How to make simple origami models

 

 

 

The simple origami models shown here are the ones that you can fold easily. There are all 3D models. If you want to make easy 2D models, you should look into Easy Origami models.

 

 

Origami Airplane

 

 

Simple Origami Jet Plane

top view of simple origami airplane

side view of simple origami airplane

Level

Beginner

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This simple origami jet plane requires only sixteen steps to follow

 

Simple Origami Jet Plane

 

easy origami jet plane

 

 

 

 

Level

Beginner

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This easy origami jet plane is one of the oldest model I made in sixties.

 
 

 

Simple Origami Space Shuttle

simple origami space shuttle

Level

Beginner

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This simple origami space shuttle is a beginner's version of space shuttle. It is quite simple to fold. One special folding technique that you need to careful about is inside reverse-fold.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Bag

 

 

Traditional Origami Bag

traditional origami bag

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami bag starts from a square base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Ball

 

 

Traditional Origami Ball

traditional origami balloon
Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami ball is easy to make and then you can play with it after you make one. It is based on balloon base.

 

Easy Origami Ball

 

easy origami ball
Level

Beginner

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In my opinion, this origami ball is easier to make compare to the traditonal origami ball.

 

New Origami Ball

 

new origami ball
Level

Intermediate

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New origami ball is different from classic origami ball (or balloon). It is not based on balloon base and it is somewhat larger compare to the traditional origami ball.

 

 

 

Origami Bed

 

 

Single origami bed

 

single origami bed

 

Level

Intermediate

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This simple single origami bed requires you to apply Z-fold initially. You also need to apply chair-fold twice. Later, you will learn what 90 degrees valley- and mountain-folds are.
 

Single origami bed II

 

single origami bed

 

Level

Intermediate

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You need to learn what Z-fold and modified chair-fold are in order to make this single origami bed II.
 
 

 

Double origami bed II

 

double origami bed II

 

Level

Intermediate

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You will apply 90 degrees valley- and mountain-folds to make this double origami bed II. It is very similar to the double origami bed.

 

Double origami bed

 

double origami bed

 

Level

Intermediate

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The double origami bed requires similar folding methods shown on the single origami bed.

 
 

 

 

Origami Bird

 

Traditional Origami Dove

traditional origami dove

The essential folding technique that you need to know before working on this traditional origami dove is inside reverse-fold. You will be applying four times of it.

 

Traditional Origami Crow

traditional origami crow

Level

Beginner

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The origami crow starts from bird base. One special folding technique you need to know for this model is inside reverse-fold

 

Traditional Origami Phoenix

traditional origami phoenix

Level

Intermediate

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From this traditional origami phoenix, you will be able to learn both petal-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Traditional Origami Crane

traditional origami crane

Level

Beginner

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While you are making an origami crane, you will learn two bases: (1) square base and (2) bird base. For many people, origami crane might be the first model to learn origami folding. So it is like a prerequisite for more advance models.

 

New Origami Crane

origami crane

Level

Intermediate

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This origami crane is different from the traditional origami crane. It is based on calyx base instead of bird base. It is a bit skinnier than the traditional one.

 

Traditional Origami Swallow

traditional origami swallow

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami swallow starts from bird base. One special folding technique you need to know for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Traditional Origami Crane II

traditional origami crane II

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami crane II also starts from bird base. The special feature of this model is an unique shape of two wings.

 

Flying Origami Crane

 

flying origami crane

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This flying origami crane is derived from bird base. You will learn both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold from this model. One special folding technique that you will learn from this flying crane is asymmetric squash-fold.

 

Flying Origami Crane II

 

flying origami crane II

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This flying origami crane II starts from a bird base. Two special folding techniques involved with this model are open sink-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

 

 

Origami Boat

 

 

Traditional

Origami Catamaran

traditional origami catamaran

The folding technique that you will learn from this origami catamaran is inside reverse fold. You will apply two inside reverse folds to this model.

 

Traditional

Origami Sampan Boat

traditional origami sampan boat

The origami sampan boat showing here has an impressive folding technique called "locking fold". This technique alone can be an exciting learning experience.

 

Traditional

Paper Boat

traditional origami boat

The most important technique that you should remember is the "pocket fold" which will be applied twice to make this boat. The most fascinating feature of this boat is that if you apply the "pocket fold" three times (that is, one more time) , then you can make a smaller size (about 2/3) boat with an identical shape of the original boat.

 

 

Inflatable Origami Boat

inflatable origami boat
Level

Beginner

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Inflatable origami boat requires you to learn both gate-fold and inside reverse fold. Other than that, it is a simple boat to fold with.

 

Traditional Origami Steamboat II

traditional origami steamboat2
Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami steamboat with double smokestacks is very close to the traditional origami chair. They share the same folding steps up to the step #10 by applying cushion-fold three times

 

Traditional Origami Motorboat

traditional origami motorboat
Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami motorboat is similar to the traditional origami sampan boat. Two model share the same folding technique of opening a pocket. However, there is a difference. This origami motorboat has two nice decks.

 

 

Origami Reed Boat

origami long canoe boat
Level

Beginner

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This origami reed boat is fairly easy to fold. The special folding techniques you will learn from this origami boat is the inside reverse fold and a curved mountain-fold.

 

 

Large Origami Sampan

origami large sampan boat
Level

Beginner

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The large sampan boat is based on Fish Base and it is larger than the traditional sampan by about 40%.

 

 

Long Origami Canoe

origami long canoe boat
Level

Beginner

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The special folding technique is being used for this origami boat is the inside reverse fold. Excep that, it is fairly easy to fold this long canoe.

 

 

Origami House Boat

 

origami long canoe boat
Level

Beginner

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This origami house boat simulates a real house boat. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is outside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Heart Boat

 

origami long canoe boat

 

Level

Beginner

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The upside-down side view of the origami heart boat resembles a heart shape.

 

Origami Catamaran Boat

origami catamaran boat

 

Level

Beginner

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The folding technique that you will learn from this origami catamaran boat is squash-fold. You will need to apply four squash-folds to this model.

 

 

Origami Magic Boat

 

origami magic boat
Level

Beginner

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This origami magic boat starts from 8x8 matrix base. Its function is similar to the traditional magic boat. However, it is a bit skinnier compare to the traditional one.

 

Wide Origami Boat

 

origami wide boat
Level

Beginner

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This wide origami boat simulates a boat with a wide width. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this origami boat are inside reverse fold, squash-fold, and petal-fold.

 

Origami Catamaran Boat II

origami catamaran2 boat

 

Level

Beginner

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This origami catamaran boat II is a little more complicated compared to a regular catamaran boat since the front side is slander than the back side.

 

 

 

 

 

Origami Book

 

 

Easy Origami Book

easy origami book

Level

Beginner

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This easy origami book is a four-page long book made from a typical origami paper. If the original size of the paper is 15cm x 15cm, then the size of page will be 3.75cm x 3.75cm

 

Origami Album

3d origami book

Level

Beginner

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This origami album is a six-page long album made from a typical origami paper (15cm x 15cm). The size of each page of this album will be 2.5cm x 5cm. This means that If you want to put two 4" x 5" photos on each page, then the size of the paper should be at least 75cm x 75cm (or 30" x 30"). Initially origami album starts with both horizontal and vertical Z-folds

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Box

 

 

Traditional Origami Box

origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is a traditional origami box and it is based on "cushion base". It is very easy to make this box and you can put anything into it.
 

Traditional Oblong Origami Box

traditional oblong origami box
Level

Beginner

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This traditional oblong origami box is similar to easy origami house in the beginning stage of folding sequence. One special folding technique you need to apply is a squah-fold.
 
 

 

Large Square Origami Box

large square origami box

 

Level

Beginner

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The large square origami box is easy to fold. The height of this box is exactly half of square width. So it is flatter than a cubic box. A maximum volume for a square box can be made when square width is 2/3 where the volume is 2/27 = 0.074. Since the square width for this box is 1/2 and the volume is 0.0625, it generates a reasonable volume size.
 

Large Square Origami Box Cover

origami box
Level

Beginner

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This cover is for the large square origami paper box.

 

You can use the same size of paper for this cover.

 
 

 

Closed Origami Box

 

 

closed origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is very unique. If you need a box with no opening, this is the one for you.
 

Closed Thin Rectangular Origami Box

origami box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped thin closed box here.
 

Closed Tall

Origami Box

 

closed tall origami box
Level

Beginner

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This origami box is very unique. It is a tall origami box without an opening on the top.
 

 

Rectangular Origami Box

rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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You can fold a rectangular shaped open box here. The ratio between the width and the length of the rectangle is 1:2. This means that the area can be made out of two squares.
 

Rectangular Origami Box II

rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped open box is presented here. The ratio between the width and the length of the rectangle is 1:2. One special folding technique involved with this model is 90 degrees mountain-fold.
 

Flat Rectangular Origami Box

rectangular origami box
Level

Beginner

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The rectangular shaped open box is presented here. The ratio among the width, the length, and the height of the rectangle is 2:4:1 . One special folding technique involved with this model is 90 degrees mountain-fold.
 

 

Flat Square

Origami Box

flat open-square origami box
Level

Beginner

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This flat square origami box is a open model. A special folding technique that you need to apply for this model is a petal-fold. You need to apply this petal-fold to inside of the box not outside.
 

Narrow Deep

Origami Box

narrow deep origami box
Level

Beginner

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This narrow deep origami box is a open box. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Trash Origami Box

 

trash origami box
Level

Beginner

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This trash origami box starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique invloved with this model.
 

 

 

 

 

Origami Butterfly

 

 

Traditional Origami Butterfly

traditional origami butterfly

 

Level

Beginner

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The origami butterfly is based on so-called "twin-boat base". So you will learn what this twin-boat base is and how it is related to the butterfly.
 
 

Simple Origami Butterfly

simple origami butterfly

Level

Beginner

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This simple origami butterfly is easy to make (13 steps). A special folding technique involved in this model is squash-fold

 

 

 

Origami Butterfly

 

origami butterfly IV

Level

Intermediate

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This origami butterfly is derived from a balloon base. The essential folding technique being used for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 
 

Origami Butterfly Symbol

 

origami butterfly symbol

Level

Intermediate

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Initially the paper will be divided into 12 x 12 square cells and then a crease pattern will be applied.

 

 

 

Origami Camera

 

 

Traditional Origami Camera

traditional origami camera

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami camera is very similar to traditional origami pants. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold. Unlike other origami models, this model doesn't try to simulate the shape of a camera. Instead it simulates the clicking sound of taking a picture.

 
   

 

 

Origami Candy

 

 

 

3D Origami Candy

3d origami candy

Level

Beginner

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This 3D origami candy starts from 8x8 matrix origami base. The special folding technique involved with this model is rabbit ear-fold.

 
 

 

 

Origami Cap

 

Traditional Origami Cap

traditional origami cap

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami cap allows you to wear it if you prepare for a large square paper.

It might be an economical way to make this origami cap instead of buying a real one.

 
 

Square Origami Cap

 

traditional origami cap

Level

Beginner

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This square origami cap allows you to make a square shape origami cap.

There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

 

 

Origami Car

 

 

 

3D Origami Car

3d origami car

Level

Intermediate

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This 3D origami car is derived from 8x8 matrix origami base. It takes 37 steps to complete this model. This origami car is recommended to an imtermediate level origamist.

 
 

 

 

Origami Cat

 

Sitting Origami Cat

 

Sitting origami cat

Level

Intermediate

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This sitting origami cat requires you to apply folding techniques such as rabbit ear-fold, inside reverse-fold, and outside reverse-fold.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Chair

 

 

Traditional origami chair

classic origami furniture

 

Level

Beginner

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The origami chair is very similar to the fractal origami rose. Both models make use of three consecutive cushion folds. The only difference is (1) if you turn the model over between two consecutive cushion-folds, then you will end up with an origami chair, (2) if all cushion-folds are applied to the same side, then you will have a fractal origami rose.
 

Trapezoid origami chair

 

regular origami chair

 

Level

Intermediate

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You will learn three versions of trapezoid origami chair here. Three chairs will be shown in the order of difficulty. The name "Trapezoid" comes from the geometrical shape of the side.
 

Regular origami chair

 

regular origami chair

 

Level

Intermediate

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The regular origami chair requies you to learn 90 degrees valley and mountain-folds. These folding techniques limit the valley and mountins-folding angles to be 90 degrees instead of the usual 180 degrees.
 

 

Large trapezoid origami chair

 

large trapezoid origami chair

 

Level

Beginner

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Initially you need to apply both horizontal and vertical Z-folds. Then a crease pattern is to be applied to make a large trapezoid origami chair.

 

Origami loveseat

origami loveseat
Level

Beginner

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You will apply both horizontal and vertical gate-folds initially. Then you need to apply a chair-fold. It will take 16 steps to complete this origami loveseat.

Trapezoid origami loveseat

trapezoid origami loveseat
Level

Beginner

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Initially both horizontal and vertical gate-folds will be applied. Modified chair-fold will also be applied. It will take 23 steps to complete the trapezoid origami loveseat.

 

 

 

Origami Cow

 

 

Standing Origami Cow

 

standing origami cow

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This standing origami cow starts from a balloon base. One special folding technique involved with this model is open sink-fold.

 

Easy Origami Cow

 

easy origami cow

Level

Beginner

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You need to follow 20 steps to complete this easy origami cow. The essential technique you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Cube

 

Traditional Origami Cube

 

6 pieces of paper

traditional origami cube

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami cube can be made by putting six modules together. Here I used six typical origami paper with different color.
 

Origami Cube

 

 

2 pieces of paper

origami cube

Level

Beginner

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You will need two pieces of square paper to make this origami cube. There is no special folding technique involved in this model.
 

Simple Origami Cube

 

 

single paper

simple origami cube

Level

Beginner

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You will only need a single square paper to make this simple origami cube.

 

 

Origami Open Cube

 

 

single paper

origami open cube

Level

Beginner

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This origami open cube is a cube without the top so that you can put something in it.

 

Origami Open Cube II

 

 

single paper

origami open cube II

Level

Beginner

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This origami open cube II is a variation of origami open cube.

 

Lid for Origami Open Cube

 

 

lid for origami open cube

Level

Beginner

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This box lid for origami open cube is being used to cover the top of open cube.

 

 

Closed Origami Cube

 

 

origami closed cube

Level

Beginner

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You can make this closed origami cube with a various size by varying Δ which is shown in the instruction.

 

Closable

Origami Cube

 

origami closable cube

Level

Beginner

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This closable origami cube starts from a 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique involved with this model is petal-fold.

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Cup

 

3D Origami Cup

 

3d origami cup

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This 3D origami cup can be used instead of real cup. If you make this cup with a 20cm x 20cm paper, then the cup could hold the same amount of water as real coffee cup. Hot water can be contained since the cup has four handles. Make sure to use a waterproof paper when you make this cup.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Dinosaur

 

 

Simple Origami Velocirator

simple origami velocirator

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This simple origami velociraptor starts from a calyx base. Two special folding techniques you need to learn from this model is both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

Simple Origami Pterosaur

simple origami pterosaur

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This simple origami pterosaur is a simple origami version of pterosaur. Two special folding techniques you need to learn from this model is both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Fan

 

Simple Origami Fan

simple origami fan

Level

Beginner

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The simple origami fan can be derived from making a strip by applying valley-fold and mountain-fold alternatively. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Peacock Origami Fan

peacock origami fan

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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The peacock origami fan can be started from a simple origami fan before putting glue on it. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold.

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Fish

 

Traditional Origami Goldfish II

traditional origami goldfish

Level

Beginner

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The origami goldfish is a simple modification of origami balloon. You will have to follow through the exactly the same steps up to one side of balloon but there will be different steps for the other side. Although it is very easy to make, it symbolically resembles the real goldfish.
 

Traditional Origami Koi Fish

traditional origami fish

Level

Intermediate

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This traditional origami koi fish starts from a square base and it allows you to make a 3D origami koi. The special folding techniques involved with this models are petal-fold and inside reverse-fold

 
 

 

 

Origami Paper Fortune Teller

 

Traditional Origami Paper Fortune Teller

traditional origami paper fortune teller

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami paper fortune teller shares the same initial folding sequence of traditional easy origami shirt. The special folding technique that you will learn from this model is cushion-fold which is to be applied for two times.

 

New Origami Paper Fortune Teller

traditional origami paper fortune teller

Level

Beginner

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This new origami paper fortune teller could be the one to replace the traditional origami paper fortune teller. The special folding technique that you would learn from this model is outside reverse-fold.

 
 

 

Origami Paper Fortune Teller II

origami paper fortune teller II

Level

Beginner

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This origami paper fortune teller II is another one that can perform the same function as the traditional one.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Fox

 

Traditional Sitting Origami Fox

traditional origami fox

Level

Beginner

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This traditional sitting origami fox allows you to make a simple structure of sitting fox. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Traditional Talking Origami Fox

traditional origami fox

Level

Beginner

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This traditional talking origami fox allows you to simulate a talking fox. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model is making a mouth.

 

Simple Origami Fox

 

simple origami fox

Level

Beginner

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This simple origami fox starts from fish base. The special folding techniques that you will need to apply for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

 

 

Origami Frog

 

Traditional Origami Frog

traditional origami frog

Level

Beginner

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You will have to go through total 46 steps to complete making an origami frog. The most important technique that you will learn from this origami frog is "inside reverse-fold" which will be applied repeatedly many times.
 

Origami Frog

origami frog

Level

Beginner

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This origami frog starts with both horizontal and vertical gate-folds. Then make 8 x 8 square cells by applying multiple valley and mountain-folds. It takes 20 steps to complete. You can actually make it jump.

 
 

 

Origami Jumping Frog

 

jumping origami frog

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami jumping frog actually jumps. There is no special folding technique involved in this model.

 

Traditional Origami Jumping Frog

traditional jumping origami frog

Level

Beginner

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Traditionally this origami jumping frog is known to be as a Chinese version of origami jumping frog. Here I use a typical origami paper to fold this model, but it would be better to use a little thicker paper if you want to make the frog to jump. One special folding technique involved with this model is squash-fold.

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Hat

 

Traditional Origami Cowboy Hat

traditional cowboy origami hat

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional cowboy origami hat follows somewhat similar path of making a paper boat.

 

Traditional Origami Crown

traditional origami crown
Level

Beginner

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From this origami crown you will learn to know what cushion-fold and what gate-fold are. You will also learn to know how to open a pocket.

 

 
 

 

 

Origami Heart

 

 

Large Origami Heart

 

large origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

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This large origami heart is might be the largest origami heart you could have folded for a given single square paper.

 

Origami Heart with a Stand

sitting origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

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This origami heart with a stand is a one-side origami heart. The other side has a triangular stand.

 

Origami Heart with a Stand II

sitting origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

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This origami heart with a stand II has an origami heart shape on the front side. On the backside, it has a stand so that the origami heart can stand by itself.

 

 

Mickey Mouse

Origami Heart

mickey-mouse origami heart

 

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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This origami heart has a shape of Mickey Mouse. This is 3D origami heart so that you can put something inside. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is a closed sink-fold.

 

Origami Heart Boat

 

origami heart boat

 

Level

Beginner

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The upside-down side view of the origami heart boat resembles a heart shape.

 
 

 

 

 

 

Origami Horse

 

Origami Horse

origami horse
Level

Beginner

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The origami horse is based on the bird-base. One distinctive feature is that you will be using scissors to make two cuts. Also you will apply both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-folds.

 
   

 

 

Origami House

 

3D Origami House

traditional origami crown
Level

Intermediate

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This origami house is 3D version of origami house. It is a little difficult to fold compare to 2D origami house.

 

 
   

 

 

Origami Insect

 

Traditional Origami Dragonfly

traditional origami dragonfly

Level

Beginner

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The origami dragonfly starts from bird base. One speical folding technique you will learn from this model is outside reverse-fold at step #12.
 

Traditional Origami Snail

traditional origami snail

Level

Intermediate

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This traditional origami snail starts from fruit base. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is bulging of eight shells.
 

Traditional Origami Cicada

origami cicada

Level

Beginner

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This origami cicada is a traditional origami model and it is one of the easy model that you can make from a square paper.

 

 

 

Origami Man

 

Simple Origami Man

 

simple origami man

Level

Beginner

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Initially you need to start with a 8x8 matrix base and then a crease pattern will be applied to make an origami man.
 
 

Origami Pac-Man

traditional origami man

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

You will only apply two valley-folds and four mountain-folds to complete an origami pac-man.
 

 

 

 

Origami Modular

 

 

2 modules

 

Traditional Origami Ninja Star

origami moon
Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami ninja star requires two square papers. You need to make two modules which are mirror-image to each other. Two modules will be combined to form a four-pointed origami star. The interesting technique you will learn here is that the combining of two modules is accomplished through inserting two triangular flaps into pockets.

 

Traditional Origami Menko

origami moon
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

This traditional origami menko is a modular origami model which requires two square papers. You need to make two modules, i.e., one from each paper. The interesting technique you will learn here is that the combining of two modules is accomplished through inserting a triangular flap into a pocket.

 
 

 

 

 

6 modules

 

Traditional Origami Cube

 

traditional origami cube

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional
This traditional origami cube can be made by putting six modules together. Here I used six typical origami paper with different color.
 

Traditional Origami Top

 

traditional origami top

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional
This traditional origami top can be made by putting six modules together. You can make four modules from each square paper. In minimum, you need two pieces of square paper. Here, we want to make two modules from each paper of different color. So, we will need three pieces of square paper. If you like, you can make one module from each paper of different color. In that case, you will need six pieces of square paper of different color
 
 

 

 

 

Origami Piano

 

 

Traditional Origami Piano

traditional origami piano

Level

Beginner

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This origami piano is probably the easiest origami piano you could make traditionally. The initial sequence of folding is exactly the same as traditional origami house. One important technique that you could learn from this model is Squash-Fold.

 
   

 

 

Origami Pig

 

 

Traditional Origami Pig

traditional origami pig

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami pig is a very interesting model to work on. At first it looks like a 2D model but it is not. This model simulates four legs beautifully with a minimum folding steps. The folding techniques that you will lean from this model are both squash-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 
   

 

 

Origami Pyramid

 

 

Simple Origami Pyramid

simple origami pyramid

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami pyramid is very simple to make (11 steps). It is derived from a fruit base and a few steps away to make this model.

 

Great Origami

Pyramid

simple origami pyramid

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The Great Pyramid has a slop anlge of 51°51'. This origami pyramid simulates this Great Pyramid. It starts from a balloon base.

 

Aztec Origami Pyramid

simple origami pyramid

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This Aztec origami pyramid starts from 16x16 matrix origami base. It takes 25 steps to complete this model.

 

 

 

Origami Rabbit

 

 

Traditional Origami Rabbit

traditional origami bunny rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This bunny rabbit starts from balloon base and follow the sequence of making a traditional balloon on one side. Different folding sequence will be applied to the other side to make bunny rabbit's ears.
 

Traditional Origami Bunny

traditional origami bunny rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

There are two traditional origami bunny rabbits start from balloon base. This one is one of them. This origami bunny rabbit follows the sequence of making a traditional balloon on one side. Different folding sequence will be applied to the other side to make bunny rabbit's ears.

 
 

 

Origami Rabbit Traditional

traditional origami rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This rabbit starts from kite base and this model might be the simplest origami rabbit you might have been folded.
 

Origami Moon Rabbit

moon origami rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami moon rabbit starts from bird base. Two important folding techniques you will learn from this model are both outside reverse-fold and inside reverse-fold.
 
 

 

 

Origami Ring

 

Traditional Origami Ring

traditional origami ring

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami ring starts with a half of a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is inserting one strip into the other.

 
 

Hexagon Origami Ring

 

bar origami ring

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This hexagon origami ring starts with a half of a square paper. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is inserting one strip into the other.

 

 

 

Origami Rocket

 

3D Origami Rocket

3d origami rocket

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This 3D origami rocket starts from origami fruit base. The special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold

 

Simple Origami Rocket

simple origami rocket

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami rocket starts from square base. The special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold.

 
 

 

 

Origami Shoe

 

Traditional Origami Boot

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami boot simulates a 3D boot. There is no special folding technique involved with this model

 
   

 

 

Origami Swan

 

Traditional Origami Swan

traditional origami swan

Level

Beginner

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This is one of the simplest origami swan you can make out of a square paper. Ths origami swan is based on a so-called "kite base".

 

Origami Swan Cleaning Itself

origami swan cleaning itself

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This is a modified version of the traditional origami swan. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is outside reverse-fold.
 
 

 

Origami Swan II

 

origami swan II

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami swan II is a new model for origami swan. This would be a good model to learn the folding technique of outside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Baby Swan (Cygnet)

 

With Mother Swan

origami baby swan with mother swan

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional / Hyo Ahn

 

This origami baby swan is even more easier to fold compared to the traditional origami swan.
 
 

 

 

Origami Sword

 

Easy Origami Dagger

easy origami dagger

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy origami dagger is simple to make. A special folding technique that you will learn from this model is squash-fold.

 

Easy Origami Sword

easy origami sword

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy origami sword is is a longer version of easy origami dagger. A special folding technique that you will learn from this model is squash-fold. Overall it is very similar to easy origami dagger in folding method

 
 

 

 

Origami Star

 

Origami Sun

origami sun
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

If you are a novice in origami, please don't try this one now. It is somewhat difficult since it takes 55 steps to complete. The essential folding technique that you need to know is open sink-fold. The distinctive feature of this origami sun is the face of the sun actually sticks out of the background flame.

 

Origami Moon

origami moon
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

This origami moon starts from a balloon base. The essential folding technique that you will need to apply is a modified version of open sink-fold.

 
 

 

Origami Lucky Star

origami sun
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

The origami lucky star is a very special model since it requires a long strip instead of a square paper. Initially you need to make a pentagon wrapped with many layers of strip. At the end you will convert it into a five-pointed star.

 

Traditional Modular Origami Star

traditional modular origami paper star
Level

Beginner

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This origami star model requires six pieces of square paper. You will need to make six balloon bases before attaching them together.

 

Five-Pointed Modular Origami Star

five-pointed modular origami paper star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

This modular origami star model requires five pieces of square paper. You will be starting with five balloon bases and then attaching them together to form this origami star. One special folding technique that you need to know is inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Easy Embossed Four-pointed Origami Star

easy embossed four-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy embossed origami star is much easier to make compare to other one.</span> But it has its own beauty in simplicity.

 

Easy Embossed Five-pointed Origami Star

easy embossed five-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy embossed origami star is simple to make as the four-pointed star. The only difference is you start with a regular-pentagon paper instead of a square one.

 

Easy Embossed six-pointed Origami Star

easy embossed six-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This easy embossed six-pointed origami paper star makes use of a regular hexagon paper which can be converted from a square paper. The one essential folding technique involved with this model is outside reverse-fold.

 

 

Embossed Four-pointed Origami Star

embossed four-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The instruction for embossed four-pointed origami star is given here. The total of 29 steps that you have to follow through.

 

Embossed Five-pointed Origami Star

embossed five-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The embossed five-pointed origami star is similar in folding to the four-pointed star. The major difference is that you start with a pentagon paper instead of a square paper.

 

Embossed Six-pointed Origami Star

embossed six-pointed origami paper star

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This embossed six-pointed origami paper star makes use of a regular hexagon paper which can be converted from a square paper. The special folding techniques involved with this model is petal-fold and rabbit ear-fold.

 

 

3D Four-pointed Origami Star

3d four-pointed origami paper star

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The instruction for diamond-shape 3D four-pointed origami star is given here. You will clearly see the four-pointed star from the top view and the structure of diamond shape will be revealed if you title the origami start a little. The total of 37 steps that you have to follow through.
 

3D Five-pointed Origami Star

3d four-pointed origami paper star

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The instruction for diamond-shape 3D five-pointed origami star is given here. You will clearly see the five-pointed star from the top view and the structure of diamond shape will be revealed if you title the origami start a little. The total of 30 steps that you have to follow through.

 
 

 

 

 

Origami Star Box

 

 

Classic Origami Star Box

classic origami star box

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This is the classical four-pointed star box.
 

Five-pointed

Origami Star Box

five-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami star box is a five-pointed star version of classical origami star box.

 
 

 

Cute Origami Star Box

four-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami star box is similar to the classic star box but with smaller base and taller in height

 

Five-pointed

Cute Origami Star Box

five-pointed cute origami star box
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami star box is a five-pointed star version of cute origami star box.

 
 

 

Lovely Origami Star Box

four-pointed lovely origami star box
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami star box is a little more difficult to fold compared to other star boxes.

 

 

Five-pointed

Lovely Origami Star Box

five-pointed lovely origami star box
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami star box is a little more difficult to fold compared to other star boxes.

 

 
 

 

Closed Origami Star Box

closed origami star box
Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami star box is a special one. The top has a four-pointed star shape and bottom has a square-shape which is closed. This is the reason why this box is called a closed star box.

 
   

 

 

Origami Table

 

 

Traditional origami table

traditional origami table
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The origami table requires you to learn how to apply petal-fold. The interest thing for this model is that you will have four square bases where you need to apply four petal-folds.

 

Square coffee origami table

Origami table, square coffee table

 

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami table simulates the real coffee table.
 

Square coffee origami table

Origami table, square coffee table

 

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The square coffee origami table is an easy model to fold. It requires you to apply a rabbit-ear-fold for four times.

 

 

Origami bar table

 

Origami bar table

 

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

You need to apply chair-fold twice to make this origami bar table.
 

Origami dining table

 

Origami bar table

 

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami dining table requires you to apply Z-fold initially. The essential folding technique that you need to learn for the subsequent folds is squash-fold.
 

Large origami dining table

Origami bar table

 

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami dining table larger than other origami dining table. The distinctive feature of this dining table is this table does not have a sharp corner.

 

 

Simple origami desk

regular origami chair

 

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

It will take 20 steps to complete making this simple origami desk.

 
 

Origami desk

regular origami chair

 

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

You will need to apply both Z-fold and chair-fold to make this origami desk.
 

 

 

Origami Tie

 

 

Traditional Origami Bowtie

traditional origami bowtie

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

You will learn a traditional origami bowtie here. This is a modified version of traditional origami bowtie. The folding techniques that you need to know are gate-fold and inside reverse-fold

 
 

Origami Necktie

origami necktie

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami necktie has 43 steps to finish it. One special folding technique you need is rabbit ear-fold.

 

 

 

 

Origami Tube

 

 

Simple Square Origami Tube

 

simple square origami tube

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami tube has a square-shape cross-section. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Simple Triangular Origami Tube

 

simple triangular origami tube

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami tube has a triangular-shape cross-section. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Origami Turtle

 

 

Traditional Origami Turtle

traditional origami turtle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The origami turtle is based on so-called "balloon base". However, you need to apply "gate fold" and "cushion fold" before making "balloon base". One advanced folding technique that you will learn from this origami turtle is "expansion fold".
 

Origami Turtle

origami turtle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

You will be applying both horizontal and vertical Z-folds initially. Then a crease pattern will be applied to make a turtle structure. It will take 24 steps to completed this origami turtle.

 
 

 

 

Paper Airplane

 

 

Paper Plane

 

origami star box

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This paper plane is very simple to fold but you can also enjoy flying this plane away.

 

Squid Paper Airplane

 

traditional paper airplane

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional squid paper airplane actually flies. The name "squid" comes since the model resembles a squid.
 

Moth Paper Airplane

 

traditional paper airplane

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This moth paper airplane is a traditional model. I used to play with this model when I was young. The distinctive feature of this model is it flies in a curved trajectory.
 

 

Paper Jet Plane

 

traditional paper airplane

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The special feature of this traditional paper jet plane is it has a cockpit in the front of the model. It usually flies in the straight-forward direction.

 

Rocket Paper Airplane

 

traditional paper airplane

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This rocket paper airplane is a traditional model. The name "rocket" comes since the model flies like a rocket in straight direction.
 

Jet Paper Airplane

 

jet paper airplane

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This jet paper airplane is similar to rocket paper airplane in the beginning folding sequences. The jet paper airplane flies in a straight direction as rocket plane does.
 

 

 

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