Joel Stern – Teacher & Origami Book Author

Joel Stern has been one of our featured guests on Origamigos, the Origami Spirit Membership. Joel is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and has enjoyed origami since his childhood. He has authored numerous books on origami and pop-ups, including In a Spooky Haunted House, Simon & Schuster, 2020; My First Origami Animals Kit, Tuttle, 2020; My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit, Tuttle, 2019.

Joel’s paper creations have been exhibited in the United States, Japan, Brazil, and Israel. He has received awards and recognition from Creative Child Magazine for books published by Tuttle including Origami City Kit (2017), Origami Zoo Kit (2016), and My First Origami Kit (2013).

Joel conducts origami workshops for all ages in galleries, libraries, schools, and camps that incorporate storytelling, demonstrations, puzzles, and games. He is the coordinator of Pacific Ocean Paperfolders (POP), an international group of origami enthusiasts that meets online every month.

To contact Joel and for more information about his work visit his website HERE.

Joel conducts the monthly online meetings of Pacific Ocean Paperfolders (POP) every fourth Sunday from 1-3 PM Pacific time. For more information check the OrigamiUSA online calendar of events HERE

To see our interview with Joel join the Origami Spirit Membership >>> HERE

Joel Stern’s Books

My First Origami Kit *Jewish Holiday Origami *
Animated Origami Faces Book * or PDF (at OrigamiUSA)Origami Games * (letter-size paper)
Origami City Kit *My First Origami Fairy Tales Kit *
Origami Zoo Kit *In a Spooky Haunted House * (Pop-up book)

(*Affiliate links)

Animated Origami Faces


This is a page of Leyla’s journal from 2013 featuring “Caramel Bear”, a charming figure created by Joel Stern and included in his book My First Origami Kit. Read more about Journaling and Origami HERE.

Joel shared a link to fold a lovely origami Owl he appreciates because of its simplicity. Unfortunately, we don’t know who the creator is (If you happen to find out, please let us know).

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