Origami Resource Center: the Art of Paper Folding
This origami resource center provides information about the art of paper folding. We provide links to diagrams, databases, book reviews, and ways to be a part of the paper folding community.
In Japanese, the word “ori” means “to fold” and the word “kami” means “paper”. So, “origami” means “to fold paper”. But there’s more to origami than its name. Where did it come from? Were the Japanese really the first people to fold paper? Why do we think of paper cranes when we think of origami? Who folds paper and why do we still do it? Click onto the links below to find the answers.
Types of Origami
History of Origami
Sadako Sasaki's Story
Origami Health Benefits
Origami in Science
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Free Origami Instructions
If you love folding paper into cool things, you've come to the right placed. This page lists free origami instructions sorted by category. You can find everything from animals, flowers, birds, vehicles, boxes, stars, jewelry and more. Click the picture to get started.