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Hello and welcome to Paper Kawaii!

This website contains many (300+) origami and paper craft tutorials. Whether you are a dedicated origami folder, or maybe you need to find some handmade gift ideas, craft to sell in your stores or gift boxes for presents, this is a great place to find all of these things.

Please use the menu at the top, tutorials are predominantly sorted into categories. You can also view just the video tutorials or the photo tutorials separately. If looking for a specific model, use the search bar, which is at the very top or in the right sidebar (on desktop computers). There is also a date archive and category list.

Update Jan 2018! – Paper Kawaii now has an online shop! The shop is currently selling origami ebooks, origami diagrams, printable origami paper, craft templates, and vector patterns. There are many free items available too, so why not check it out here.

You can get a free pack of printable origami paper by being part of Paper Kawaii’s Newsletter! Sign up here! You will receive post updates and a monthly newsletter.

Who Runs Paper Kawaii?

About via @paper_kawaiiHi there! I’m Chrissy and I live in Australia.

Since a young age, I have enjoyed making origami and paper craft projects.

Back in 2008 I started posting every now and then just as a small hobby, now 10 years later it has become more of an enjoyable full time occupation.

My day job is graphic designer / web designer / video editor.

Seeing people post photos of origami/crafts they have made after following one of my tutorials is rewarding and motivating. If you have made something from a tutorial, please feel free to tag me (@paperkawaii) on instagram or twitter.

Any other enquiries about anything else, please use the contact page form.

I don’t post much personal stuff online, but you can chat with me and other origami enthusiasts over on my discord chat server if you would like to get to know me better – Join Here! (Discord is a free chat system, somewhat like facebook, except you can chat to multiple people at once.)

General FAQ:

Q: Where are you from / What race are you / Where do you live?

A: Originally from England, now living permanently in Australia.

Q: Are you ever going to talk or show your face in your videos?

A: Probably not, but maybe one day! I prefer silent tutorials myself, so I just personally think it’s better without talking.

Q: Where do you get your paper from?

A: I posted quite an in-depth list/overview of all the paper I can recommend here.

Disclaimers:

You’ll notice ads on Paper Kawaii. These ads make enough money each month to keep the website paid for, as the website has grown, it is no longer cheap to run! I can recommend Dreampress for anyone wanting a fast website.

There are also affiliate links throughout the website, mostly to Amazon. Any time someone buys something through those links, I get a very small amount of money added to my Amazon account which I normally use to buy origami paper!

When you see the ads playing before my videos, letting them play to the end is one way to show your support without spending a cent! Liking the videos and leaving a comment on youtube or on my blog posts helps people find them. Sharing the video or blog posts to your social media pages also helps a great deal.

Thanks to those of you who have bought my eBook and other items in my shop. I really appreciate it!

Recent Posts

Origami Diamond Divider Box Tutorial - 5 Sections via @paper_kawaii
Origami Diamond Divider Box Tutorial - 5 Sections
August 27, 2021
An origami box with 5 sections. The diamond divider box is a box fitted with 4 gem shaped boxes and a square in the middle. No glue required.
Mini Origami Pot Plants Tutorial - Make Paper Houseplants via @paper_kawaii
Mini Origami Pot Plants Tutorial - Make Paper Houseplants
May 22, 2021
Learn how to make a mini origami pot plant with this step by step tutorial. Miniature origami houseplants make great desk decor & gifts.
Geometric Origami Pot / Box Tutorial - Verdi's Vase Variation via @paper_kawaii
Geometric Origami Pot / Box Tutorial - Verdi's Vase Variation
May 16, 2021
In this tutorial you can learn how to make a pretty geometric origami pot or box. This unique popup box is make from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue or scissors required…
Origami Accordion Easter Egg Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Accordion Easter Egg Tutorial
March 27, 2020
These origami easter eggs are made using accordion folds. These origami eggs are a nice springtime ornament, hang them up as decorations.
Origami Christmas Tree Envelope Tutorial & Gift Book via @paper_kawaii
Origami Christmas Tree Envelope Tutorial & Gift Book
December 18, 2019
These easy origami envelopes or pockets are perfect to write Xmas messages or give money, gift cards or even tea. No glue required.
The Super Cute Book Of Kawaii by Marceline Smith Review via @paper_kawaii
The Super Cute Book Of Kawaii by Marceline Smith Review
December 17, 2019
What's in The Super Cute Book Of Kawaii? Find out how you can incorporate kawaii into your life with this adorable handbook on all things cute.
Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial - Accordion Folding via @paper_kawaii
Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial - Accordion Folding
December 3, 2019
How to fold a 3D origami Christmas tree. This origami tree sits inside a pot, decorate with a star on top or other kinds of Xmas decorations.
Origami Pumpkin Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Pumpkin Box Tutorial
October 20, 2019
Make an origami pumpkin box. This Halloween gift box is perfect to put your candy corns in. Made from just 2 sheets of square paper.
2 Sided Origami Pinwheel Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
2 Sided Origami Pinwheel Tutorial
August 18, 2019
How to make a special origami pinwheel with a pinwheel on both sides. It will spin in both directions. Made from 1 sheet of square paper.
Origami Stacking Spice Boxes Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Stacking Spice Boxes Tutorial
August 15, 2019
Learn how to make a set of stackable origami boxes. These square origami boxes are made from 1 sheet of paper, no glue is required.
Origami Honeycomb Box Tutorial - Round Divider via @paper_kawaii
Origami Honeycomb Box Tutorial - Round Divider
July 7, 2019
An origami honeycomb box. Use this 7 to 9 section round origami organiser box to display jewellery, stationery or makeup. No glue required.
Octagonal Origami Gift Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Octagonal Origami Gift Box Tutorial
June 28, 2019
Learn how to make an 8 sided octagonal origami gift box with star lid. Both the lid and box are made with 1 sheet of paper, no glue required.
Origami Hexagonal Gift Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Hexagonal Gift Box Tutorial
June 20, 2019
Learn how to make a 6 sided origami hexagonal gift box. Using 1 sheet of paper for each the box & lid, customise the top of the lid.
Rectangular Origami Box Divider Tutorial - 3 Versions via @paper_kawaii
Rectangular Origami Box Divider Tutorial - 3 Versions
June 15, 2019
Learn how to fold 3 versions of this rectangular origami box divider. Make a divider with 4, 6 or 14 sections. No glue required.
Origami Easter Egg Gift Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Easter Egg Gift Box Tutorial
April 18, 2019
Learn how to fold an origami box in the shape of an egg. This openable origami egg is a great gift box at Easter. Each box made with 1 sheet.
Origami Egg Tutorial for Easter via @paper_kawaii
Origami Egg Tutorial for Easter
April 18, 2019
Make a pretty origami egg decoration for Easter. This origami egg is made with just one sheet of square paper, no glue or cuts required.
Kawaii Origami – Super Cute Origami Projects For Easy Folding Fun via @paper_kawaii
Kawaii Origami – Super Cute Origami Projects For Easy Folding Fun
April 2, 2019
I'm pleased to present my first origami book - 'Kawaii Origami', which includes over 25 cute origami projects ranging from easy to advanced.
Origami Long Tray Tutorial - Box With Handles via @paper_kawaii
Origami Long Tray Tutorial - Box With Handles
March 22, 2019
A long origami tray to keep pens, pencils or other items. This long origami box has handles on either side. It's easy & no glue is needed.
Origami Pokeball Box Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Origami Pokeball Box Tutorial
March 17, 2019
An origami box that looks like a Pokeball on top. This octagonal origami gift box and lid is perfect for Pokemon and Pokemon Go fans.
Magic Origami Spring Toy Tutorial -  Salman Ebrahimi via @paper_kawaii
Magic Origami Spring Toy Tutorial - Salman Ebrahimi
March 6, 2019
Learn how to make a fun magic origami spring toy. This accordion type origami gadget is addictive to play with, impress your friends!
Mini Origami Succulent Plants Tutorial via @paper_kawaii
Mini Origami Succulent Plants Tutorial
February 25, 2019
Learn how to make an origami succulent. Origami plants make perfect gifts, your friends will love them. No cutting or glue required.

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MasonTheWash
MasonTheWash
1 year ago

Honestly, I love the tutorials and want to get into the logistics of origami myself. Taking a course right now and I know the most basic folds now! It’s time to move onto beginner-intermediate folds and I am proud of myself.

Abhay Vaichalkar
Abhay Vaichalkar
3 years ago

Hi Chrissy I am from India. I like your videos

RazanEri
RazanEri
3 years ago

Hi chrissy am from saudi arabia and i love all your videos so much its so cute ?

Laurence
Laurence
4 years ago

Hi Chrissy, greetings from Belgium! I really enjoy this website and learn a lot from you. The way your videos are made suits me very well. No loud comments are good for me, the music is soothing. Thank you very much for sharing all this!

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Hello I have just found your site and think it is very well designed and has really helped me. keep up the good work and hope that your website and channel continue to get support.

Caylee
Caylee
4 years ago

Hi Chrissy! I just discovered your website looking for an origami Pikachu, and I’m so impressed! Your use of paper is genius! I can’t wait to watch more of your tutorials. Thanks for sharing!

Juliana R.
Juliana R.
5 years ago

Chrissy, you’re absolutely beautiful!

Mel
Mel
5 years ago

You are like a role model! XD Awesome job, awesome hobbies… Your blog says “I’m a designer” all over it! Everything is so cute!! Thanks for sharing all the cute tutorials ^__^

Kashleen
Kashleen
5 years ago

On YouTube

Kashleen
Kashleen
5 years ago

Hello! I’m so sorry to disturb you again Chrissy! I wondering when you are going to post the Lotus leave

Kashleen
Kashleen
5 years ago

Hello! I honestly think that you’re the best at origami! So I was just wondering if you could make the leaf part of the lotus flower.??????

Ashley S
Ashley S
5 years ago

Do you have a recommendation as to what kind of paper we buy? I actually stumbled across your site today trying to find the best instructions to make origami roses and I love everything on here 🙂 So I’m looking to order some origami paper online. Any ideas where I can buy some that are affordable and decent quality?

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
5 years ago
Reply to  Ashley S

Hi there, thanks for your comment! I usually buy my paper locally, as online can be unpredictable, for origami roses especially you want paper that’s not too thin and also paper that the colour won’t transfer off of. I like to look at the paper in art and craft shops, if you have some cheap asian shops near you, check those out too. As for online, I like the paper by Djeco, this is my favourite http://discounttoyco.com.au/djeco-origami-100-sheets.html?gclid=CJzO3YDJ-sgCFZclvQodO9IBRg#.Vjv4N4TMCNg

Nancy Akerly
Nancy Akerly
5 years ago

Your origami pull out drawers are just plain brilliant! The way you have linked the two drawers together is so clever – you had me smacking my forehead ‘why didn’t I think of that!’ The drawer pulls to – what a great idea! As always your directions were clear. Even when things are complex, like the pop up book, I so appreciate that you repeated the final book fold. I use you mini modular book instructions often with my students. You are a wonder and an inspiration! Thanks for all you do!
Warmly,
Nancy
Liberty Grove Paper Arts
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
USA

Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
Chrissy - Paper Kawaii
5 years ago
Reply to  Nancy Akerly

Thanks for your lovely comment! ? I like to hear about people using the instructions to teach others 🙂

flyingflames13
flyingflames13
6 years ago

Made your book

10/10 would get confused again.

Shanequa
Shanequa
7 years ago

I love this website I actual lay bursts on the inside when I shaw it pweassssse keep on trudging along cause this website rocks

Shanequa
Shanequa
7 years ago
Reply to  Shanequa

Sorry I was so excited I didn’t spell some things right

Debbie (Bee)
Debbie (Bee)
7 years ago

Hey Chrissy,
Hope to see more new videos soon ^ o^

I’ve liked paper kawaii on Facebook :3
New post on ♡ Unicorn Sanctuary ♡

Julia
Julia
7 years ago

Hey, I saw you weren’t posting anymore.
I love your work and I really want to make more things of origami.
Please make another video ? 🙂
x Julia

Chrissy Pk
Chrissy Pk
7 years ago
Reply to  Julia

Aw that’s so sweet ☺ I have a lot of ideas for videos and I hope to make more soon, just been busy with work! ☹ Thanks for the encouragement, I have not stopped! 😀
x

cy
cy
7 years ago

Your really good at making things! could you do a bookshelf for he mini modular origami book?

PaperKawaii - Chrissy
PaperKawaii - Chrissy
7 years ago
Reply to  cy

Thanks! Yes I have already made one, I just have to film and edit the video for it.. should be up in the next couple of weeks ☺ 😀

seoulsoul
seoulsoul
7 years ago

Hi, I found out about Paperkawaii a couple years ago and I just loved those ideas, and I still love them now. I just have a question, where do you get your origami paper? I’m Korean and when my dad visits there, he buys tons of paper for me. I’m assuming that Australia has stores with origami paper? I would be more than happy if you answered my question. Thanks!

PaperKawaii - Chrissy
PaperKawaii - Chrissy
7 years ago
Reply to  seoulsoul

Hi! I wish I could get some Korean paper! You can find ‘ok’ quality paper in Australia in shops like Kmart or privately owned stationary shops, usually I use whatever paper and cut it to square as sometimes square paper is not quite square! For the Japanese paper there is a shop called Daiso which sometimes has origami paper, and in Sydney there are few Japanese $2.50 or $3.50 shops that have very nice cute paper. But I do sometimes order paper from ebay ☺
Hope that answers your question!!!

errido
errido
7 years ago

Hi, I found your videos on youtube annd I loved them. Very cute and novel indeed. I have been wondering, though, where do you get the origami paper? The nice and fancier ones 😛 or simply the ones that are made of solid color and not cheap quality. Thank you so much!

PaperKawaii - Chrissy
PaperKawaii - Chrissy
7 years ago
Reply to  errido

Hi!

Thanks, I’m glad you like them ☺

Yes it can be hard to find good origami paper. I have found good paper at shops like k-mart, the reject shop, asian stores (2.50 yen stores), Daiso, Target, Officeworks…

Try and find an art supply store, they often have nice paper, otherwise online I have bought from amazon.com and also ebay.com

I sometimes use gift wrap paper, comic book paper, music score paper, coloured printer paper and wallpaper.

Hope that helps!