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Origami Crane: Easy Tutorial and Twelve Fun Facts thumbnail

The orizuru (折鶴 ori- “folded,” tsuru “crane”), or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. The crane is a traditional origami figure, auspicious in Japanese culture. Legend says that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. For those [...]

How to Make a Cute Origami Dress -Fifties Fashion thumbnail

If you make this origami dress, I guarantee you will fall in love with it and you’ll probably end up folding a whole line of dresses to fill your closet. Who wouldn’t want a closet full of such delightful origami dresses! Since it folds flat, you can use it to paste on an Artist Trading [...]

How to Make an Origami Hearty Santa thumbnail

Raise your hand if you enjoy making origami Santas! This delightful Origami Hearty Santa, designed by origami artist, Beth Johnson will definitely steal your heart! I don’t want to miss an opportunity to fold a Santa and much less this heart-warming Hearty Santa. As an additional bonus, the same process of folding this Santa can [...]

Video Tutorial to Make an Origami Egg-Laying Hen thumbnail

A few days ago, I received a lovely packet of colorful origami paper. I first thought of trying it on one of my all-time favorite origami models, an Egg-laying Hen, a creation of Zsuzsanna Kricskovics. Even if you have folded this hen before, it’s always fun to fold and play with. Below you can watch [...]

How to make a Stay-Home Origami Crane thumbnail

Have you ever folded the classic origami crane? Or perhaps the delightful flapping crane? If you have, you’ve had enough practice to try your hands at learning how to make this charming Stay-Home Origami Crane. This origami model is a design of my friend Ng Boon Choon (Malaysia/Singapore), also known as Ah Boon. Ah Boon [...]

An Easy and Creative Way to Include Origami in Your Journaling thumbnail

Do you keep a journal? If you’ve never tried journaling, or even if you have, you might draw some ideas and inspiration from this post. I’ve been journaling for many years. It brings solace and a deep connection to my inner creative self. My intended goal is to write daily but it’s not always easy [...]

How to Make an Origami Hen-Basket thumbnail

If you have been following Origami Spirit for a while, you might be aware of how much we love Origami Hens, Origami Roosters, and Origami Chicks! To add to the flock of paper chickens featured in the past, I’m delighted to present here this Hen-Basket, a creation of the prolific artist José Meeusen (Netherlands). You [...]

How to Make an Origami Pig and Candy Box thumbnail

Do you love origami animals? Do you like origami boxes? A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from Rhonda, an Origami Spirit follower, suggesting the following: “I like the Cat and Candy Box and your origami tutorial is easy to follow.   I was wondering if you could make the same box but for a [...]

How to Remember the Steps to Make an Origami Model thumbnail

We are having a blast in our course “The Joy of Origami”. Thanks to the magic and connectivity of the Internet people from many different parts of the world have joined the workshop including those representing Norway, Italy, South Africa, Uruguay and the United States. One of the questions asked during our first meeting was [...]