Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Write your note on the paper then fold it into an envelope! And no glue needed! The paper simply tucks into itself.
Love the simplicity of this origami design... and very practical too!
Front of origami envelope:
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Here's an origami basket to hold your easter goodies:
One version of an origami bunny:
Here's another version of an origami Easter Bunny:
Here's an easy origami bunny head for the very young kids:
Finally, fold an origami chick but why stop there? You can fold an entire family! I use a 3 inch square paper for the baby chicks and a 6 inch square origami paper for the "mother".
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The origami flapping bird is sure a popular one. Last time, we saw it in the tv series "Medium".
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This one's still sitting on my desk coz it's still fun to look at! Do try folding one yourself! Here are the folding instructions:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The assembly is a bit tricky initially but once you get the hang of it, it really wasn't too bad.
Find the instructions here:
Modular Origami Pinwheel
Monday, March 23, 2009
I first made this easy origami vase with a regular 6" square origami paper. The vase turned out good but was a bit too small to hold more than one flower.
So then I used an 8 1/4" square origami paper and made a larger vase which held the origami day lilies shown below.
If you don't have the large origami paper, Amazon has some selection and there's a great 4-for-Price-of-3 sale going on. I've stocked up on the larger origami paper myself, thanks to the sale.
Find the origami folding instructions below:
Easy Origami Vase
Friday, March 20, 2009
Below are the origami flowers we currently have in the site. Aren't they beautiful? Try folding one or all!
Click on the link below for folding instructions. Happy Spring!
Origami Flowers Instructions
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Check out the instructions below...Try it then send us a photo of your creation!
Monday, March 16, 2009
It doesn't require many folds and it's fairly easy. Kids may need help on the last step, which is a squash fold to make the ears but that is really an optional step.Find the folding instructions here:
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The sound it makes can be surprisingly loud. If you teach your kids to make this, you must be prepared to hear popping sounds at any time of day! :)
Find the folding instructions here:
Origami Popper or Origami Banger
Saturday, March 14, 2009
We just uploaded instructions for a 3 leaf origami clover:
and there's also instructions for a 4 leaf lucky clover on the site:
Friday, March 13, 2009
The instructions on how to fold this cool origami have been uploaded. We've made sure that there are tons of step by step photos to help you.
Go ahead and try it! It's sure to bring lots of fun!
Origami Ninja Star Instructions
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
One of the drama's characters, a teenage girl, was shown to have a small collection of origami flapping birds.
Do you have an origami collection? Do share if you do!
We updated our origami flapping bird page recently and there's also a new video. The wings of this bird flaps really nicely! Check them out at:
Origami Flapping Bird
Origami Flapping Bird Video
Monday, March 09, 2009
This easy origami elephant is much easier and great for kids. One of our readers has already made this origami and send us their picture!
See their photo and find out how to make this origami elephant here:
Easy Origami Elephant
Friday, March 06, 2009
This is a cute and fairly easy origami polar bear. You will need to make a squash fold and an inside reverse fold, which are just fancy names for fairly common folds in origami.
Find the instructions for this origami here:
Origami Polar Bear
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Ladybugs/ladybirds are from the family of Coccinellidae, which is a family of beetles.
Americans call them ladybugs, British and Australians call them ladybirds and some pc scientists call them lady beetles. Now that we've the "ladies" settled, what do we call the men?!
Whatever you call them, you'll agree that this origami is cute. Do try it, it's not hard at all.
I used a 3" square paper instead of the regular 6" so that they're cute and tiny.
Find out the origami instructions for ladybug here:
Saturday, February 28, 2009
This origami penguin is beautiful and has a "crisp" look if you crease the folds well. It even looks like it's marching.
Find out how to make it here:
Friday, February 27, 2009
It's not hard to make this origami lotus but it may be easier if you start off with a larger sheet of paper. This origami consists of making the same fold several times, and each time the paper gets smaller and smaller.
We only had 6" square paper so that's what we used. But if you have an 8" square origami paper, use that! It'll be easier on your fingers.
Here are the instructions on making the origami lotus:
Origami Lotus or Origami Water Lily
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Po, an overweight and clumsy panda, works in his father's (who is a goose, by the way)noodle shop but dreams of being a kung fu master.
The movie follows his journey as he stumbles his way into the kungfu world.
There are some really hilarious scenes and Jack Black was perfectly casted as the voice of Po. I loved this movie - the story, the message and the laugh out moments.
Find out how to make Po, the kung fu origami panda here:
Monday, February 23, 2009
This is really one cool looking dragon, don't you think? It's intricate so it's best for the intermediate origami folder.
Do try folding it and send your photo to us when you're done! We'd love to see it and I'm sure all the readers would love to see it too.
Find out how to make an Origami Dragon here:
Origami Dragon Folding Instructions
Saturday, February 21, 2009
We would fold the origami gun then run outside and be cowboys! I guess all kids want to be a cowboy at some point. Ah, the joys of being a kid!
Find out how to fold this origami here:
Friday, February 20, 2009
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Find the origami instructions here:
Origami Samurai Helmet
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This origami whale is perfect for kids, especially if they've just watched "Finding Nemo". Adults will enjoy folding this too. You can find the written directions and photos here:
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I hope you've tried folding some of the origami hearts or origami flowers we have on the site but if not, there's still time!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I've included lots of detailed directions and photos so that you can make this origami heart easily and quickly. Find all the info here:
Origami Heart with Stand
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Follow the written directions and step by step photos here:
Easy Origami Heart
There are many variations of origami hearts and I will be posting a few more in the next day so don't forget to check back!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This Saturday is Valentine's Day. Are you scrambling to find a gift? Why not make it extra special by giving your Valentine a dozen hand-made origami roses?
We have step by step photo instructions at origami-instructions.com
Start folding now! You'll be an expert in no time!
Don't forget to also check out origami lily and origami tulip!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
There is a Japanese saying that whoever folds 1000 origami cranes gets a wish.
A young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki was 2 years old when the atomic bomb was dropped about 1 mile away from her home in Hiroshima. She was diagnosed with leukemia and was inspired by the Japanese sayingShe started folding cranes to wish for world peace.
Now 3rd grade students a Moses DeWitt have been folding the origami cranes to wish for world peace.
Photo credit: cnylink.com
The 1000 cranes will be sent to Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba. Children from all over the world have sent paper cranes in hopes for peace.
The cranes are placed at the foot of a statue Sasaki's statue. A plaque at the foot of the statue reads, “This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world.”
I found a picture of Sasaki on Flickr. Credit of picture belongs to Lisa Norwood.
Monday, February 09, 2009
If you don't like the 1st nine options, no problem! Click on "More" and it will expand to show almost 50 options for you to share the site (see photo below):
You may have also noticed that the navigation bar has been updated. It now looks like this:
If you click on let's say "Simple Origami", the navigation bar will expand to show all the origami models available under Simple Origami