Jumping Frog

How to Fold an Easy Origami Jumping Frog

These easy to follow instructions will show you how to fold a traditional origami jumping frog. This frog can actually jump pretty far if you press down on it’s back! When you fold this model the paper will get pretty thick near the end.…

Origami Butterfly

How to Fold an Easy Origami Butterfly

These instructions will walk you through how to fold a traditional origami butterfly. It’s a pretty simple design and all you need is a square sheet of paper. Are you ready? Let’s get started. Step 1) Start…

Origami Box

How to Fold a Traditional Origami Box – Masu Box

These instructions will show you how to make a traditional origami box also known as a masu box. Masu boxes were originally a square wooden box used to measure portions of rice during the feudal period in Japan. Masu boxes came in all kinds of…

Dinosaurs

23 Pterrific Dinosaurs Expertly Folded from Paper

Dinosaurs continue to be some of my favourite things to fold so in this post we're going to take a look at another fantastic round of origami dinosaurs. Kaede Nakamura has designed an excellent Styracosaurus. Finding a way to fold all those horns…

Origami Vending Machine in Uchiko Japan

Adorable Vending Machine Selling Origami Turns up in Rural Japan

Japan is known for having some pretty interesting vending machines that sell almost anything you can imagine. Recently one vending machine that appeared in the rural town of Uchiko and has become very popular on the Internet. This vending machine…

Easter

Rabbits, Chicks, Lambs and Other Egg-Ceptional Easter Origami

Happy Easter everyone! In this post we're going to take a look at a lot of great rabbits, which is expected, but we also have a pretty wide collection of other awesome Easter-themed things folded out of paper. First up is one of the best rabbits…

Traditional Origami Crane

How to Fold a Traditional Origami Crane

The traditional paper crane is probably the most famous of all origami models. It’s designed after the Japanese red-crowned crane. In Japanese mythology this crane is known as the “Honourable Lord Crane” and it wings carried souls up to heaven. The…

You Bet Giraffe!

Are these Paper Animals Awesome? You Bet Giraffe they Are!

Animals are still probably the most popular thing to fold out of paper. In this post we're going to take a look at a pretty diverse collection of different animals from all over the world. First up is this incredible warthog folded from a single…

Origami Dogs

25 Pawsome Origami Dogs that You Mutt See

We've posted about dogs previously. Since then we've come across a ton of other fantastic paper dogs that also deserve to be highlighted. We'll start out this post with this beautiful looking dog folded from a sheet of mulberry paper. Image source:…

Origami Gundam

Incredible Mobile Suit Gundam Robots Folded Out of Paper

We've made a couple of posts in the past about anime-themed models. When I saw the designs from origami RXMAN however I knew we had to do a Gundam specific post. The Gundam anime series is a science fiction anime series that started back in 1979.…

Math

The Mathematics, Laws and Theory Behind Crease Patterns

Did you know that paper folding developed in China, Korea, and Europe (in addition to Japan)? Did you also know that the art of paper folding, most commonly associated with Japan, may have in fact been invented in China? Cai Lun, a Chinese eunich…

Wet Folding

Wet Folding, What It Is and How to Do It

The grandmaster of origami, Akira Yoshizawa, first created the technique of wet folding. What makes it different from traditional paper folding? Basically, you dampen the paper until it accepts folds, which can give your models a more realistic…