How to make an origami belt buckle

This origami project is a beginner-intermediate level project that should take you approximately ten minutes to complete. Simply read each step through before attempting it and only move on to the next step when you are confident that all prior steps have been correctly completed. Origami, the ancient art of Japanese paper folding, does not […]

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How to make an origami church building

This origami church is a beginner-intermediate level project that should take approximately ten minutes to complete. You’ll need a 3-inch or larger square of paper, two toothpicks, and paint, pencils, crayons, or markers. The paper you use should be approximately the same weight as a sheet of copy paper and should be able to hold […]

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How to make an origami spring

The vast majority of origami models are static. That is, they are designed as paper replicas of common, three-dimensional objects and do not include any moving parts. Origami artists and hobbyists create and fold these models for the creative and mathematical challenge they provide and for purposes of display. There are a minority of origami […]

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How to make an origami mouse

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is a hobby that involves the folding and manipulation of paper to create a model of some existing object. The techniques used with origami, however, are not limited to paper. Fabric can also be similarly folded and manipulated. Indeed, the use of fabric allows for some techniques […]

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How to make star-shaped paper lanterns

Making a star shaped paper lantern A star-shaped lantern will add a creative touch of illumination to your home decor such as preteen bedrooms, or you’re outside like your garden, patio, or barbecue. This project will take anywhere from fifteen minutes to put together a small star lantern or thirty-five minutes to make a larger […]

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How to make an origami Christmas star ornament

This origami project is perfect for the holidays. Six separate models are sewn together at their tips to create a circular star shape that can be hung in a tree or laid flat onto a package. This is a beginner-intermediate level project that should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. To complete this project, you […]

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How to Build a Paper Rocket

Paper model rockets are lots of fun to play with and even more, fun to make. The rocket designs you can create are only limited to your imagination. With a few everyday household items and craft supplies, you can make a paper model rocket that will impress your friends and family. For this project, you […]

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How to make an origami bra

Many origami models depict items of clothing. Indeed, folded paper footwear and headgear of varying styles have always been included in existing compilations of traditional origami models. This model is most easily made from fabric rather than paper and can be folded up into either a bow or bra. Its final form is determined by […]

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How to make floating paper lanterns

In Japan, it is popular during festivals to make floating paper lanterns, also known as toro-nagashi. They are lit and placed on the river or ocean to float down to help their deceased ancestors find their way back into the world of the dead. Making these paper lanterns to respect the dead was common in […]

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How to make an origami giraffe

This giraffe is a beginner-intermediate level origami project that should take approximately ten minutes to complete. Unlike most origami projects, this one requires more in the way of materials than the single square sheet of paper. In order to complete this model, you will also need a ruler, pencil, scissors, and some markers or crayons. […]

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