All photographs, diagrams, videos, and text content on Paper Kawaii is the property of Paper Kawaii, unless otherwise stated. Any modifications, including the illegal removal of watermarks, logos or other information is not allowed. Any copyright infringements will be reported to the relevant authorities.
If you are here because you are considering stealing, re-uploading videos to YouTube, taking the photos from Paper Kawaii, or profiting from the sale of stock photos which feature origami models belonging to Paper Kawaii, don’t.
Do not take photographs of any models which are designed by Paper Kawaii and then upload them as stock images.
Permission to profit from photos of Paper Kawaii’s designs is not granted to anyone unless permission is gained.
These photos will be reported and you risk loosing your stock photo account. Origami designs are protected by copyright law. (This does not apply to traditional designs.)
ORIGAMI DESIGNS ON THIS WEBSITE
Throughout this website you will see ‘Design: (person’s name)’. If the design is Paper Kawaii, this means that the design belongs to Paper Kawaii.
If you have found this design yourself too, *feel free to say you have discovered it, but mention who else has also discovered the model first (and get permission before making any tutorial or diagram).
When someone comes up with a model themselves, even a relatively simple design, the folding process will be different, if it’s exactly the same, then it’s probably been learnt from the original tutorial. If you want to deceive others and yourself that changing one step from someone else design makes it yours, you should really re-consider your path in life.
* this information is just for Paper Kawaii’s models, not other designers/creators models.
GETTING PERMISSION TO RE-CREATE TUTORIALS
Please email us here if you would like to re-create any of the origami tutorials on Paper Kawaii or for any use of the content including diagrams or photographs. Please make sure you get permission.
It is not appreciated when people create tutorials of copyright protected designs especially when no credit is given. Any videos that are re-uploaded will receive copyright strikes on YouTube and your account will be left in bad standing if not shut down completely.
If you want to re-create one of Paper Kawaii’s tutorials, this only means one of two things, either the tutorial is old and you’d like to improve on it, or secondly, you wish to profit from the design. If it’s the latter, please don’t bother, just come up with a design of your own.
Building upon/ model variations
Mentioning the origin of your modification is not only appreciated and honest, it lets others do the same and spreads origami more freely world-wide. Your modification should have very noticeable differences in the final result and the process. Changing one step is obviously not enough.
SELLING ORIGAMI MODELS IN YOUR ONLINE/MARKET/SHOP
The best effort has been made to correctly credit the original designer of every origami model mentioned/featured on this website, however it’s very possible that some information is not correct, in which case we’d very much appreciate corrections and feedback.
If you are the designer of any model on this website and you wish the content to be changed or updated, please email us here.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, for more information on origami copyright, please see Origami USA’s website which has extensive (if not a bit confusing) copyright info. Sara Adams also wrote a very good article about getting permission and why you should not because of copyright but because it’s the right thing to do.
Who is Paper Kawaii?
Learn how to 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, no glue required.
Yume Twins is a monthly subscription box featuring cute and kawaii items from Japan. They sent me one of their boxes to review and giveaway!
Learn 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, no glue or cutting required.
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. Makes a great gift box or useful organisation for stationery or jewellery.
Read reviews of Super Cute Origami by Yuki Martin, Japanese Paper Flowers by Hiromi Yamazaki, Origami Galaxy For Kids by Rita Foelker and more!
Learn how to make an origami honeycomb box. This 7 to 9 section, round origami organiser box is great to display items such as jewellery, stationery or makeup.
This tutorial will teach you how to make an 8 sided octagonal origami gift box. Both the lid and box are made with 1 sheet of paper, no glue required.
This tutorial will teach you how to make a six sided hexagonal origami gift box. Using one sheet of paper for each the box and lid. You can customise the top of the lid in many ways too.
Learn how to fold 3 types of dividers for a rectangular box or tray. Make a divider with 4, 6 or 14 sections! No glue required.
Learn how to fold a pretty origami box in the shape of an egg. This openable origami egg makes a perfect gift box at Easter. It can also be a dragon egg, or other oval container.
Learn how to 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.
I’m pleased to present my first origami book – ‘Kawaii Origami’, which includes over 25 cute origami projects ranging from easy to advanced.