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This craft category is a huge collection of free origami instructions  & crafts with paper folding! Various free origami instructions: holiday origami decorations ( origami Christmas tree ornaments,origami Halloween decors, origami Easter decors ), seasonal paper folding ideas ( paper flowers, spring decors with origami ), origami jewelry and accessory, easy origami diagrams for kids ( paper folding for kids ), origami tutorials ( origami for beginners, step-by-step origami tutorials, basic folds ), DIY gifts with origami ( origami gift boxes, money folding instructions, origami gift cards ) .. and many other creative craft ideas with origami (paper folding)!
6 Easy DIY paper flower  - origami (paper folding) for beginners
What's better than giving someone a flower ? Give them a flower that doesn't wilt! Learn how to make gorgeous origami flowers with this step-by-step video tutorial by VENTUNO ART. These origami flowers can be used in any situations! You can make a bunch of these to give to your special someone on Valentines or give it to your mom for Mothers' day ! Everybody knows about origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. But what is it that can make origami so magical, so engaging, and so deeply touching? It's because the outcome is timeless and gorgeous and because origami is available for everyone: from adults to kids, from rich to poor, from beginners to masters - everyone can enjoy paper folding !
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Origami koala mother&father bookmark - paper folding  for kids
Watch this super easy video tutorial by Hello Origami and learn how to make a super adorable paper koala mother ( or father ) bookmark ! This easy and frugal paper craft projec t is suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ) , and the outcome is so adorable! ( This lovely little koala bookmark can be a great heartfelt gift for Mother's Day or Father's Day ! ).
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Hedgehog corner bookmarks - origami for kids
These origami corner bookmarks are a great beginner origami for kids, easy to make and kids will be able to put them into good use! We love easy-peasy and adorable fall crafts , and this cute origami hedgehog bookmark is one of them! You can esily make some with the kids! It's not just only a perfect way to mark a book at fall but it's also can be used as finger puppet! In this nice craft website you can find LOTS of corner bookmark patters to make (if hedgehogs are not your favourites).
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Cute & easy origami mouse - origami for kids
Squeak Squeak! Here come the mice ! Red Ted Art has an another adorable little origami craft for you. These origami mice are not as tricky as they look and yet they are super duper cute, don’t you think? We love their ears best! Fabulous! They make for an adorable playset – would also work well as part of a “hickory dickory dock” song and games. If you are just getting into paper crafts and origami crafts , do look at all the ideas they have for you on redtedart.com! There are LOTS to choose from and the majority of them are GREAT for beginners and children !
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Easter egg holder origami rabbit
With the help of this nice video origami tutorial make these fun and adorable origami Rabbits. This bunny is a charming addition to other origami models for Easter presented at Origami Spirit. This origami rabbit is a perfect model to hold a real egg that’s been decorated for Easter. All that’s needed are the desire to make the model, and an 8 x 8 inch ( 20x20cm ) piece of paper.
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DIY easy 3D Christmas tree pop up gift card
This 3D pop up Christmas tree card is the best ( last-minute ) homemade Christmas gift card because it's super easy to make ( even for the smallest crafty hands ) and super gorgeous at the same time! With this nice step-by-step origami video tutorial you can whip up a few in minutes with a simple piece of green paper and accordion fold ! You can make these adorable Christmas cards as wrappers for small gifts ( photos, tickets, money ) or you can simply make some with heart warming messages/quotes.
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Easy DIY dimensional paper star - Christmas tree ornament
By following along this detailed, photo illustrated origami tutorial by 33 Shades Of Green you will be able to create these beautiful Moravian stars easily! This easy DIY dimensional paper star can be a lovely Christmas tree ornament or a simple elegant winter decoration, and it's so easy to make! If you love vibrant colors make them from wrapping papers instead of normal A4 print paper.
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DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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DIY Jumping origami frog - fun paper toy for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer ( or spring ) with this super fun jumping origami frog by Basteln mit Papier ! This paper frog is such a fun classroom project to make! This jumping origami frog is a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play. The paper frogs are easy to fold, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. These paper frogs would also make a great activity for a jungle themed summer party.
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Cute little origami elephant - easy paper folding model
Watch this nice origami tutorial and video instruction on how to make an adorable little origami elephant with a single sheet of colorful paper ! Elephants have been admired by humans for many centuries, because hey are intelligent and humble animals. Elephants have the largest brains of all mammals! In the application of feng shui, the elephant is considered a sacred symbol. Although it is often used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength and fertility , it can also be used to symbolize longevity, good luck and success. It can act as the grantor of wishes and as the protector of the household. So fold this cute little elephant and use it as a home decor or give as a good luck gift to your friends!
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Origami desk organizer boxes
We love simple but fun craft ideas which involves colorful papers and requires only basic craft skills to make! This origami ( paper folded ) desk organizer is a brilliant way to ignite your inne r creativity and create a useful office decor from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper ( origami ) desk organizer you need to begin by collecting a few sheets of paper ( origami paper, wrapping paper or book pages ) .This origami desk organizer would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think! ? The kids will enjoy this fun & frugal paper craft !
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Origami Jedi Master Yoda - Star Wars
DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO "TRY! " With this nice detailed step-by-step video origami tutorial you can make the Jedi Master Yoda from Star Wars. This is a high intermediate origami projet, but this video is really REALLY nice and detailed, so you can try it even if you are not professional in origami.
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Easy paper (ribbon) gift bags
This is a very nice DIY craft video tutorial : an easy Paper ( ribbon ) gift bag by Innova Crafts. With this video you can learn how to make these original paper bags for small gifts. Perfect for chritmas gifts or birthday gifts, but you can use them to wrap baby shower gifts too!
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DIY origami jumping frogs - easy paper folding instructions
Are you looking for a super easy and fun origami diagram which can be a perfect starting origami project for kids? Teach your kids to make origami jumping frogs and watch whose frog could jump the furthest and who could get his/her frog to land on it’s feet more often. These cute little origami frogs are pretty easy to fold, so most upper elementary age kids will have no trouble with them. Click the buttons below for full instructions on how to fold your own origami jumping frog. These frogs are a little easier to fold if you have origami paper, since it’s nice and thin , but you can really use any square piece of paper. Once your frog is folded, press down on the folded “legs” with the tip of your finger, then quickly slide your finger off to make the frog jump.
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DIY mouse corner bookmark- easy paper craft for kids
In today's video Rosie Carter will teaching you how to create these tiny little mice bookmarks! These DIY mice bookmarks are super fun to make, very simple to fold and very sweet to use! This adorable little paper chick corner bookmark is a perfect fun paper craft for kids of all ages, because it's so simple. This short and fun video tutorial will be a great help in create some! So here is a super helpful bookmark how-to video!
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Easy DIY origami Christmas ornament star
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful paper Christmas decor which involves a stylish but classic star ? This gorgeous paper origami star can be folded literally in minutes and it will spice up any boring wall space in your home or in the classroom ! You can use the origami star to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into Christmas decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami stars with your kids in no time, from a few sheets of colorful origami paper - or from leftover wrapping papers pieces ( even wallpaper pieces, and old book pages will work well with this easy origami project ) !
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Christmas tree napkins - napkin folding tutorial
Brace yourself: Christmas is coming! So, Handimania made this brilliant step-by-step video tutorial on how to fold a simple fabric napkin into a Christmas tree . This fun napkin Christmas tree can be a great DIY Christmas table setting decoration OR you can use this easy paper ( napkin ) folding technique to create other fun Christmas decorations or gifts ( such as greeting cards, gift toppers, Christmas tree ornaments or Christmas garlands ). All you need is a simple fabric napkin ( or a sheet of paper ) . Watch this video tutorial now and learn how to fold napkins for your Christmas table!
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Easy DIY 3D paper star - Christmas decoration
We love the magic that Christmas decorations can create. Especially paper stars ! These easy DIY Paper stars by Elizabeth Joan Designs can instantly transform a ho-hum space into something truly magical. These DIY paper star lanterns make pretty decorations with cut out patterns or even without lights inside. ( You could make a gold star to put on your Christmas tree! ) Elizabeth will teach you how to make these super simple but also super gorgeous paper stars in no time with a few simple steps:
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DIY Dollar hearts - Valentine's day origami project
Make these dollar hearts and hand them out to your favorite little people ( nephews, nieces, your friends' kids, etc ) . They will 'LOVE' these Valentines ! As an added plus, these won't rot their teeth like delicious candy might. ( Unless they use the dollar to buy candy . . . ) Visit muslinandmerlot.com and learn how to make these fun origami hearts in no time! ( If you would like to see the paper folding process in motion instead you can watch an easy to follow origami heart folding tutorial video >> here << )
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Origami autumn leaves - fall leaf wreath with paper folding
Origami (paper folding) is not just only an inexpensive craft technique to make gorgeous decors but it's also develops fine-motor skills! For this year's fall make a beautiful wreath  with the kids with this few easy paper folding steps! This origami paper leaf is so simple, even the smallest kids can create some! You can use any colorful origami papers, tea bags, or leftower wrapping papers to fold these cute autumn leaves in minutes! This fall decor is perfect for your home, the classroom or for the kindergarten.
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Double origami star - easy Christmas tree ornament from paper
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful paper Christmas decor which involves a stylish but classic star ? This gorgeous paper origami star can be folded literally in minutes and it will spice up any boring wall space in your home or in the classroom ! You can use the origami star to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into Christmas decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami stars with your kids in no time, from a few sheets of colorful origami paper - or from leftover wrapping papers pieces ( even wallpaper pieces, and old book pages will work well with this easy origami project ) !
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Origami swallowtail butterfly ( paper folding )
We love origami ! The origami decorations not just only super cheap alternatives of the expensive home decors , but they are also looking gorgeous and unique! These colorful origami butterflies are made with a little piece of paper. It's an easy paper folding project ( especially with this nice and detailed close up paper folding video tutorial ) , you can make them easily even if you are not familiar with origami. You can use these gorgeous paper butterflies to brighten up your spring decor or just spice up the kids room with a colorful and fun butterfly mobile.
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DIY Ninja star fidget Spinner ( only paper without bearings)
Do you love origami ( paper folding ) , simple frugal craft ideas and fidget spinners ? Make a cool origami ninja star fidget spinner ! All you need is the fidget spinner no bearing mechanism – a super easy and simple way to make your origami ninja star spin, which can be found at Red Ted Art's brilliant blog! So watch this nice step-by-step paper fidget spinner tutorial and learn how to make your own paper ninja star fidget spinner DIY without bearing or expensive craft materials! This easy paper craft can be a perfect craft project for your kids, because it grants hours of fun! You can find the ninja star base >>here<<
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Easy Pikachu craft - paper Pokemons
If you love the Pokemon Go game or the old Pokemon anime/manga series , you will love this qick and super easy Pokemon craft ! Grab some yellow paper and make a super cute paper Pikachu for yourself or for your friends! This origami model is very easy, you can fold one easily even if your are a beginner in paper folding ! It's a perfect low-budget Pokémon craft idea for the kids , because you just need paper and pens to make one. You can draw funny facial expressions to your finished Pikachu and use it as a ( finger ) puppet, or as a bookmark
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DIY Easy paper dolls with accordion fold - kids craft idea
Watch this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make these adorable and super easy to make paper accordion fold dolls ! This easy DIY doll making tutorial will teach you how to make a fun and easy paper doll with the kids using a simple origami ( accordion ) fold and a few sheets of colorful paper. As you can see the supplies for this beautiful paper dol l are absolutely inexpensive! Once you have mastered the accordion fold making these paper dolls will be a piece of cake, even with the smallest crafty kids ! You can use these beautiful p aper dolls to decorate the classroom or you can use them as a nice addition to a Mother's day gift card!
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Cute & easy bat puppet - Halloween paper craft for kids
With following this nice step-by-step video tutorial kids can learn how to make an adorable paper bat paper puppet craft at school or home. Kids of all ages will love this easy and fun bat paper puppet craft! You can use these cute paper bat paper puppets to decorate your home or the classroom at Halloween ! Grab some colorful paper and create a super cute bat paper puppets with the kids i n no time! This paper craft is perfect for home or school , and the best: it doesn't requires fancy and expensive craft materials at all! Download the template >> at Red Ted Art <<
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How to make a rolled newspaper rose wreath
Make rolled roses from newsprint , and turn them into a vintage style gorgeous rose wreath ! Not for outside, but great for anywhere indoors ! You could also lightly spray silver, gold, or any color that fits your decor on the finished wreath ( or use colored wrapping /origami papers to make one ) ! You can use this beautiful and inexpensive newspaper rose wreath to decorate at fall or spring , or you can use this simple paper rose rolling technique to make single rolled roses and decorate other crafts with them. Upcycling crafts are always the bests!
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DIY Gorgeous origami spring flowers (paper folding)
What can be better than an inexpensive , quick , but still gorgeous and colorful spring decor which involves flowers ? These beautiful paper origami ( spring ) flowers can be made literally in minutes and they will spice up any boring wall space in your house ! You can use the paper folded flowers to decorate the kids' room at any time of the year, if you are not into spring decors. With this super video paper folding tutorial you can make a few origami flower with your kids from a few sheets of colorful origami paper or from leftover wrapping papers ( even wrapping paper pieces will working well with this origami project ) !
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Easy origami money cat - paper folding for beginners
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to fold an origami money cat ! This super cute origami cat is a perfect paper folding model for beginners as well, so grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable sitting cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 20cm x 20cm paper cut into rectangles of approximate ratio of a dollar bill. Of course you can use a dollar bill to fold this model, so this way this adorable cat can be a great gift for any occasion four your cat lover friends and family members!
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Fall window paper stars - easy autumn decors with origami
Make a fall window star with your kids this week! This is an easy and impressive-looking origami project that will add some colour to your windows as you celebrate the season. This origami (paper folding) project is absolutelly inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest crafty hands can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the paper window stars or adapt the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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Beautiful DIY origami rose - paper flower (paper folding)
Are you looking for a cheap but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these cute origami ( paper folded ) rose ! This gorgeous but surprisingly easy origami rose consists of 6 simple modules. These origami roses /flowers can be perfect flowery gifts for any occasions ( imagine them as a mother's day or a wedding bouquet! ) You can fold the origami flowers from any type of paper ( you don't need to buy special origami paper , even a simple sheet of gift wrapping paper works well ). Despite the look this paper folding project is also suitable for kids ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to fold
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