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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)!
Origami pull out drawers (paper folding)
With this nice detailed video origami ( paper folding ) tutorial you can learn how to make some cool origami pull out drawers. These origami drawers make great organisers , make lots and stack them up. You can choose to have the drawers either tall or rotate the drawers for a horizontal cabinet. These drawers use Masu boxes that slot together, it’s pretty easy. You can store in them small things ( buttons, toys, jewelries ) or you can make them with larger paper.
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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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Christmas elf boot napkin - napkin folding tutorial ( origami )
Christmas elves left their boots on your table! At least that's what it will look like when you make these elf boot napkins. Follow along this fun Christmas elf boots napkin folding tutorial by Basteln mit Papier and add a whimsical touch to your Christmas table ! This step-by-step folding tutorial will improve both of your napkin folding and dining etiquette skills! Let's get folding festive Elf boots !
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Simple origami Christmas tree ornament - paper Christmas tree (video tutorial)
If your kids are eager to make their own DIY Christmas ornaments , these simple paper Christmas trees ( pine trees ) by Handimania are just perfect! This little green pine tree is one of the simplest origami projects , so it’s perfect for beginners as well ( and, it only takes a few minutes to make ) ! This origami pine tree / Christmas tree is also a great Christmas craft project for the classroom. You could use any kind of paper ( no need to stick with green either ). You can decorate the finished origami Christmas trees as you wish - the outcome will be surely wonderful! Watch the tutorial and let's start folding:
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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 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 Paper pig cootie catcher (fortune teller) - origami for kids
How cute is this DIY pig cootie catcher ? We love origami fortune tellers because they are such great paper crafts for kids. This lovely little piggy created by Red Ted Art is a super quick and easy paper craft project for kids. And you can decorate them in so many ways! Use the finished pig cootie catchers as fun fortune tellers or make giant versions as fun party treat bowls ! This paper pig craft is also perfect for the year of the pig 2019 !
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DIY easy paper butterflies
In this nice paper folding video tutorial she will show you how to make these cute paper butterflies ! This is a very easy ( beginner ) origami model, even kids can make a few easily! These beautiful paper butterfliy arrangement can be a perfect low budget and quick spring home decor , or you can use them to decorate the kids room ! You can use any kind of paper ( you don't need special origami papers , even leftower christmas wrapping papers will work well! )
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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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Origami pumpkin witch - Halloween paper craft for kids
Today Paper Kawaii sharing a super fun & easy paper folding tutorial with us on how to fold a fun origami Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin witch ! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami pumpkin witches with the kids ! This Halloween kids craft projec t is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). The origami pumpkin 's faces give them such different personalities, don't you think? This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor or fall decor ( without faces ). Glue the mini paper pumpkins to a string and create a fun frugal fall garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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DIY Articulated dragon puppet ( free printable template)
Make an articulated dragon puppet from paper with a free printable puppet template! Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have a pet dragon? If we consult literary sources, they differ on this account: a dragon brought quite a bit of trouble to Hagrid, but if we take Daenerys, she made good use of hers! One way or another, it’s a fascinating subject for daydreamers to ponder over! Especially for kids. Could they ride on a dragon’s back? Could they roast marshmallows with its fire? A fun pet it would make! Besides the dragon template that you can download from Adventure in a box for free, you’ll need some card stock, glue (white glue in a bottle or a glue stick) and bamboo skewers to create this super fun origami dragon puppet!
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Origami pokemon bookmarks - paper folding for kids
They have taken 9 of the most popular Pokemon characters and turned them into bookmarks with step by step guide to help your kids make fabulous bookmarks too! A great way to get kids reading or make a whole set of these and use them as cute pokemon finger puppets! In this nice kids craft website you can find 9 different paper pokemon corner bookmarks to make, with video tutorials! Origami (paper folding) is a great technique because it's easy and costs almost nothing!
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DIY Christmas corner bookmark - easy paper craft for kids
If your kids are eager to make their own DIY gifts for Christmas these Christmas tree corner bookmarks are perfect! This is one of the simplest origami projects so it’s perfect for beginners and as it only takes a few minutes to make it’s also a great Christmas craft project for the classroom. You can decorate the finished Christmas tree corner bookmarks with paper: make baubles with a hole puncher and use scissors to cut an adorable star.
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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 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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Origami easter treat box bunnies (paper folding)
Are you looking for an adorable and decorative little easter treat box that almost cost nothing? If yes, this origami bunny easter treat box is a perfect papercraft project for you! this nice video tutorial will help you to fold these cute rabbits ! You can fold it from any paper, it's perfect with normal white printer paper or leftower wrapping papers as well. It's a cute addition to your spring decor or easter table, or you can give them as gifts!
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Paper Easter bunny rosettes - fun Easter craft for kids
Spring is here and that means it’s bunny season! This easy-to-make Easter kids craft project by Johanna is a fun way to decorate for Easter and get in the spring spirit. These versatile paper bunny rosettes would look great on a gift box or hanging from branches to make a fun Easter centerpiece ! Every-bunny will love it! You could use any type of paper to create these cute Easter decorations ( A4 printer paper will work well, just as scrap Christmas wrapping papers, or colorful craft papers ). Let's get folding!
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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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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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DIY Amazing paper rose - origami flower gift topper
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to fold this cute paper rose from simple origami curler units. Unbelievable, but simple colorful paper is all you need to make these gorgeous origami flowers ( gift toppers ) . Take small squares of copy paper with a side-lenght of 7 cm. Use these beautiful paper roses for handmade greeting cards for Mother’s day, Valentine’s Day or birthdays OR decorate a gift box , a spring mantel or other craft projects with them. You can also DIY these handmade paper flowers and give them as gift to your mom, grandmother, sister, friend or someone else special. You can fold several paper roses and make a cute origami bouquet for your wedding as
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Origami Christmas trees - ornaments with paper folding
If you love easy and inexpensive but still gorgeous and fun Chrsitmas crafts try this little origami Christmas tree ! This origami tree is really easy ( only involves basic origami folds ) so you can make some with the kids easily even without any paper folding skills. This little origami christmas tree will look good in any pattern and size so you can make some from any paper materials such as old Christmas wrapping papers or ( green ) tea bags ! Glue the paper folded pine trees in a sheet of cardstock and gift them as nice Christmas gift cards or in miniature as cute handmade gift tags !
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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 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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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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DIY paper butterfly garland
This pretty paper butterfly garland is super easy to make, and it’s likely you have all the materials required sitting in your craft cupboard already. It's a perfect spring or easter decoration or you can decorate your kids room with the butterflies.
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Simple cute origami cat (paper folding for kids)
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial by Hello Origami and learn how to fold a super cute origami cat ! This lovely little origami cat is just a perfect paper folding model for kids of all ages and beginners in origami, so don't hesitate: grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable purring cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 21 cm x 21 cm ( or any other size rectangular ) paper. Kids can have lots of fun folding this lovely little origami cat and drawing in its face. Simply follow Hello Origami's instructions and make your very own amigurumi cat now:
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Easy origami paper star Christmas tree ornament (paper folding tutorial)
We love making handmade Christmas decorations ! These 5 pointed origami stars by Dreams Factory are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music , whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to fold origami stars to decorate your Christmas tree or they will look beautiful as a Christmas mantelpiece. Dreams Factory used vintage patterns but you could use bright Christmas colors as well! This vintage paper star ornament is a super easy paper craft project so you can whip up some easily even if you are a beginner in origami !
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DIY water lily candy bowl from napkins - napkin folding
With this great napking folding video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous water lily candy bowl from simple paper napkins. It's a perfect easter - spring decoration / wedding decor or you can spice up your birthday party with them as well. It can be a simple and elegant table decoration or you can put in them some small candies or treats for your guestst.
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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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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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