How to make easy origami models

 

The origami models shown here are 2D models. They are easier than 3D models in folding and this is the reason why they are called easy origami models. It is recommended to try these models first and be comfortable with basic folding techniques if you are novice in origami. If you master all these models, you are recommended to work on traditional origami models. Before working on these models, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are and These two folding techniques are the prerequisite to models. But the most important factor in the beginning stage of origami is having fun in folding. Happy folding!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animated Instructions

 

Simple Origami Heart

 

simple origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

Simple origami heart starts from a half-square paper. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is petal-fold.

 
   

 

 

 

Origami Diagrams

 

Elephant

 

elephant

This elephant is very similar to a so-called "fish base" in the early folding steps.

 

Dog

 

dog

This dog might be the easiest origami dog you might have folded with a few folding steps.

 

Cat

 

cat

This cat is probably the simplest origami cat you will ever find.

 

 

Fox

 

fox

This fox requires you to learn what inside reverse-fold is.

 

Pig

 

pig

This pig requires you to follow 35 steps. The important folding technique that you will learn from this model is "locking fold" which is somewhat advanced folding technique used for a model like New Kawasaki Rose.

 

Mouse

 

mouse

This mouse is the easiest origami mouse you can fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giraffe

 

giraffe

This giraffe was made by using a giraffe-pattern origami paper.

 

Lion

 

lion

This lion takes 21 steps to complete. There is no special folding technique involved in this model.

 

Horse

 

horse

This horse requires you to follow 21 steps to complete. You will definitely know what inside reverse-fold is since you will be using it a lot of times on this model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiger

 

tiger

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

You are required to have two pieces of origami paper to make this origami tiger model. There is no special folding techniques involved with this model

 

Traditional

Bunny

bunny

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional bunny is very easy to make compare to the harder one (rabbit with 26 steps). It takes only 10 steps to complete.
 

Rabbit

 

rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This rabbit is not that easy after all since it takes 26 steps to complete. Try to work on bunny if you are truly a beginner. If you think bunny is too easy, then you can try this rabbit.
 

 

 

 

 

Bear

 

bear

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This bear starts from a 4x4 matrix base and then a traditional face changer.

The special folding technique involved with this model is a closed sink-fold.

 

Cow

 

cow

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

 

Robot

 

robot

It takes 15 steps to complete this robot. You will learn a special folding technique called "inner triangle-fold" from this model.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional

Boat

traditional origami boat

This traditional boat might be the simplest origami boat you will ever fold. In this instruction, there are six steps to complete this model. However, if you become an expert, you will only need two steps to make it. Those steps are one valley-fold and one outside reverse-fold. This is a good example to learn the folding technique of outside reverse-fold. If you want, you can try this boat on the water. It actually floats.

 

Traditional

Origami Sailboat

origami sailboat

You will be starting with a square-base with this origami sailboat. It is very easy to follow. Once we complete making the traditional origami sailboat, you can stop there. However, an instruction to make a modified version of this sailboat will be given afterwards.

 

Traditional

Origami Magic Boat

traditional origami magic boat

What you will learn from this magic boat is gate-fold and it is very similar to the traditional origami catamaran in the initial sequence of folding. The most interesting feature of this model is that you can perform a magic in front of your friend with this boat.

 

 

 

Traditional

Paper Boat

traditional paper boat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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.

 

Traditional

Origami Junk Boat

origami junkboat
Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami junk boat is a traditional model. It is advised to use a paper not easily tearable.

This means that a typical origami paper is not recommended.

 

Long Origami Canoe

 

origami long canoe boat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Origami Sailboat

traditional origami sailboat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami sailboat is one of easiest origami models you could make. You will learn a special folding technique to open a pocket.

 

Traditional Origami Steamboat

traditional origami steamboat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami steamboat is very interesting model to work on. This is a good example to learn the folding technique called "squash-fold".

 

Easy Traditional Origami Turtle

traditional origami turtle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This easy traditional origami turtle might be one of the easiest turtle you could make.

 

 

Traditional Fish

 

traditional origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional fish might be the easiest origami fish you will have folded. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.
 

Traditional Origami Fish

traditional origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami fish is derived from the so-called fish base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is rabbit ear-fold.
 

Fish

 

 

fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This fish is not that easy after all since it takes 26 steps to complete. Try to work on other models if you are truely a beginner. If you think other models are too easy, then you can try this origami fish.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Origami Fish

traditional origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami fish starts from fish base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Dagger

 

dagger

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

 

Sword

 

sword

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly

 

butterfly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This butterfly takes only 8 steps to follow. The distinctive feature of this butterfly is that the back side is the same as the front one

 

House

 

easy cowboy origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This house is the easiest origami house you could make traditionally. One important technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold

 

Traditional Origami House

traditional cowboy origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami house is a traditional version of origami house which is very simple to make. One special technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold

 

 

Traditional Origami Ninja Star

origami moon
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

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 Star

traditional origami star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

Initially traditional origami star starts with both horizontal and vertical Z-folds. Then subsequent valley and mountain-folds allow us to make a simple crease patter which would deliver a traditional origami star.

 

Traditional Four-Pointed Origami Star

origami sun
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

This traditional origami star allows you to make a five-pointed origami star from a square paper without converting it to a pentagon.

 

 

 

Traditional Six-Pointed Origami Star

origami sun
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional six-pointed origami star allows you to make a six-pointed origami star from a square paper after converting it to an equilateral triangle.

 

Traditional Origami Letter

traditional origami letter

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami letter requires four-folds to form this origami letter.

This four-folds might be the most popular letter folding technique.

 

Traditional Origami Letter II

traditional origami letter

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami letter II requires three-folds to form this origami letter

 

 

Candy

 

candy

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This candy is a 2D version of wrapped origami candy.

 

Traditional Origami Lantern

traditional origami lantern

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami lantern is a 2D model and it only works for one side. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are cushion-fold and opening a pocket which is similarly used for traditional origami chair.

 

Simple Origami Lantern

simple origami lantern

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami lantern is a 2D model butt is a little advanced than the the traditional origami lantern. Unlike the traditional origami lantern, you can hang this lantern since the front and the back sides are the same. This model starts from a balloon base and you will be applying both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

 

shirt

 

traditional origami shirt

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional shirt is very similar to traditional origami chair. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold.

 

Traditional Origami shirt

traditional origami shirt

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami shirt starts with a half of a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is a special two squash-folds.
 

Pants

 

traditional origami pants

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional pants is very similar to traditional origami shirt. The instructions are the same up to the step #16. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold.

 

 

Pants II

 

traditional origami pants

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional pants II is even easier to make compare to other traditional pants.

 

Traditional Origami Man

traditional origami man

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami man is well known for combining both traditional shirt and traditional pants.
 

Traditional Origami Tote Bag

traditional origami bag

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

Initially this traditional origami tote bag follows the same folding sequence of the traditional origami cap.

 

 

2D Origami Tank

 

2d origami tank

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

You will need two sheet of square paper to fold this 2D origami tank. The essential folding technique you will learn from this model is squash-fold

 

Traditional Sitting Origami Fox

traditional origami fox

Level

Beginner

Copyright Mitsuo Okuda

 

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.

 

Rocket

 

rocket

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This rocket is a 2D version of origami rocket.

 

 

Book

book

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This 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

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

 

Traditional Origami Necktie

traditional origami necktie

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This traditional origami necktie is an easier version compare to the more advanced one. One special folding technique you will from this model is an symmetric squash-fold.

 

 

 

 

 

2D Origami Heart

 

2D origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The instruction for folding 2D origami heart is easier compare to the one for 3D model.

 

You-and-Me

Origami Heart

you and me origami heart
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami heart has two hearts attached together. One heart is exactly the same as the the other one in both shape and size.

 

Origami Heart with a Stand

sitting origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

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

 

 

Beetle

 

beetle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami beetle might be one of the easiest origami beetle you could fold from a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is a squash-fold

 

Sitting Origami Elephant

sitting origami elephant

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This sitting origami elephant is a good example to learn an inside reverse-fold.

 

Shouting Origami Elephant

shouting origami elephant

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This shouting origami elephant is a good example to learn an outside reverse-fold.

 

 

Sitting Origami Dog

 

sitting origami dog

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This sitting origami dog starts from a kite base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Origami Face Changer

 

changer origami face

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami face changer expresses three different states of eyes and mouth. An interesting thing is you can also mix these states

 

Traditional Origami Fly

 

Traditional origami fly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami fly is very similar to traditional origami cicada in folding sequence.

 

 

Face of Origami Panda

 

panda

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This face of origami panda requires you to apply folding techniques such as rabbit ear-fold, asymmetric squash-fold.

 

Body of Origami Panda

 

panda

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This body of origami panda makes a body for the face of origami panda.

 

Traditional Origami Christmas Tree

traditional origami christmas tree

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami christmas tree is very easy to fold. it starts with a kite base and there is no special folding technique involved in this model. It takes only eight steps to make one

 

 

Traditional Origami Duck

traditional origami duck

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami duck is a traditional model which makes use of both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

Traditional Origami Mandarin Duck

mandarin origami duck

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami Mandarin duck starts from a kite base. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

Traditional Origami Wallet

traditional origami wallet

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami wallet is the easiest origami wallet you could make traditionally. One important technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold. It is very similar to house in the initial folding sequences.

 

 

Wallet

 

wallet

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The wallet has two pockets. The important techniques that you will learn from this model is squash-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

2D Origami Lamp

2d origami lamp

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami lamp is 2D version but you can let it stand on the ground. You will need to apply a set of crease pattern to make this model

 

New Origami Pinwheel

 

new origami pinwheel

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This new origami pinwheel is based on a 8x8 matrix base.

 

 

Purse

 

purse

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This purse has one pocket. One important techniques that you will need to know for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Coin Purse

 

coin origami purse

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami coin purse is very easy to make. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Traditional Origami Pinwheel

traditional origami pinwheel

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami pinwheel is a simple origami model to make.

 

 

Car

 

car

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This car is a 2D version and it is very simple to fold. It takes 9 steps to complete.

 

Origami Christmas Flower, Poinsettia

origami christmas flower, poinsettia

 

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami christmas flower, poinsettia starts from a square base. A technique of squashing a center is applied on this model

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Origami Rooster

rooster

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional origami rooster is an easy model. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

2D Origami Boot of Santa Claus

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 2D origami boot of Santa Claus is an model to fold. Although this is 2D model, you can make it stand on the ground. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold

 

Origami Santa Claus's Face

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The face of origami Santa Claus is an easy model. No special folding technique is involved with this model

 

 

Santa Claus

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The Santa Claus is a modular origami model. Three separate parts will be made and then put together in the end. So you will need three sheets of origami paper

 

Small Origami Heart

 

small origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami heart is small size one. One special folding technique involved with this model is cushion-fold.

 

Traditional Origami Parrot

traditional origami parrot

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami parrot is an easy model to fold. You will able to learn both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold from this model.

 

 

Heart

 

sitting origami heart

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami heart is an easy model to fold. One special folding technique you will learn from this model is an inside reverse-fold.

 

Fish

 

fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This fish starts from square base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Traditional Origami Dolphin

traditional origami dolphin

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional+

 

This origami dolphin is a traditional model modified by Hyo Ahn. It starts from fish base. One special folding technique that you will need to learn from this model is an asymmetric inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Origami Heart with Tiny Wings

origami heart with tiny wings

 

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The unique feature of this origami heart is that it has tiny wings. One special folding technique that you need to know for this model is "inside reverse-fold".
 

2D Christmas

Origami Candle

2D Christmas origami candle

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This Christmas origami candle is a 2D model.

Two special folding techniques that you need to learn for this model is "inside reverse-fold" and "squash-fold".

 

Snowman

 

snowman

 

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami snowman starts from 8x8 matrix base. The folding techniques that you need to learn for this model are balloon-fold, open sink-fold, and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

 

 

 

Clockwisely Rotating Origami Star

clockwisely rotating origami star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

This origami star has a spiral shape represents a clockwise rotation. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Counterclockwisely Rotating Origami Star

counterclockwisely rotating origami star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

This origami star has a spiral shape represents a counterclockwise rotation. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Counterclockwisely Rotating Origami Ninja Star

counterclockwisely rotating origami ninja star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

This origami ninja star starts from a counterclockwisely rotating origami star. One special folding technique for this model is a modified squash-fold.

 

 

Origami Letter "X"

 

origami letter X

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami letter "X" starts from 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Four Quadrant

Origami Letter

origami letter X

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The four-quadrant origami letter starts from 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Seven Story

Origami Pagoda

seven story origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional / Hyo Ahn

 

This origami pagoda is a traditional origami pagoda modified by Hyo Ahn. Unlike the traditional version, this model has the same shape for both front and back sides. Two special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are both pocket-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Angel

 

angel

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami angel is easy to make. Two special folding technique that you will learn from this model are inside reverse-fold and squash-fold.

 

Heart Origami Envelope

heart origami envelope

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This heart origami envelope has a heart symbol on the back of an envelope. It is not difficult to fold this envelope. One special folding technique that you need to know for this model is swivel-fold.

 

New Origami Sampan Boat

new origami sampan boat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This new origami sampan boat is easier to fold compared to the traditional sampan boat. It is free from the special folding technique called "locking fold". I think it is a better looking interior of boat too.

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Origami Frog

 

simple origami frog

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami frog starts from a 8x8 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Origami Menko out of Single Square Paper

origami moon
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

Traditionally you can make an origami menko using two piece of square paper. Unlike the traditional one, you can make this origami menko using single square paper. You will learn a technique to insert a triangular flap into a pocket. Other than that, there is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Flower Origami Letter

 

flower origami letter

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This flower origami letter starts from 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

 

 

 

 

Origami Menko II out of Single Square Paper

origami mneko II out of single paper
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

You can make this origami menko using single square paper. It starts with a 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Origami Goldfish II

 

origami goldfish II

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The origami goldfish II starts from a square base. Two special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are both inside reverse-fold and rabbit ear-fold.

 

Mono Fortune Teller

 

origami paper mono fortune teller

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami mono fortune teller is similar to the traditional one. However, there is a little difference. One can select one fortune out of four different ones.

This mono fortune teller starts from 4x4 matrix base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this models is cushion-fold.

 

 

Simple Origami Catamaran Boat

simple origami catamaran boat

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This simple origami catamaran origami boat is different from the traditional one in folding sequence although the shape is very similar. One special folding technique you will need to know for this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Submarine

 

submarine
Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This submarine starts from 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique that you will from this model is a modified inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Elf's Face

 

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The face of origami elf starts from a 8x8 matrix base. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

 

cottage

 

cottage

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami cottage starts from a 8x8 matrix base. two special folding techniques involved with this model are both pleat-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

Stem

 

stem

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This stem with two leaves is a 2D traditional model and is very easy to make. You can put an tulip or any flower on top of this stem.

 

Tulip with Two Leaves

tulip with two leaves

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This tulip with two leaves is for an origami novice. You can easily make this 2D version of origami tulip with a stem and two leaves.

 

 

Traditional Origami Balloon

origami balloon

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

 

Traditional Origami Bird

origami bird

The base of origami bird is "kite base" which is used for making an origami swan. Also you will learn what "inside reverse-fold" from this origami bird.

 

Origami Sampan Boat

origami sampan boat

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

 

 

Origami Jumping Frog

traditional jumping origami frog

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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.

 

Traditional Origami Box

origami box

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

 

Origami Butterfly

 

origami butterfly

This traditional 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.

 

 

Origami Chair

origami chair

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.

 

Origami Cicada

origami cicada

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

 

Origami Crane

origami crane

This traditional origami crane teaches us two bases: (1) square base and (2) bird base. This model also let you learn what "inside reverse-fold" is.

 

 

Origami Dragon

origami dragon

The origami dragon is based on so-called "bird base". So you will learn what this bird base is and how it is related to the dragon. Also you will learn what "outside reverse-fold" is from this origami dragon.

 

Origami Dove

origami dove

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

 

Origami Frog

origami frog

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 Goldfish I

origami goldfish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami goldfish is a good example to learn the distinction between inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.
 

Origami Fish

origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami fish is derived from the so-called fish base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is rabbit ear-fold.
 

Origami Goldfish II

origami goldfish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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.
 

 

Origami Cowboy Hat

traditional cowboy origami hat

 

 

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

 

Origami Horse

 

origami horse

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 Bowtie

 

origami bowtie

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Origami House

 

traditional cowboy origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami house is a traditional version of origami house which is very simple to make. One special technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold

 

Easy Origami House

easy cowboy origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This easy origami house is the easiest origami house you could make traditionally. One important technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold

 

Origami Dragonfly

 

origami dragonfly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

Origami Phoenix

origami phoenix

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

Origami Owl

origami owl

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami owl is based on so-called "bird base". One special folding technique you will learn from this model is an asymmetric inside reverse-fold.
 

Origami Penguin

origami penguin

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This simple origami penguin is very easy to fold. One distinctive feature of this model is that you can learn easily what the folding technique of outside reverse-fold is.

 

 

 

Origami Lily

origami lily

The origami lily is not that difficult to make but it has 48 folding steps. It is based on so-called "balloon base". The most important technique that you will learn from this origami lily is "squash fold".

 

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.

 

Origami Rose

origami rose

In this model, the folding technique called "cushion-fold" will be applied repeatedly for three times. Each cushion-fold produce four inner petals. So we expect to have all together 12 inner petals for three cushion-folds.

 

 

Origami Rabbit 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 Rabbit

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.
 

Origami Bunny

origami bunny rabbit

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

There are two 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.

 

 

Oblong Origami Box

traditional oblong origami box
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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 squash-fold.
 

Origami Star Box

origami star box

Origami star box is one of origami classic. It is based on square base. It is easier to learn than origami crane. You can make use of this box as a gift box for any special occasion.

 

Origami Swan

origami swan

Origami swan is one of the simplest model you can make out of a square paper. It is based on kite base.

 

 

Origami Table

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.

 

Origami Christmas Tree

origami christmas tree

 

 

This origami christmas tree is very easy to fold. it starts with a kite base and there is no special folding technique involved in this model. It takes only eight steps to make one

 

 

Origami Crown

 

origami crown
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Easy Origami Turtle

origami turtle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

 

This easy origami turtle might be one of the easiest turtle you could make.

 

Origami Turtle

 

origami turtle

The origami turtle is based on so-called "balloon base" (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 Snail

 

origami snail

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Easy Origami Boat

 

origami boat

This easy origami boat might be the simplest origami boat you will ever fold. In this instruction, there are six steps to complete this model. However, if you become an expert, you will only need two steps to make it. Those steps are one valley-fold and one outside reverse-fold. This is a good example to learn the folding technique of outside reverse-fold. If you want, you can try this boat on the water. It actually floats.

 

Origami Magic Boat

origami magic boat

What you will learn from this magic boat is gate-fold and it is very similar to the origami catamaran in the initial sequence of folding. The most interesting feature of this model is that you can perform a magic in front of your friend with this boat.

 

 

Origami Catamaran

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.

 

 

Origami Sailboat

origami sailboat

You will be starting with a square-base with this origami sailboat. It is very easy to follow. Once we complete making the origami sailboat, you can stop there. However, an instruction to make a modified version of this sailboat will be given afterwards.

 

origami Sailboat

origami sailboat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami sailboat is one of easiest origami models you could make. You will learn a special folding technique to open a pocket.

 

origami Motorboat

origami motorboat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami motorboat is similar to the 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 Steamboat

 

origami steamboat
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami steamboat is very interesting model to work on. This is a good example to learn the folding technique called "squash-fold".

 

Origami Steamboat II

origami steamboat2
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

Origami Junk Boat

 

origami junkboat
Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami junk boat is a traditional model. It is advised to use a paper not easily tearable.

This means that a typical origami paper is not recommended.

 

 

Origami Angelfish

origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami angelfish starts from a balloon base. It takes seven steps to complete this model. It is one of the easiest origami angelfish you could fold.
 

Origami Whale

origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami whale is derived from the so-called fish base. It takes 11 steps to complete this model.

 

Origami Crane II

origami crane II

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Origami Pigeon

origami pigeon

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami pigeon is a very simple model. Only special folding technique that you need to know is inside reverse-fold.

 

Flying Origami Crane

 

flying origami crane

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

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.

 

Traditional

Easy Origami Bunny

easy origami bunny

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional easy origami bunny is very easy to make compare to the harder one (easy origami rabbit with 26 steps). It takes only 10 steps to complete.
 

 

Origami Jumping Frog

origami frog

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

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.
 

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.

 

 

Origami Cube

origami cube

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

Origami Crow

origami crow

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Origami Letter

origami letter

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami letter requires four-folds to form this origami letter.

This four-folds might be the most popular letter folding technique.

 

Origami Envelope

origami envelope

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami envelope allows you to learn a technique of inserting a flap into a pocket to close the envelope.

 

Seven Story

Origami Pagoda

seven story origami house

 

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional / Hyo Ahn

 

This origami pagoda is a origami pagoda modified by Hyo Ahn. Unlike the traditional version, this model has the same shape for both front and back sides. Two special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are both pocket-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Origami Letter II

 

origami letter

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami letter II requires three-folds to form this origami letter

 

Origami Ring

origami ring

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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.

 

Origami Lantern

origami lantern

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami lantern is a 2D model and it only works for one side. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are cushion-fold and opening a pocket which is similarly used for origami chair.

 

 

Traditional Four-Pointed Origami Star

origami sun
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

This origami star allows you to make a five-pointed origami star from a square paper without converting it to a pentagon.

 

Origami Ninja Star

origami moon
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

This 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.

 

Origami Star

origami star

Initially origami star starts with both horizontal and vertical Z-folds. Then subsequent valley and mountain-folds allow us to make a simple crease patter which would deliver a origami star.

 

 

Traditional Six-Pointed Origami Star

 

origami sun
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional six-pointed origami star allows you to make a six-pointed origami star from a square paper after converting it to an equilateral triangle.

 

Easy Origami shirt

 

origami shirt

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional easy origami shirt is very similar to origami chair. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold.

 

Origami shirt

origami shirt

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami shirt starts with a half of a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is a special two squash-folds.
 

 

Easy Origami Pants

 

origami pants

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional easy origami pants is very similar to origami shirt. The instructions are the same up to the step #16. You will need to apply a cushion-fold for three times after turning the paper over for each cushion-fold.

 

Easy Origami Pants II

 

origami pants

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This traditional easy origami pants II is even easier to make compare to other traditional easy origami pants.

 

Origami Man

origami man

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami man is well known for combining both traditional easy origami shirt and traditional easy origami pants.
 

 

Origami Cap

origami cap

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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.

 

Origami Tote Bag

origami bag

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

Initially this origami tote bag follows the same folding sequence of the origami cap.

 

Origami Bag

origami bag

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Origami Paper Fortune Teller

origami paper fortune teller

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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.

 

Traditional Sitting Origami Fox

origami fox

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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.

 

Origami Piano

origami piano

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

 

Origami Fish

origami fish

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami fish starts from fish base. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Necktie

origami necktie

Level

Beginner

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami necktie is an easier version compare to the more advanced one. One special folding technique you will from this model is an symmetric squash-fold.

 

Easy Origami Beetle

 

easy origami beetle

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami beetle might be one of the easiest origami beetle you could fold from a square paper. One special folding technique you would learn from this model is a squash-fold

 

 

Easy Origami Elephant

 

easy origami elephant

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This easy origami elephant is a 2D version of wrapped origami elephant.

 

Sitting Origami Elephant

sitting origami elephant

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This sitting origami elephant is a good example to learn an inside reverse-fold.

 

Shouting Origami Elephant

shouting origami elephant

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This shouting origami elephant is a good example to learn an outside reverse-fold.

 

 

Origami Swallow

 

origami swallow

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

Sitting Origami Dog

 

sitting origami dog

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This sitting origami dog starts from a kite base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Origami Face Changer

changer origami face

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional / Hyo Ahn

 

This origami face changer expresses three different states of eyes and mouth. An interesting thing is you can also mix these states

 

 

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.
 

Verdi's Origami Vase

verdi origami vase

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This Verdi's origami vase is known to be a traditional Chinese model and it was popularized by Verdi Adams in US. The folding techniques that you need to apply for this model are Z-fold, gate-fold, and squash-fold.

 

Origami Spider

Traditional origami spider

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami spider requires two sheets of square paper. One paper will make a body and four legs while another paper for a head and four legs. Both of them starts with a frog base

 

 

Origami Fly

 

Traditional origami fly

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami fly is very similar to origami cicada in folding sequence.

 

Origami Seal

 

origami seal

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami seal is a traditional model. It starts from fish base. One special folding technique that you will need to learn from this model is an inside reverse-fold which will be applied for four times.

 

Four Quadrant

Origami Letter

origami letter X

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The four-quadrant origami letter starts from 4x4 matrix base. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

 

Origami Duck

 

origami duck

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami duck is a traditional model which makes use of both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Mandarin Duck

mandarin origami duck

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami Mandarin duck starts from a kite base. The special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Wallet

 

origami wallet

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami wallet is the easiest origami wallet you could make traditionally. One important technique that you will learn from this model is Squash-Fold. It is very similar to easy origami house in the initial folding sequences.

 

 

Origami Camera

origami camera

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami camera is very similar to 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 Boot

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

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

 

Easy Origami Tiger

easy origami tiger

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

You are required to have two pieces of origami paper to make this origami tiger model. There is no special folding techniques involved with this model

 

 

Origami Pinwheel

origami pinwheel

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami pinwheel is a simple origami model to make.

 

Origami Hen

easy origami hen

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami hen is an easy model. The special folding techniques involved with this model are squash-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Pig

origami pig

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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 Koi Fish

origami fish

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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 Menko

origami moon
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

This 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.

 

Origami Chick

easy origami chick

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami chick is an easy model to make. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold. You will need to apply this technique for two times

 

 

Origami Rooster

easy origami rooster

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami rooster is an easy model. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

2D Origami Boot of Santa Claus

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 2D origami boot of Santa Claus is an easy origami model to fold. Although this is 2D model, you can make it stand on the ground. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold

 

Easy Origami Santa Claus

ballet origami shoe

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

The easy origami Santa Claus is a modular origami model. Three separate parts will be made and then put together in the end. So you will need three sheets of origami paper

 

 

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.
 

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.
 

Origami Top

 

origami top

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This 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 Parrot

origami parrot

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

 

This origami parrot is an easy model to fold. You will able to learn both inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold from this model.

 

Traditional Modular Origami Star

traditional modular origami paper star
Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional

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

 

Origami Dolphin

origami dolphin

Level

Beginner

Copyright Traditional+

 

This origami dolphin is a traditional model modified by Hyo Ahn. It starts from fish base. One special folding technique that you will need to learn from this model is an asymmetric inside reverse-fold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

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