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Origami is a fascinating and fun hobby. I have a collection of projects here for you to try and enjoy. Most of them come with videos that show you exactly how to make the origami project. I also have lots more projects coming. And, if you do Origami I would love to see your work! Send me pictures or videos and I might put them on my website.







Trash Origami Book

Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials

Money Origami Book

Money Origami Kit: Make the Most of Your Dollar!




New Project: Plastic Origami - It is the technique of doing origami with sheets of plastic rather than sheets of paper. It has some interesting differences including you can use a heat gun on it. Learn more and see a fold here: About Plastic Origami


Origami tree

Make an Origami Bonsai Tree

I love this project because it is a combination of two things I love: Bonsai and Origami. The only way it could get any better was if it were alive and needed care! But, you might consider it a bonus that this tree needs very little care. lol!

Make an origami bonsai tree - oh and the tree itselft is a brown paper bag that has been twisted and shaped. Neat.

Origami earrings

Origami Earrings

This isn't a tutorial. But it is about our wonderful little origami earrings. They are for sale both on Etsy and on Amazon.com. You can check them out here:
Storm The Castle Origami Earrings

Make paper

How to Make Paper!

The paper is one of the wonderful things about origami. And quality paper can be expensive. You can however make your own wonderful paper. It is very easy to do. I have a tutorial right here! How to Make Paper

Origami sword

Make an Origami Sword

All you need is a single sheet of paper to make this origami sword. I show you how. You will be ready to fight origami dragons! Make an Origami Sword

Origami star

Make an Origami Star

Fun project and easy to make. Just a series of folds to make these 3D stars. All you need is a piece of paper Make an Origami Star


Light up origami

Light up Origami

Fun little project that just needs a few parts like an LED. And Voila you have some spectacular origami. How to make Light-up Origami

Origami jumping frog

Origami Jumping Frog

This is a classic fold where you press on the frog and it jumps. Pretty easy to make. I have instructions and a video right here: Make the Origami Jumping Frog

Heavy rain origami bird - pajarita

Heavy Rain Origami Bird (Pajarita)

This is a very old fold. It has been around a long time but is experienced a resurgence because of the Video Game Heavy Rain. How to fold the Heavy Rain Origami Bird Pajarita

Origami birds

Simple Origami Bird

This is a simple bird fold. It is a crow and a nice place to start if you have never done origami before. All you need is a square of paper. And it stands up which makes it rather unique. Simple Origami Bird


Origami pyramid

Make an Origami Pyramid

This is an easy beginner fold and you can have it done in about two minutes. And it looks really neat. There is something about the filled shape of it. Fold an Origami Pyramid


Origami tulip

Make an Origami Tulip

This is an easy beginner fold that comes in two parts - the flower and the stem. You just need two equal size squares of paper. I recommend you add a little pizazz to the project like I have shown here. Fold an Origami Tulip


Flapping bird

The Flapping Bird

This is a neat little project. You pull on the tail and the wings flap. I have a video showing it flapping and how to make it. How to Make an origami flapping bird


A thousand cranes

The 1,000 Crane project

According to an ancient legend if you make 1,000 Origami Cranes you will have a wish granted, and you will have good luck. I am doing 1,000 cranes and started the project on April 19, 2010. You can see pictures and check on my progress here: The 1,000 Crane Project


Water Bomb

Make an Origami Water Bomb

This is a medium easy fold that makes a paper bomb that you can fill with water and throw. Good for some summertime fun. All you need is a square of paper and some water. How to Make an origami water bomb


Origami Iris

Make an Origami Iris

This is a bit of a more challenging project but it comes out really beautiful and is worth the extra challenge. Make an Origami Iris


An Origami Swan

Make an Origami Swan

This is a tutorial for the absolute beginner. I show you, step by step, how to make a traditional origami swan. If you never did Origami before this is a nice place to start. All you need is a square of paper.


Origami Gift Boxes

Make an Origami Gift Box

Nice beginner project on how to make a Japanese Origami Gift box. All you need is eight squares of paper. I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to make these great looking gift boxes. How to make an Origami Gift Box


Origami Rabbits

Make an Origami Rabbit

This is a pretty easy project that shows you how to make a paper rabbit. I have this tutorial both web page based with step by step pictures and as a video.


Origami water cup

Make a Paper Cup that holds Water

This is a nice beginners project. I show you how to make a paper cup out of a single sheet of paper and it really holds water. Nice in a water cooler emergency :) How to Make a Paper Cup It also includes a video of how to do it.


Origami Crane

Make a Traditional Origami Paper Crane

This is a nice beginners project and a standard origami fold of a crane. Make an Origami Crane


Tatebanko castle

Make a Tatebanko Castle

Tatebanko is the Japanese art of paper dioramas. I have a complete project here with download that you can print up and make. It is a tatebanko castle. Make a Japanese Tatebanko Castle


Empty Tatebanko box

I also have an empty tatebanko box that you can download and assemble if you want to make your own project. This is a fun way to get started in the hobby. The Empty Tatebanko Box

I also have a selection of Tatebanko Paper Dioramas that you can purchase of Amazon.com



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