Origami Photo Tutorials via @paper_kawaii

Over the years I created quite a lot of origami photo tutorials. Some are stills taken from video, others are photographed specifically as photo tutorials. Eventually more will be added as they become available.

Origami Animals

Butterfly

Learn how to fold an easy traditional origami butterfly! It’s very easy to make this butterfly, just follow this simple step by step photo tutorial.

Crow

A traditional origami crow, or other perching bird with this step by step Photo tutorial & video tutorial available. A traditional origami crow, or other perching bird.

Dog Face

This super simple origami dog head has only 6 steps! Follow this easy step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make it!

Elephant

This origami elephant is made from 1 square sheet of paper, no glue or cutting required. This step by step photo tutorial is easy to follow. A video tutorial is also available here.

Fish

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make this cute origami fish! It’s easy to make from 1 sheet of square paper.

Flapping Bird

Learn how to make a fun origami flapping bird. This traditional origami bird toy flaps it’s wings! Made from 1 sheet of square paper.

Jumping Frog

Learn how to make a traditional origami jumping frog toy! This step by step photo tutorial is simple and easy to follow!

Mouse

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to make a traditional origami mouse.

Peace Dove

This origami peace dove is fun and easy to make. Use this origami dove to decorate greetings cards or hang them up as pretty decorations.

Pigeon

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to fold a traditional origami pigeon! Made from 1 sheet of square paper, no glue or cutting required.

Swan

Follow this easy step by step photo tutorial on how to make a traditional origami swan!

Turkey

This step by step photo tutorial will teach you how to fold a traditional origami Turkey perfect for thanksgiving!

Turtle

A step by step photo tutorial for the traditional origami turtle!

Whale

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an easy traditional origami whale or fish.

Origami boxes

Box With Flaps

A traditional origami box with flaps on each side. This useful box only takes a few minutes to make. Make it using 1 sheet of square paper.

Cake Slice Box

An intermediate level origami box in the shape of a cake slice, pie or pizza slice. Follow this step by step photo tutorial or watch the video tutorial.

Candy Box

This origami ‘candy box’ is a great traditional origami model. It’s easy to make from 1 sheet of square paper.

Candy Box – Clean Version

This is a step by step photo tutorial of the traditional origami tapered box or ‘candy box’. This version is cleaner than the original, as it has minimal extra creases.

Candy Box – Modular

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple modular origami candy box is very easy to make using three sheets of square paper.

Crown Box

Follow this easy, step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami crown box. Made from 1 sheet of square paper.

Deep Rectangular Box

Learn how to fold a traditional rectangular origami box. It’s a quick and easy way to organise your drawers. Step by step photo tutorial.

Easter Basket

Learn how to fold a traditional origami Easter basket with a handle! This is an easy to follow step by step photo tutorial.

Envelope Box

This traditional origami ‘envelope’ opens to become a box, great to give small items like jewellery or notes. Easy to follow step by step photo tutorial.

Fox Box

Learn how to make a unique geometric origami box made with 3 sheets of square paper. Easy to make! Follow this step by step photo tutorial or watch a video tutorial.

Japanese Envelope Box

This pretty traditional Japanese box pops up from a flat envelope. Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make it. A video tutorial is also available.

Lazy Susan

This traditional origami lazy susan is a very unique round shaped box with 5 sections. It’s made with 1 sheet of square paper.

Masu Box

Learn how to make an easy origami box. The traditional Masu box is possibly the easiest and best origami box to start off with!

Masu Box – Star Variation

Learn how to fold a variation of a traditional origami masu box, this one has all four corners as flaps making it look like a star. A step by step photo tutorial and video tutorial are available.

Masu Box Divider

The Masu Box divider is easy and very useful. Follow this step by step photo tutorial. A video tutorial is also available.

Masu Box Frame Lid

A masu box lid that can be used as a little frame. This is a variation of the traditional origami masu box.

Masu Box Gem Lid

A masu box variation to use as a lid, this one looks like a gem stone.

Octahedron Box / Decoration

This cool origami decoration can also be used as a box! You can make this from a long rectangular shaped sheet of paper. Pretty easy to make it!

Open Box

This easy traditional origami ‘open’ box looks like a freshly opened package.

Pencil Box

This origami pencil box has a hinged lid. It’s perfect to keep pens, pencils and other stationery items in. A photo tutorial and video tutorial is available.

Rectangular Box

A simple shallow origami box or tray made from 1 sheet of square paper. Easy to follow step by step photo tutorial.

Rectangular Box – Long

This traditional rectangular origami box is very useful if you’re in a rush. It makes a great gift box too.

Sanbo Box

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami ‘sanbo’ box. It’s easy to make.

Shallow Masu Box

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to make a simple shallow origami box, great to use as a lid as well. Makes a nice stylish gift box.

Star Box

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami star box. This traditional origami box looks like a star and is made with 1 sheet of square paper.

Twisted Box

A traditional Japanese origami box with a twisted look. This easy origami box is made from 1 sheet of rectangular paper.

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Origami boats

Boat Dish

This traditional origami boat is great to use as a simple serving dish or display your jewellery in.

Boat With 2 Sails

A cute traditional origami boat with two sails. It’s easy and fun to make.

Long Boat Dish

Learn how to make an easy long origami boat dish! Follow this step by step photo tutorial. This traditional origami boat looks like a canoe and makes a great dish to keep pens and pencils.

Sailboat

A traditional origami sailboat, you can float these on water. These origami boats have been around for hundreds of years.

Ship / Boat

Follow this easy, step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple origami sailing ship or boat.

Tea Plate

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami tea plate. This boat shaped dish is easy to make and is perfect for displaying your special items.

Origami decorations

Accordion Cover

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami accordion pot cover.

Bow / Ribbon

A cute origami bow to decorate your origami boxes. Easy to make from one strip of paper.

Bow Tie

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple origami bow tie. This cute bow is great to decorate many paper crafts.

Inflatable Star

Learn how to make a cool inflatable origami star! Step by step photo tutorial and a video is available.

Lantern

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami lantern decoration.

Octahedron Box / Decoration

This cool origami decoration can also be used as a box! You can make this from a long rectangular shaped sheet of paper. Pretty easy to make it!

Photo Frame Corners

Photo tutorial on how to make useful little triangle corners that can hold photos of any dimension in a row or by themselves.

Quilt

Learn how to make a traditional origami square model, place them together to make a pretty and unique piece of origami art you can display in a frame.

Spinning Top Toy

Learn how to make a fun origami spinning top or ‘blow top’ toy. This modular origami toy is designed by Robert E Neale.

Origami bowls & dishes

6 Point Star Dish

Learn how to fold a pretty 6 sided origami star dish made from a hexagon.

Boat Dish

This traditional origami boat is great to use as a simple serving dish or display your jewellery in.

Star Bowl

Learn how to make a pretty origami star bowl. Follow this step by step photo tutorial, a video tutorial is also available.

Tea Plate

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami tea plate. This boat shaped dish is easy to make and is perfect for displaying your special items.

Origami envelopes & tatos

Basic Envelope

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami envelope. It’s super easy to make!

Envelope Box

This traditional origami ‘envelope’ opens to become a box, great to give small items like jewellery or notes. Easy to follow step by step photo tutorial.

Envelope Wallet

Follow this simple step by step diagram to learn how to make a traditional origami envelope wallet. It’s super easy to make!

Japanese Envelope Box

This pretty traditional Japanese box pops up from a flat envelope. Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make it. A video tutorial is also available.

Paper Pocket

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami pocket to keep origami paper in, or use as an envelope!

Tato – Pinwheel

Learn how to fold a traditional origami ‘tato’ or coin pouch with a pinwheel on the front. Step by step photo tutorial.

Tato – Small Square

Learn how to fold the traditional origami ‘tato’ or coin purse, this one has a small square in the middle.

Useful Envelope

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a useful origami envelope. This actually looks and acts like a real envelope to send letters in.

Origami flowers

8 Petal Lotus Flower

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a an 8 leaf modular origami lotus flower (and leaves).

Camellia Flower

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami camellia flower!

Lily Flower

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami lily flower.

Lotus Flower

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami lotus flower!

Lotus Flower Leaf

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a leaf for the traditional origami lotus flower!

Simple Flower

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami lily flower.

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Origami food

Ice Cream

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a super simple origami ice-cream that you can decorate greetings cards and other diy projects with.

Inflatable Apple

A modification of a traditional origami water bomb. This origami apple is made from a pentagon.

Strawberry

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a cute origami strawberry! Video tutorial and printable paper is available too!

Origami hearts

Heart Bookmark

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a cute origami heart bookmark! These easy origami bookmarks make great gifts for friends and family.

Heart Letterfold

A step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami heart letterfold – perfect to use as a love note or make a heart necklace!

Money Heart

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami heart from a dollar bill! These pretty paper hearts can hold a coin too. You can also make them from other types of paper.

Puffy Heart

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami puffy heart designed by Gay Merril Gross.

Thin Heart

Follow this simple step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a thin origami heart! These slim paper hearts can be used as greetings cards or bookmarks! They make great gifts for friends and family.

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Origami letterfolds

Heart Letterfold

A step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami heart letterfold – perfect to use as a love note or make a heart necklace!

Hexagonal Letterfold

A nifty hexagonal origami letterfold made with 1 sheet of rectangular paper. It’s easy to make following this step by step photo tutorial.

Love Knot Letterfold

A traditional origami love knot letterfold. Fold your note up and give to a friend, or secure it on a branch to make a wish at tanabata.

Rectangular Letterfold

A traditional origami ‘letterfold’ great to fold a note and pass to your friend in school!

Square Letterfold

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple traditional origami letterfold made with rectangular paper.

Origami stars

5 Point Star

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple five sided origami star using a single sheet of square paper.

6 Point Star Dish

Learn how to fold a pretty 6 sided origami star dish made from a hexagon.

Inflatable Star

Learn how to make a cool inflatable origami star! Step by step photo tutorial and a video is available.

Ninja Star

Learn how to fold the traditional origami ninja star with this step by step photo tutorial. A modular origami star. Easy to make!

Star Bowl

Learn how to make a pretty origami star bowl. Follow this step by step photo tutorial, a video tutorial is also available.

Star Box

Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami star box. This traditional origami box looks like a star and is made with 1 sheet of square paper.

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Origami wallets / bags

Envelope Wallet

Follow this simple step by step diagram to learn how to make a traditional origami envelope wallet. It’s super easy to make!

Handbag

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a cute traditional origami purse, great for a dolls handbag!

Purse

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make an origami purse that you can actually use.

Wallet – Short

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a variation of a traditional origami wallet.

Wallet – Tall

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a traditional origami wallet. Easy to make.

Origami napkin folds

Chopstick Holder Fish

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional napkin fold, can be used to present chopsticks or cutlery.

Lotus Napkin

Follow this photo tutorial to learn a modification of the traditional origami lotus flower made with a cloth or paper napkin.

Napkin Fan

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional origami standing fan, great with napkins.

Rose Napkin

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a pretty rose with a cloth (or paper) napkin, quick and easy to do.

Swan Napkin

Follow this photo tutorial to learn a modification of the traditional origami swan, made with a napkin.

Origami Toys

Finger Puppets

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make an origami finger puppet. You can turn these puppets into a cat, fox, dog, bear, rabbit and more!

Flapping Bird

Learn how to make a fun origami flapping bird. This traditional origami bird toy flaps it’s wings! Made from 1 sheet of square paper.

Fortune Teller

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a traditional origami fortune teller and how to use it. Also use upside-down to serve snacks!

Jumping Frog

Learn how to make a traditional origami jumping frog toy! This step by step photo tutorial is simple and easy to follow!

Menko Cards

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make traditional origami Menko Cards, which you can play a fun game with.

Naughts & Crosses Game

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make an easy naughts and crosses game for kids! Also called Tic-tac-toe!

Pinwheel

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a traditional origami pinwheel and how to make one that spins.

Samurai Hat

Follow this step by step photo tutorial on how to make a traditional origami samurai helmet, made with square paper.

Spinning Top Toy

Learn how to make a fun origami spinning top or ‘blow top’ toy. This modular origami toy is designed by Robert E Neale.

Water Balloon

Learn how to fold the traditional origami water bomb! Great to string up or make little presents by wrapping with ribbon. Step by step photo tutorial.

miscellaneous Origami

Bracelet

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional modular origami bracelet. This method of slotting origami modules together is very easy and fun!

Christmas Tree

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make an easy origami tree. Can be stuck to a card for Christmas.

Dollar Shirt

Learn how to fold a cool traditional origami shirt from a dollar note. Follow the step by step photo tutorial.

Earrings

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make some pretty little origami squares, make them into earrings, easy to make.

Fir Tree

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a simple traditional origami fir tree, great for Christmas.

Hexagon From A Square

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to get a hexagonal sheet of paper starting with rectangular paper. Useful for many different origami models.

House

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional and easy origami house.

Kimono

Learn how to fold a pretty traditional origami kimono decoration. Follow the step by step photo tutorial.

Kirigami Snowflake

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a pretty snowflake from a square sheet of paper that you fold into a hexagon first.

Pentagon From A Square

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a pentagon shape with a square sheet of paper. A pentagon is used in many different types of origami models.

Sonobe Units

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make Sonobe units which can be attached together to form boxes and other geometric shapes.

Sumo Wrestler

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make a traditional and easy origami sumo wrestler.

Witches Hat

Follow this photo tutorial to learn how to make an origami witches hat made with 1 piece of pentagon shaped paper.