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Origami FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

This is the frequently asked questions pag for the subject of Origami.



  • What is Origami? It is the art of folding paper into three dimensional shapes.
  • How did origami start? It is believed that it began in the 6th century by Japanese Monks.
  • What does the word Origami Mean? It is japanese and two words. "Ori" means folding and "Kami" means paper.
  • Is all Paper folding Origami? Technically you could say that however you are folding paper you are doing origami but... Traditional origami has a couple of rules, you have to start with a square of paper and you cannot cut the paper at all. You can only fold it.


Origami Books


Beginners Guide to Origami

Absolute Beginner's Origami

By following the foolproof methods set out in this instructional, even those who have never tried this intriguing craft before will soon find themselves able to turn out sophisticated origami pieces. Includes 200 color illustrations, ten sheets of origami paper and ten sheets of practice paper.



Origami ZooOrigami Zoo: An Amazing Collection of Folded Paper Animals - In Origami Zoo, two of the world's finest paper folders present an exciting collection of original origami animals. Their creatures, ranging from the exotic to the familiar, the elegant to the whimsical, will both inspire the beginner and challenge the most accomplished folder.

Choose among the dolphin, penguin, swan, owl, goose, kangaroo, praying mantis, or even the mythical Pegasus or extinct wooly mammoth. Each of these thirty-seven new projects is true origami-folded from a single piece of paper with no cutting or gluing-and is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model.


The complete book of Origami The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams - Create timeless figures with clear, step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams. Simple to advanced objects: cube, parrot, rabbit, seagull, cuckoo clock, rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, more.




The Joy of Origami The Joy of Origami The origami book, reinvented. From Margaret van Sicklen, author of the Origami Page-A-Day® Calendar and a tireless proselytizer for her craft, The Joy of Origami brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding. Traditional in spirit-she reaches back to origami's original aim, as a way to share unique gifts with friends and family-yet contemporary in look and feel, with 100 sheets of paper featuring bold, often whimsical patterns specially designed to complement the models, it's a jazzy, essential book for every origami hobbyist, whether an old hand at folding or new to the craft.

The 57 models range in difficulty from a simple Elephant in Pajamas to a more challenging Tyrannosaurus Rex. There are models for special occasions (Stars and Stripes Pinwheel), action models (the Foxy Puppet), models for kids (One-Trick Pony) and models for friends (the Kissing Cranes). The Everyday Paper section includes models using found paper: four cool ways to fold a dollar bill, an awesome newspaper baseball mitt, and fun ways to turn unwanted business cards into origami creatures.


Fabulous Origami BoxesFabulous Origami Boxes - Imagine a box made of paper! Boxes are one of the most popular formats of the age-old papercraft of origami. This delightful book is entirely devoted to the creation of origami boxes-plain or fancy, playful or practical, and elaborate boxes topped with cranes, butterflies, lilies, stars, and more.

FABULOUS ORIGAMI BOXES includes designs for nesting boxes, simple triangle and square boxes and more complex hexagonal and octagonal boxes. Detailed illustrations provide step-by-step instructions on the correct way to crease and fold origami paper. Many of the designs are made of one sheet of paper, but some combine individual units with intriguing results.

Both practical and lovely, these boxes can be used for gift-giving, storing trinkets, or simply for display.


Origami Flowers

Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets

Origami Flowers is a truly original book that combines innovative paper crafting with the beauty of flowers. Both children and adults will enjoy this gorgeous new book full of dozens of easy-to-create flowers. Readers will learn how to turn ordinary square origami paper into dazzling azaleas, glorious roses, cheerful hyacinths, exquisite lilies and much more. Origami Flowers also explains how to make bouquets, fancy potted flowers and ikebana, as well as how to add stems and leaves to each creation to make them more realistic than ever.


Origami Paper

There are plenty of papers available ranging from High quality rice papers with beautiful japanese style prints to bargain papers that are thin, easy to work with and priced for beginners.


Origami Paper Origami Paper: 24 7 x 7 Sheets in 12 Colors - High-quality Japanese origami paper specially manufactured to resist tears and produce clean lines and crisp folds. Each sheet is colored one side only to make it easier to understand the various folds and a sturdy shrink-wrapped folder keeps papers neat and clean until ready for use.




40 Color Origami Paper - 120 Sheets


Metallic Origami Foil

Metallic Foil Origami Paper: 18 5-7/8 x 5-7/8 Sheets in 9 Colors - Origami creations take on a shiny new look with these colorful metallic foil papers. In addition to silver and gold, the shimmering assortment of hues includes burnt orange and tangerine, sapphire blue, spring and forest green, magenta, and violet. In a shrink-wrapped folder.



Origami PaperOrigami Paper Pattern 6 3/4 - Expanding our line of popular paper packs, we are introducing a new pack in the small paper size full of geometric patterns based on traditional Japanese designs. Perfect for any folder who wants to add a distinctive flair to their origami projects, the new paper pack will have the same affordable LISTPRICE as our original Folding Paper for Origami.
The packaging for the new paper pack has been completely redesigned, with a colorful printed cardstock cover, and an 8-page insert with folding instructions so that folders can get started right away.


Origami Kits


Origami Fun Kit for Beginners (Dover Fun Kit) - This affordable kit has everything beginners need to master the age-old art of paperfolding, including three books by origami expert John Montroll. Birds in Origami shows how to create a swan, flamingo, duck, stork, and goose. Favorite Animals in Origami offers basic folds for a cat, elephant, seal, and other creatures; and Easy Origami features subjects ranging from an ultra-simple hat to a rabbit. The kit also contains sheets of primary colored, multicolored, and metallic paper. * 3 great starter books * 55 fun-to-do projects * Over 1,000 easy-to-follow illustrations * 96 sheets of authentic origami paper


Origami Kit for Dummies

Origami Kit For Dummies - Master the ancient art of origami with this straight forward guide that makes paper folding fun. Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions to help you transform ordinary paper into a wide range of models - from the quic k and easy to the fingertwistingly challenging; firm favourites to contemporary works of art. And with 25 sheets of paper in five fun colours to get you started, Origami Kit For Dummies will keep you entertained for hours.



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