All About 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.
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Who Runs Paper Kawaii?
Hi 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 many 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.)
Q: Where are you from / 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.
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!
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.
Hi Chrissy I am from India. I like your videos
Hi chrissy am from saudi arabia and i love all your videos so much its so cute ?
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!
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.
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!
Hi Caylee, I’m glad you like it :3 Thanks for you lovely comment 😀
Chrissy, you’re absolutely beautiful!
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 ^__^
Hello! I’m so sorry to disturb you again Chrissy! I wondering when you are going to post the Lotus leave
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.??????
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?
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
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!
Liberty Grove Paper Arts
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
Thanks for your lovely comment! ? I like to hear about people using the instructions to teach others 🙂
Made your book
10/10 would get confused again.
I love this website I actual lay bursts on the inside when I shaw it pweassssse keep on trudging along cause this website rocks
Sorry I was so excited I didn’t spell some things right
Hope to see more new videos soon ^ o^
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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 ? 🙂
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! 😀
Your really good at making things! could you do a bookshelf for he mini modular origami book?
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 ☺ 😀
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!
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!!!
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!
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!