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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)!
DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase ? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper ! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds , you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces ! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase : such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder !
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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 DIY fox corner bookmark - all craft for kids
These super cute origami fox 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 fox bookmark is one of them! You can easily 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 ! This time, in this step-by-step video tutorial Maggy from Red Ted Art shows you how to make this lovely corner bookmark in no time:
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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 Origami mushroom - easy fall craft for kids with paper folding
It’s a perfect time to celebrate autumn with a pretty and fun mushroom craft. This origami mushroom is vibrant and fun looking just like a real mushroom (and of course this paper fall decor is absolutely not poisonous! Even the little origami worm enjoys it! ) This paper folded mushroom is crazy simple to throw together for an afternoon craft. Visit this this step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make these pretty paper mushroomsFold a few fun toadstools and paper worms to spice up your autumn home decor or the classroom's decor with the kids, they will surely enjoy creating these fun little paper mushrooms!
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Origami bunny / rabbit  - paper folding
With this beautiful origami site and its paper folding video tutorial  you can learn how to fold a cute 3 dimensional bunny for Easter! This pretty origami bunny rabbit stands up and would make a great spring or easter table decoration and of course a gift! You can shape the neck and the back end of the bunny in different ways, which will give you new sitting positions. The best thing about this model is the roundness of the back, which makes it look so organic!
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Easy DIY owl corner bookmarks - fall craft for kids
With the leaves falling from trees, it's the perfect season for DIY crafts and these paper owl bookmarks by Red Ted Art are just perfect for all DIY owl craft lovers! This lovely little owl corner bookmarks 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 fall craft project for the classroom. ) Keep your kids entertained all day long with this fun, colorful origami bookmark project that won't leave you with a mega mess:
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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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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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DIY Octopus corner bookmarks - fun summer craft for kids (origami)
Easy Peasy And Fun has an another super cute corner bookmark project for you: this time make a silly octopus corner bookmark ! Corner bookmarks are extremely practical and slip over the corner of a book with ease. Books will be a whole lot more fun when your kids make their own cute DIY octopus ( or squid ) corner bookmarks ! Aren't these just the cutest thing ever ? So grab your origami papers , get the paper folding tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and start folding:
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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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How to make a paper boat – origami for kids
We love doing simple origami and this time we’re going to learn how to make a paper boat – a summer favorite! Andreja has done quite a few awesome origami tutorials for kids and each of them is a must make! We loved to make these  easy origami boats as a kid (the exact same ones) and we loved to play with them even more – we would sail them in the bathtub, puddles and lakes and when possible even have boat races with other neighborhood kids. So grab some colorful (origami) paper and fold a few origami boats with the kids and do a fun summer boat race!
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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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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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How to make folded  paper (origami) bracelets - craft for kids
We love simple but clever craft ideas which involves gorgeous water color patterns and requires only simple household materials such as a plain sheet of A4 paper! This origami (paper folded) bracelet is a brilliant way to ignite your inner creativity and create gorgeous jewelries from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper (origami) bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. The strips need to be 12cms x 3cms (bigger or smaller as long as the size ratio is 1:4).They would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think!? You can fold a really big one to make a crown as well!
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Origami Easter bunny baskets (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 by Minidrops is a perfect paper craft project for you! This nice step-by-step origami tutorial will help you to fold these cute rabbit baskets ! You can use various types of paper to fold it, it will look gorgeous from normal white printer papers or leftover wrapping papers as well as origami papers . This paper bunny basket can be a cute addition to your spring decor or Easter table, or you can give them as sweet gifts stuffed with delicious Easter treats ! For a working download link please choose the original ( untranslated ) link below
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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 paper rosette hedgehog - fall paper craft for kids
Time for another hedgehog craft idea! This time Andreja from Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a super cute paper rosette hedgehog craft (well half the rosette). This cute paper rosette hedgehog is perfect to make at home or to use as a classroom project or fall decoration! You can make the whole paper rosette too! This cute paper hedgehog is super adorable on it’s own but you can make it even cuter by adding an paper apple or an pear on it’s back. Ready to make one or ten? Let’s make them! This is a super simple paper craft for 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 & 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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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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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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Folded paper autumn leaves - easy fall kids craft
These beautiful paper fall leaves are perfect crafts for kids in boring autumn afternoons (even the  smallest kids can create some, because it's very easy!) You will need colorful printer or origami papers and that's all! You can use any fun color to create these gorgeous paper leaves, you don't really need autumn colors to make it! In this nice craft website you can find 2 different leaf shape versions. You can use these accordion folded paper leaves  to decorate your home at fall,or it can be a perfect addition to the class room / kindergarten decor!
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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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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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Paper rosette hedgehog - easy fall paper craft for kids
Time for another hedgehog craft idea! This time Krokotak will show you how to make a super cute paper rosette hedgehog craft! This cute paper rosette hedgeho g is perfect to make at home or to use as a classroom project or fall decoration ! This cute paper hedgehog is super adorable on it’s own but you can make it even cuter by adding an paper apple or an pear on it’s back. Ready to make one or ten? Let’s make them!
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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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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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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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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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