Origami Pig

Origami Pig Pig Pig (D Petty) Pig (CY Hung) Pig (S O’Hanlon) Pig (TP Kong) Pig/Schwein (S Weber) Pig: pg 1, 2, 3 (NG Cuong) Pig: pg 1, 2, 3, (HM Tai) Business Card Pig (Macgyver) Origami Pig (M Case) Little Piggy… (R Katz) Spotted Pig (H Birkeland) World’s Largest Origami Pig (Zmolek-Smith)  

Origami Dog

Origami Dog Dog Dog (J Casoblanco) Dog (P Jackson) Dog (CY Hung) Doggie/perrito (V Dolz) Doggie/perrito (pg 10-15) (E Santos) Barking Dog (P Jackson) Basset Dog (FH Rojas) Begging Dog (E Corrie) Boxer (P Forcher) Dachshund (E Corrie) German Shepherd (P Forcher) Little Dog (B Dunkan) Little Terrier Dog (FJ Caboblanco) Nodding Dog (P Jackson)… Continue reading Origami Dog

Origami Rooster

Origami Rooster   Rooster Rooster (TP Kong) Rooster (E Binzinger) Rooster (M Vigo) Easy Rooster (RHC Bristle) Gallo/Rooster (P Gallo) Good Morning Rooster (L Stringer) Le Coq/Rooster (C Boudias) Cock of Dresden (von KD Ennen) Chicken (origami-club.com) Chicken 2 (origami-club.com)  

Origami Monkey

Origami Monkey Monkey Monkey (?) Monkey here or here (R Glynn) Monkey 1 or here with banana (CY Hung) Monkey 2 or here (CY Hung) Monkey Head (R Glynn) Origami Monkey (OrigamiWay.com) Chimpanzee Head (Q Trollip) Simple Monkey (Tavin) Gibon/Gibbon (from Kan-no-mado)  

Origami Sheep, Goat, Ram

Origami Sheep, Goat, Ram Sheep Sheep (S O’Hanlon) Sheep (A Carpenter) Sheep (origami-club.com) Goat or here (CY Hung) Goat Head (?) Ram 1 (chine-culture.com) Ram 2 (chine-culture.com) Business Card Ram’s Head: page 1, 2 (Macgyver)  

Origami Horses

Origami Horses   Origami Horses Diagrams Horse (S O’Hanlon) Horse or here (CY Hung) Horse (D Petty) Horse (A Kastlunger) Horse (D Brill) Horse (TP Kong) Horse (N Miyajima) Caballo/Horse: here or here (JA Voyer) Horse (M Noboru) Caballo/Horse (M Maya) Caballo/Horse (R Diaz) Caballo/Horse (LP Martinez) Horse Heads/Cavalli (P D’Auria) Fantasy Horse/Pony (B Dunkan)… Continue reading Origami Horses

Origami Snake

Origami Snake Snake Cobra pg 4 (J Adams) Cobra pg 10 (J Koppel) Snake (L Stringer) Snake (A Anselmo) Snake (origami-club.com) Snake/Ular (H Tahir) Origami Snake (Origami-Instructions.com) Spiral Snake (KA Lundberg) Streaked Snake (R Foelker) $Serpent (C Randall)    

Origami Dragon

Origami Dragon   Dragon Dragon (D Abbey) Dragon (S O’Hanlon) Dragon (H Pereira) Dragon (J Niemeyer) Dragon (J Zsebe) Dragon (M Jackson) Dragon (TP Kong) Dragon (K Weidner) Dragon (M Noboru) Dragao (EN dos Santos) here or here (EN dos Santos) Dragon: page 1 , 2 (J Caboblanco) Dragon pg 10 (J Koppel) Dragon (FG… Continue reading Origami Dragon

Origami Rabbits

Origami Rabbits   Rabbit Bunny (T Stamm) Bunny (TP Kong) Ballon Bunny (Orc) Blow-p Bunny (Orc) Business Card Hopping Bunny (GM Gross) Hare or here (S O’Hanlon) Hare/Liebre (L Montoya) & here Hare Sitting (B Dunkan) Shy Little Hare (T Yenn) Rabbit (K Kasahara) Rabbit (J Zsebe) Rabbit (HT Quyet) Rabbit (HT Quyet) Rabbit (CY… Continue reading Origami Rabbits

Origami Ox

Origami Ox, Bull, Cow   Ox Cow (S O’Hanlon) Cow (marcels-kid-crafts.com) Cattle (origami-club.com) Bull (J Zsebe) Bull (AF Petlewski) Bull (S Weber) Bull (D Boursin) Bull 1 (chine-culture.com) Bull 2 (chine-culture.com) Bull 3 (chine-culture.com) Bull/Toro (AO Avila) Bull/Toro (G Rohads) with short or long horns Bull Skull (J Cole) Buffalo (PD Huy) $Bull (A Anselmo)… Continue reading Origami Ox

Origami Mouse

Origami Mouse and Rats Rat Maus 96/Mouse (P Forcher) Maus 98/Mouse (P Forcher) Mouse (CY Hung) Mouse; pg 7 (J Koppel) Mouse pg 30 (J Montroll) Mouse (H Tahir) Mouse: pg 1, 2 (SW Seon) Mouse (T Gotani) Mouse for Cat (Donahue/Torres) Little Mouse (F Scalambra) Loitering Mouse (F Shingu) Tanaka Mouse (M Tanaka) La… Continue reading Origami Mouse

Chopstick Wrapper Stand / Rest

Chopstick Wrapper Stand / Rest   Learn to make a chopstick wrapper stand or chopstick rest using the paper around a disposable chopstick. When you are in a restaurant waiting for your Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese food to come, don’t sit idle! Impress your friends with this mini origami table made from the paper sleeve… Continue reading Chopstick Wrapper Stand / Rest

Chopstick Wrapper Heart

Chopstick Wrapper Heart Learn to fold a chopstick wrapper into an origami heart. This paper heart can be given as an impromptu gift, or can be used as a chopstick stand. It’s a great way to spend your time while you wait for your Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese food to arrive. Rip open and remove the chopstick out… Continue reading Chopstick Wrapper Heart

Chopstick Wrapper Bird

Chopstick Wrapper Bird   These instructions will show you how to make an origami chopstick wrapper bird. When you are in a restaurant waiting for your Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese food to come, don’t sit idle! Instead, impress your friends with this origami bird made from the paper sleeve surrounding the disposable chopsticks. Not only… Continue reading Chopstick Wrapper Bird

Chip Bag Fold

Chip Bag Fold Learn this chip bag fold and you will never need a clamp ever again! Have you ever had a bag of unfinished potato chips which you want to keep fresh? These simple steps will allow you to close the potato chip bag without using a clip or clamp. An example of a… Continue reading Chip Bag Fold

Brown Paper Bag Fold

Brown Paper Bag Fold Learn to do the Brown Paper Bag fold which converts a humble lunch sack into a functional sack with a handle! How silly is that? Well, if you bring sack lunches to work or school then this fold is not silly at all. Fold a corner of a brown paper bag… Continue reading Brown Paper Bag Fold

Plastic Grocery Bag Fold

Plastic Grocery Bag Fold Plastic grocery bag folding will bring an element order into your life. Don’t let those pesky plastic bags clutter your kitchen drawers. Fold them into little packs. It’s easy, it’s efficient, it’s trendy.   Smooth out a plastic grocery bag. Fold it in half lengthwise. Fold in half lengthwise again to… Continue reading Plastic Grocery Bag Fold

Origami 36 Page Book

Origami 36 Page Book by Hans Birkeland   This 36 page book is by Hans Birkeland and used to be found on this web site: http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/ But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram… Continue reading Origami 36 Page Book

Book 1

Book 1 by Hans Birkeland   This DIY origami book is by Hans Birkeland and used to be found on this website: http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/ But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduced it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram and wish for… Continue reading Book 1

Book 2

Book 2 by Hans Birkeland This DIY origami book is by Hans Birkeland and used to be found on this web site: http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/     But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram and… Continue reading Book 2

A6 Dodecahedron

A6 Dodecahedron This A6 Dodecahedron was designed by David Brill and first published in Brilliant Origami by David Brill. It uses 12 sheets of A-sized paper.   Origami A6 Dodecahedron Instructions: Take a sheet of A5 or A6 paper and fold it in half and unfold. Do this for vertical and horizontal so you can… Continue reading A6 Dodecahedron

Make your own CD Covers

Make your own CD Covers CD covers are a necessity for those who buy blank CDs in bulk. Instead of spending more money on CD sleeves and jewel cases, why not make your own CD covers? The sleeves can be folded from letter-size paper or from A4-paper. Some of the designs are easy to fold… Continue reading Make your own CD Covers

Origami CD Cover Square Center

Origami CD Cover Square Center These instructions are adapted from the “Best of paper CD cases” Instructions by golics. See original video here. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half by bringing the bottom-edge towards the top. Fold in half again by bringing the left-edge towards the right. Fold in half yet… Continue reading Origami CD Cover Square Center

Origami CD Cover Flower Pattern

Origami CD Cover Flower Pattern These instructions are adapted from the “Paper CD Case Flower Design” created by golics. See original video here. This CD cover is not hard to make but does take a bit of concentration and attention to details. However, it is a beautiful fold and well worth the effort. Start with… Continue reading Origami CD Cover Flower Pattern

Origami CD Cover Clasp Lock

Origami CD Cover Clasp Lock These instructions are adapted from the “CD Case from normal printer paper” instructions by golics. See original video here. Take a piece of paper and fold it into quarters. The center is where the two creases intersect. Place a CD in the center of the paper and trace a circle… Continue reading Origami CD Cover Clasp Lock

Poo Paper

Poo Paper Paper made from Animal Dung Origami enthusiasts are always interested in new kinds of paper on the market. Did you know that some papers are made with animal droppings? Animals that eat a lot of vegetable matter and have poor digestive systems generate poo that is suitable for making paper. The animal droppings… Continue reading Poo Paper

Origami Kits

Origami Kits One of the great advantages of origami kits is that they’re all-in-one. You don’t have to shop for a book and then shop for origami paper: a kit has it all nicely packaged, ready to go. Origami Fun Kit for Beginners  is a compilation kit with 3 small origami books and 96 sheets… Continue reading Origami Kits

Computer Stuff

Computer Stuff Origami related computer stuff is great for those who love origami and computers. Most are free for download. Screen Savers, Desktop Images, & Computer Stuff Anool Mahidharia Atsushi Shibata Origamania   Origami ClipArt from Microsoft Office Online from Google Origami Fonts free origami fonts from D Petty see here from Laren Ashpole see… Continue reading Computer Stuff

Origami Addict

You’re an Origami Addict when…. These origami addict comments were generated by members of the Origami newsgroup and were compiled by L. Beaudin. You’re an origami addict when…. You laugh at puns such as: “In the last 7 days Origami Bank has folded”. You can identify the designer of a diagram just by looking at… Continue reading Origami Addict

History of Letterfolds

History of Letterfolds This page is about the history of letterfolds in Europe. It is not an exhaustive study, rather it is just a small segment of the information that exists and is yet to be verified. See diagram of Possible European Letterfold here.   Letterfolding has a long but forgotten history. It is often… Continue reading History of Letterfolds

What is Origami?

What is Origami? These “what is origami” comments were generated by members of the Origami newsgroup. by David Lister I have been reading again, “Amazing Origami” by Kunihiko Kasahara (2001) and on page 5 he asks; “What is origami?”. He writes that it is a question that has kept him occupied for 20 years. He… Continue reading What is Origami?

Designing Origami

Designing Origami Most people are familiar with folding origami models which have been created by other artists. But have you ever thought of designing origami models of your own? Before you Design… Before you launch your own origami studio, it might be prudent to practice folding the models created by others first. In addition to… Continue reading Designing Origami

Diagramming Origami

Diagramming Origami After you have designed your own origami model, you may wish to teach other how to fold your model. Diagramming origami is one way but there are other options. Demonstration The most fun and effective way to show someone how to fold origami is to sit beside them and fold along with them.… Continue reading Diagramming Origami

Origami Videos

Origami Videos This page is dedicated to “fun” origami videos which have origami but are not necessarily instructional videos. You can also click here to get instructional dollar bill origami, or origami stories and poems. Fun to Watch Origami Videos Papiroflexia by J Baldwin: a lovely cartoon clip where a burly (but gentle) man folds… Continue reading Origami Videos

Origami Stories & Poems

Origami Stories & Poems Interestingly, paper can be used for folding and for writing stories and poems. Over the ages, origami models and written works have inspired people from both sides of the paper:  – the folder and the receiver;  – the writer and the reader. Here, we have a collection of origami stories and… Continue reading Origami Stories & Poems

Origami Paper

Origami Paper     Types of Origami Paper Origami paper comes in many grades, types, and sizes. They are usually square in shape, though some are circular or rectangular. The most common type is colored on one side and white on the bottom size. This type of paper can be found in office supply stores, arts… Continue reading Origami Paper

Origami Paper Storage

Origami Paper Storage Ideas   For casual paper folders, origami paper storage can be as simple as leaving the sheets in it’s original wrapping. But for serious origami enthusiasts who have many sizes and textures of paper, paper storage becomes a real issue. Here are some ideas to consider:   Origami Paper Storage Zip-Lock Bags… Continue reading Origami Paper Storage

Paper Cutters

Paper Cutters Who needs paper cutters? Most origami models begin with a square piece of paper. So, if you didn’t buy square origami paper, then you need to cut your paper into the shape of a square. Click here to learn two easy ways to make a square from a rectangle. How to Cut Paper… Continue reading Paper Cutters

Origami Tools

Origami Tools   You don’t need any origami tools to fold paper. All you need is your hands, a piece of paper, and a flat surface to fold on. Easy. You can do it at home, you can do it at work (oops, did I really say that?). You can do it on the train,… Continue reading Origami Tools

Origami Resources

Origami Resources This web page directs you to the origami resources that are available to you. There are many ways to be apart of the origami community. If you are shy, you may ask a question anonymously in a newsgroup, or subscribe to a newsletter. Feeling a little more brave? You can meet other origami… Continue reading Origami Resources

Origami Professionals

Origami Professionals Are you looking for a unique logo? Why not use origami in your next advertising campaign? There are thousands of origami enthusiasts; but only a few are good enough to be called professionals. If you need a one-of-a-kind origami model, these are the people to talk to. Click onto the artist’s name to… Continue reading Origami Professionals

Origami Organizations

Origami Organizations   Origami Organizations in the USA Atlanta Regional Folders (ARF) Bay Area Rapid Folders (BARF) Chicago Area Origami Society (CHAOS) Finger Lakes Paperfolders (FLaP) Indianapolis Regional Origami Network of Folders Long Island Folding Enthusiasts (LIFE) Ohio Paper Folders in Columbus, Ohio Origami Club of Pittsburgh’s (OCoP) OrigaMIT Origami San Diego OrigamiUSA Portland Oregon… Continue reading Origami Organizations

Origami Historians

Origami Historians Origami historians are people who are very knowledgeable in the areas of origami, paper folding, and related aspects of the paper arts. An origami historian usually has a passion for finding information, travels to remote locations to see for themselves, seaches for, collects, and purchase out-of-print books, and actively communicates and corresponds with… Continue reading Origami Historians

Origami Enthusiasts

Origami Enthusiasts:   Origami Enthusiasts are people who love the art of paper folding. Not only do they love origami, they are willing to share their artwork, diagrams and commentaries. Calling all origami enthusiasts! Please help us keep this list current by reporting broken links. Contact Us to add or remove a site. Albert’s Paper… Continue reading Origami Enthusiasts

Origami Newsgroups

Origami Newsgroups & Newsletters   Newsgroups, Forums, Chat Rooms A great way to get in touch with fellow origami enthusiasts is to join a forum or participate in a chat group. These options are free of charge and you have the choice to “lurk and listen” or to actively participate in the discussions. Origami List… Continue reading Origami Newsgroups

Folding Bones

Folding Bones   Folding bones (or bone folders) are great when you have a lot of paper to fold and your fingers are sore. These tools help fold, crease, and score paper. In the past, they were made from cow, deer, or elk bone. [Photo by G Harrison (Indiana University)]. Today, commercially available ones are… Continue reading Folding Bones

Fold T-Shirts Origami Style

Fold T-Shirts Origami Style   Don’t be overwhelmed by the laundry. These instructions will explain how to fold t-shirts in less than 10 seconds. Fold T-Shirts Instructions Take a t-shirt and lay it down flat on a table. Smooth out the wrinkles. Imagine a line (line A) that divides the shirt in half: the top… Continue reading Fold T-Shirts Origami Style

Display Origami

Display Origami   Here are a few ideas on how to display origami because one “problem” with origami is that you will end up with too many models. What will you do with all of them? Give Them Away First and foremost, we recommend that you give your models away. People love getting gifts and… Continue reading Display Origami

Origami Databases

Origami Databases   The Origami Databases is a massive collection with over 33,000 origami diagrams and over 2000 book titles. You can search for models, search for books, or have items listed alphabetically. Searches may be slow due to the extensive amount of stored information. The database by Gilad has over 2,500 origami books, magazines… Continue reading Origami Databases

Modular Origami

Modular Origami Modular origami, also called unit origami, requires two or more pieces of paper. The paper is folded into a shape called a “unit” or a “module”. Many units are assembled together to form the final origami model. Often, the final model looks remarkably different compared to the appearance of the units themselves. Go… Continue reading Modular Origami

Envelope & Letterfolds

Envelope & Letterfolds Letterfolds are the folds you make so that the contents of a letter cannot be seen. The simplest letterfold is to fold a sheet in half. A common letterfold is to fold a sheet into thirds so that it fits into a standard-size envelope. However, there are other clever ways to fold… Continue reading Envelope & Letterfolds

Action Origami

Action Origami (Origami Toys)   Action origami models are unique in that they move. The most obvious action models are the paper airplanes . But the oldest action models have been with us for over 400 years. The cootie catcher may have been invented in the the early 1600’s. This device has had many names:… Continue reading Action Origami

Action Origami Diagrams

Action Origami Action Origami Diagrams Rabbits Ballon Bunny (Orc) Blow-Up Bunny (Orc) Frogs Croaking Frog (J Shafer) Croaking Frog (F Shingu) Frog Tongue pg 1 , pg 2 (J Shafer) Frog (D Petty) Chinese Jumping Frog (D Petty) Chinese Jumping Frog (NF Grebenicek) Jumping Frog (ORC) Jumping Frog (D Petty) Jumping Frog (J Smith) Talking… Continue reading Action Origami Diagrams

Toshie’s Jewel

Toshie’s Jewel This delightful origami model is commonly called Toshie’s Jewel (named after Toshie Takahama). It is made with three pieces of the Sonobe Unit (named after Mitsonobu Sonobe). Click here to learn how to make a Sonobe unit. Make 3 of these. It is important to notice that each Sonobe unit has two points… Continue reading Toshie’s Jewel

Sonobe Stellated Octahedron

Sonobe Stellated Octahedron This Sonobe stellated octahedron is made with 12 Sonobe units (created by Mitsonobu Sonobe). The Sonobe unit is very versatile and can be used to make all sorts of polyhedra such a hexahedron, a stellated octahedron, a stellated icosahedron, and many other irregular polyhedra. Learn to fold a Sonobe unit here. Beginners… Continue reading Sonobe Stellated Octahedron

Silly Origami Folds

Silly Origami Folds This somewhat sparse page is dedicated to silly origami folds. Why not? They may be silly, but they are also useful. Enjoy! Fold laundry shirts in 10 seconds (ORC)   Fold plastic grocery bags into tidy triangles (ORC)   Fold chip bags so chips don’t spill out (ORC)   Fold brown paper… Continue reading Silly Origami Folds

School Teachers Fold

School Teachers Fold This School Teachers Fold was conveyed to us by Dave Hawk. He recounts the days when he was a schoolboy in England and the teachers would write notes for the students, fold them up, and then clip them to their notebooks. The notes were written on 3″ x 8″ note slips of… Continue reading School Teachers Fold

Origami Page Corner

Origami Page Corner Don’t just “dog-ear” your page corner, use origami to make the page corners beautiful and distinctive. Here are a couple of ideas: Recessed Corner: simple and easy to do.   – fold back to form a triangular flap behind,   – fold the flap forward again with a slight recess. Variations include… Continue reading Origami Page Corner

Origami Car

Origami Car, Boat, and Vehicles This page is dedicated to origami cars and vehicles including, trucks, vans, buses, wagons, trains, rockets, and more. On the Road: Origami Cars, Trucks, etc. Origami Bus (origami-club.com) Origami Car (origami-club.com) Origami Car (origami-paper.ru) Origami Car (C Ong) Origami Truck (origami-club.com) Origami Van (Orc) 3D Origami Car (origami-make.com) Automovil: page… Continue reading Origami Car

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac Diagrams for Chinese Zodiac Animals: Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar; thus, new year day is usually in late January or early February and it is on a day with a new moon (no moon). No one knows when the Chinese… Continue reading Chinese Zodiac

Origami Musical Instruments

Origami Musical Instruments Make origami models that look like musical instruments. Acordeon/Accordion (C Pomaron) Eddie’s Guitar (R MacDonell) $Acoustic Guitar (AA Fehl) Flying V Guitar (AA Fehl) Guitar Amp (AA Fehl) Strumming Guitarist pg 133 (R Lang) Bassist (G Louis) Bassist (R Lang) Cello (J Stern) Violin (A Hastings) Traditional Piano (D Petty)    … Continue reading Origami Musical Instruments

Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar

Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar     This Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar Pen Holder was designed by Jeremy Shafer; it is a variation of Tomoko Fuse and Shuzo Fujimoto’s twist box. Yaacov Metzger converted the pen colder into a calendar. This model is unique in that it does not divide the paper into 1/7 divisions. Folding… Continue reading Hexagonal Twist Box Calendar

Origami 26 Page Book

Origami 26 Page Book by Hans Birkeland   This 26 Page Book is by Hans Birkeland and used to be found on this web site: http://www.hansbirkeland.150m.com/ But this site is no longer active and we have captured the image and reproduce it here. Please contact us if you are the rightful owner of this diagram… Continue reading Origami 26 Page Book

Paper Airplane Instructions

Paper Airplane Instructions Paper airplanes are a classic example of origami in action. They are easy to fold, fun to fly and people can’t resist launching them. Did you know that you can make a different paper airplane everyday? Check out these page-a-day paper airplane calendars.   Paper Airplane Diagrams Airplane Glider (M Sanders) ArrowPlane… Continue reading Paper Airplane Instructions

Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplanes Paper airplanes are something every schoolboy knew how to fold. These boys grow up but never leave their childhood hobby and this leads to a generation of engineers who are still dedicated to making the fastest, biggest, and longest flying paper airplanes! Biggest March 2012: Pima Air & Space Museum launched a giant… Continue reading Paper Airplanes

Modular Origami Diagrams

Modular Origami Some people love modular origami. So satisfying to fold the units and have it assembled into a beautiful model – almost like magic! Other people hate modular origami. Why would anyone want to fold the same simple unit over and over again? These people prefer the regular kind of origami: one sheet =… Continue reading Modular Origami Diagrams

Books and Bookmarks


Books and Bookmarks People have always wanted to learn how to make books and bookmarks origami style. Any piece of paper slipped between two pages would do as a bookmark, but origami bookmarks can be stylish and distinguish you apart from the rest. These origami bookmarks are cleverly folded pieces of paper which can be… Continue reading Books and Bookmarks

Autumn Origami

Autumn Origami : Fall Season Autumn Origami is a page dedicated to images of the fall season:   – leaves changing color,   – bare tree branches, and   – year end’s harvest of pumpkins & squash. These are followed by images of Halloween and Thanksgiving.   Fallen Leaves Autumn is also called Fall because… Continue reading Autumn Origami