The basic tenet of origami is to create an object - a bird, cube, monkey, etc. - using a single piece of paper. And while for the most part this is possible, there are notable exceptions, including modular origami and this menacing red bull. Just take one look at the bull and ...more
Origami a Folder
Learn this origami project for intermediate folders and make a dog out of a square piece of paper.
This may just be one of the coolest origami folding projects we've ever come across at Wonder How To. Yeah, it looks almost impossible to fold and super complex, but if you're an advanced origami folder then this project will be fun to attempt. Check out the video to learn ho ...more
If there is a cuter origami snail out there then we haven't seen it. This origami snail, made entirely from paper, looks like the real thing, only more adorable. Check out the video to learn how to crease and fold your way into slow-moving awesomeness. With rainy season come ...more
For little girls, Hello Kitty is one of the first and most easy to love cartoon characters they encounter, and this is a love affair that continues the rest of their life. With multiple incarnations like the punk Hello Kitty and the summer fun (tanned) Hello Kitty, this is one ...more
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber Germa ...more
This video explains how, with the help of paper, we can make a beautiful butterfly. Now take a square paper; you can have a nice one so that it looks beautiful. Now fold the paper into half and again fold the paper in half. Now make triangles by folding again. Now open from be ...more
Origami art is in and of itself an abstract art form. Instead of realistic depictions of bunnies and trees and cars you have geometric interperatations of them, which means they're highly angular and schematized. Check out this video to learn how to make an origami standing m ...more
When you hear the word "brocade," you're probably thinking more about richly woven fabric than folded paper. Well, this origami Japanese "brocade" is based on the brocade look - an embossed, studded cloth. Take a gander at the video to learn how to fold a multifaceted origami ...more
Alas, you have hit the mother of origami projects, the one project from which all others originate and from which all origami folders begin their journey to paper tweaking bliss. The origami crane is well known as a simple, quick, and very pretty project for beginners to orig ...more
This particular Superman, unlike the real crime-fighting hero, isn't impenetrable and made of brawny, rippling muscles, but is just as fascinating and deserving of praise and awe. Devised by the ingenious mind of origami folder Jo Nakashima, this origami Superman is based on ...more
This plump goldfish requires even less maintenance than the real things, and will look adorable as a conversation piece on your desk or a countertop. Composed of orange origami tissue paper, this fish stands up all on its own despite its rotund belly. Watch this video to see ...more
Take classic origami moving cubes to the third dimension by attempting this box-like version of moving cubes, which moves on both the x and y axes. This amazing craft can be shaped into as many forms as you can make with Legos. Watch this video by origami folder Jo Nakashima ...more
The process of making man - whether you believe we were brought here magically at the whims of an intelligent maker or we evolved slowly from apes over millions of years - was agreeably complex and arduous. Cut the crap and make your own species of miniature humans in a zillio ...more
Instructions for the origami pop-up box Most folders will find this part of the model easy to fold. Part 1 of 4 - How to Origami the pop-up box. Part 2 of 4 - How to Origami the pop-up box. Part 3 of 4 - How to Origami the pop-up box. Part 4 of 4 - How to Origami the pop-up ...more
Need a new wallet? Why not make one out of dollar bills? In this video, professional paper folder and co-founder of Origamido Studio, Michael LaFosse, shows WBUR's Here & Now how to fold, origami-style, an "X wallet" out of dollar bills.
Step-by-step instructions for how to make an origami azalea (flower and stamen). This video is for intermediate or advanced folder, as it may be to difficult for a beginner to make an origami azalea. Part 1 of 3 - How to Origami an azalea. Part 2 of 3 - How to Origami an azal ...more
The best cards are always homemade with a lot of love (the same can't be said for presents; sometimes Dad just needs that power saw). And since Father's Day is coming up quickly, why not make your daddy a card rather than purchase a personality-less mass-produced one? Watch t ...more
This is a challenging though fun project to try once you've mastered folding your lucky stars (aka puffy stars). Though this origami project does include puffy stars, the stars are folded onto a six-sided star base. This tessellation origami is recommended for advanced origam ...more
The video starts out saying that we will learn how to make an origami wallet made from a page from an old library book. You trim the page to the size of 8 1/2 x 11. You then fold the page in half and then fold each piece back up, on the front and on the back. Then unfold so th ...more
A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more
Seriously, how could you NOT fold this adorable kiwi? Chubby, tiny, and totally kawaii, this origami kiwi is a proud and beautiful mascot for its indigenous habitat of New Zealand. Whether you're an intermidate origami student or an advanced origami folder looking for an inte ...more
The kawasaki rose, named after famous origami folder and theorist Toshikazu Kawasaki, is known for its innovative geometric folds and mirror-symmetric crease patterns. In other words, his origami designs are hard to fold. But the results are surely worth it. Take a look at hi ...more
So we're going to ask you one question that will change your origami folding life forever: Are you ready to move beyond cranes? So many people get stuck and attached to making origami cranes because they're easy, cute, and pretty. But if you truly want to advance into the big ...more
This is how my version of an origami Christmas tree turned out based on the instructions I posted awhile back. Cory also made a version from white glossy paper, which looks great. I opted for the green and brown look, but it wasn't easy. I tried making a really small version ...more
Erik Demaine is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and Comp Sci at MI, but he is also an origami folder who has had work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He makes some beautiful models and intricate puzzles, but in my opinion the really inspirational work is th ...more
Learn how to make an origami crocodile. This is not an easy project, so it would be better for intermediate or advanced folders to make the origami crocodile.
Learn how to make an origami rose. This is not an easy project, so it would be better for intermediates or advanced folders to make the origami rose.
Snails are such cool cats. While we humans labor the day away in a whirlwind of errands and obligations, snails take their time wherever they choose to go. As such, we can learn a bit about taking it easy and relaxing from these small wisdom bearers. To create your own zen sn ...more
Learn to fold this wise old critter - it holds the most intimate secrets of the universe! Degree of difficulty: Confident folder who is up for learning new techniques and skills.
Learn how to fold this tough and rough elephant. Degree of difficulty: Confident folder up for learning new techniques and skills.
This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Scorpion" that Robert J. Lang designed. Robert kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. It is a complex design, so only experienced folders should attempt it. Part 1 of 7 - How to Origami a sc ...more
In this article you will learn how to understand written origami instructions, called diagrams. You can follow the video below or read the entire article Video: . History of Origami-Diagramming While many do not realize, the now accepted system of explaining how to fold origa ...more
Here are some step by step instructions for how to fold and assemble Yami Yamauchi's origami fireworks. This modular unit uses 12 sheets of paper. A bone folder can be helpful for making creases. After it's completed, this sturdy origami firework can be rotated to reveal a kal ...more
With a proficiency in origami and a handful of paper, a skilled paper folder can take over the world. But what will they carry their spoils in? This video will teach you how you can fold your own blow-up origami box. You can put whatever you want in it, from treasure to failed ...more