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
If you're like us, you always begged your parents to let you get a parrot (What? They make you look like a pirate when perched on your shoulder), but they never consented because of the noise factor. Now you can nab a parrot all your own by folding this origami macaw parrot. ...more
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 you've ever visited Paris, then you've definitely wished you could bring the spectacular nature of the Eiffel Tower back with you. After all, it's triumphant, beautifully laced with steel, and hosts a wonderful restaurant at the top. Check out this video to learn how to fo ...more
First things first: Do not try to attempt this super crazy complex origami project unless you've had your fair share of experience folding modular origami. Now that that's out of the way, take a look at this origami folding tutorial to learn how to put together origami tessel ...more
Origami paper folding is an ancient Asian art form that still lives strong today all over the world. Learn how to create some fun and easy things with paper from an origami paper folding expert in this free video clip series. Part 1 of 19 - How to Learn advanced origami foldin ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to make an origami rose by Mr. Kawasaki. This is a very complex rose to fold. This project is recommended for intermediate or advanced folding enthusiasts. This video also shows a little trick to help it stay together while doing some of the har ...more
Now that spring is approaching swiftly, it's officially going to be wedding season. That means lots of fanciful soirees, the Wedding March played so often you can hear it in your sleep, and beautiful, princess-worthy gowns strutting down the aisle. If your friend is getting m ...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
If you've mastered a basic origami heart and rose then it's time to move on to a more difficult and lifelike origami project: This origami iris. Made of intricate and complex petals that jut up and out, this flower is gorgeous.
Before you embark on folding this cool empty-centered origami modular ball, be warned: This is not for the butterfingers or beginner origami students among us. With a multitude of sides and a delicate balance of paper that keeps the ball from collapsing in on itself, this is o ...more
Now that spring is approaching swiftly, it's officially going to be wedding season. That means lots of fanciful soirees, the Wedding March played so often you can hear it in your sleep, and bride and grooms floating towards the pasto to say their I Dos. Gift the groom or the ...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
Hone your origami folding skills - as well as craft a pirate-chic treasure chest that can actually store your precious plunder - by checking out this origami video. Your finger dexterity will be challenged by the curved fold, an advanced origami fold that leaves the leagues of ...more
Admittedly, kawasaki roses are cute little things, but if you're tired folding the same origami roses as everyone else and want to try something exotic and original then try folding this gorgeous origami aquilegia flower. Composed of an illusionistic swirly center and petals ...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
When you have to use 18 individual pieces to create an origami project, you know it's going to be hard. Thankfully, with this video you'll be guided through exactly how to maneuver every crease and fold. Check out this advanced origami tutorial to learn how to compose an impr ...more
When you muse on the topic of origami, you're probably imagining some pretty advanced stuff that sends your head - if not your fingers - for a spin. Modular dodecahedrons (what?) and magic squares, done by the more advanced origami artist, make the art seem too difficult for c ...more
This camera won't be able to take any pictures, but we can bet that after you make it you'll be taking lots of artsy pictures of it and posting it to your indie craft blog! Made from a dollar bill, this digital SLR camera is super cool and mighty impressive. Make sure that be ...more
First of all, we're not going to lie: This butterfly ball origami project is not a simple one to fold. In fact, you should only attempt it if you're an intermediate or advanced origami student. Second, we have no idea why this star-like object is called a butterfly ball (perha ...more
Stars are symbols of hope and light during the holiday season, probably the reason why lots of folks dress the top of their trees with this single most important holiday emblem. So what better origami project to fold this Christmas than an origami star? Take a gander at this ...more
Michael LaFosse, origami artist, created this series of video folding lessons to teach you how to craft a variety of polar animals, using just square pieces of paper. Wildlife from both North and South Poles are represented, and you can even learn how to fold their glacial hab ...more
We know that there is some seriously impressive origami out there. From 30-sided modular origami spheres to magic cubes and advanced, rounded figures like dragons, the world of origami offers so much to create if only you practice. Start small and cute by folding this easy or ...more
This great video tutorial from Michael LaFosse will show you how to not only make a cool, green jumping frog, but it will also show you how to make a simple traditional origami duck, a puppy dog, a water lily, a phoenix, an advanced butterfly, and a happy good-luck bat. Just m ...more
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
Learn how to fold a trampoline origami design. This squishy paper object is somewhat advanced, but makes a great ornament or desk accessory!
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
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a butterfly with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own butterflies from a sheet of folded paper. These are great for tapin ...more
The science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "That any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who would have thought that we could create a wave of air with a piece of cardboard, and fly a folded sheet of telephone book paper on the wave ...more
More advanced origami projects call for more advanced papers. In this tutorial, you'll acquire the art of paper making. Specifically, you'll learn how to make your own origami tissue foil paper, which has a much stronger hold than normal origami paper. Tissue foil origami pap ...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
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
This advanced origami model involves maker two cranes from a single sheet of paper! The paper design looks like a mutant with 3 wings and 2 heads. Learn how to fold it by watching this video!
Reach new levels of creepiness in your origami hobby by learning how to tuck and fold this origami Jack in the Box. The origami project takes an afternoon to make (the video itself is about an hour long) but the priceless expression on the face of your friend (who happens to h ...more
This is an advanced modular origami design and an amazing looking paper design! The video demonstrates how to fold the six intersecting squares of origami made of modules.
Looking for a fancy variation on the standard origami gift box? Look no further. With this guide, you'll learn how to make an advanced paper box with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the fol ...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
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
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.
Not only is origami useful for making things that appear like they should be able to fly (like paper cranes), it's actually quite good at making things that do fly — like paper planes. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper glider with origami, the traditional art o ...more
Bored with boxes? No longer content with cranes? With this advanced guide, you'll learn how to make a modular paper peacock sculpture with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as ...more
Looking for a more advanced paper box design? Try this one. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a lidded, four-compartment paper box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get st ...more
Want to make your own origami flowers? Single stem or a whole bouquet? The design is a bit advanced so practice with the simpler shapes first. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from folded paper. For more informatio ...more
Looking for an advanced craft project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a 3D skeletal octahedron with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started ...more
This video origami tutorial shows how to fold and snip an advanced paper airplane: the JKF-168 jetplane. Be the envy of all your class or office mates who are stuck folding their standard issue paper airplanes. Learn how to craft the JKF-168 jetplane paper airplane by watching ...more
Learn to fold this super duper cute little bunny. Degree of difficulty: Courageous novice with some experience but ready for advanced folds and creases.
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami empress doll. The design is a bit advanced.
This is one not so easy origami paper rose model. Difficulty: Advanced What you need: Square piece of paper: 21cm x 21cm Duration: 15 minutes Video: .
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more