Hello and welcome to the very first issue of The Folded Corner!
My name is Chrissy, I’m the person behind Paper Kawaii.

Why The Folded Corner? Up until now, Paper Kawaii has been a paper craft and tutorial only website, with a few reviews along the way. I have always wanted to include more reviews and also giveaways. However previously, I have felt that my reviews are quite short and not worth making an entire post about! When they are collected together in an online magazine format, it makes more sense to me.

The name ‘The Folded Corner‘ was suggested by one of my readers. I liked it because ‘Folded’ = origami. ‘Corner’ because many people fold the corner of a page in a book they are reading to mark the spot (they should just make a bookmark!). Corner – also because this is a little corner of the internet! Perhaps the name meaning did not need explaining, I’m sure you get the idea!


The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more!

Want to submit an idea or suggest a specific item? Please see the bottom of the page for contact info and more information on how you can contribute to The Folded Corner.

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September Freebie!

Fall is just around the corner for lot’s of you guys! Here is a free pack of 10 printable origami papers covered in little fans, leaves & sakura flowers.

Table Of Contents

book Reviews

In each issue of The Folded Corner, there will be up to 5 book reviews, any book recommendations are welcome, please see the bottom of the page to leave a comment or send a message. All books are either sent by companies or authors for free or these books are part of my collection.

1. Origami Fish and other sea creatures by Nick Robinson

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Origami Fish and Other Sea Creatures Kit presents this collection of 20 fishy designs by some of the world’s most famous origami artists, including: Robert Lang, John Montroll, Marc Kirschenbaum, Steven Palmer, Rob Snyder, Viviane Berty, and more.

The book’s diagrams and instructions are accompanied by online step-by-step videos and are detailed enough to guide even origami beginners to create a virtual aquarium full of beautiful paper fish.

This origami boxed kit also contains 60 two-sided sheets of colourful patterned origami papers.

I especially enjoyed the ‘banded angel fish’ (pictured), it’s one of the more challenging origami fish included. The diagram was easy to follow, but it still took me some unfolding and re-folding to understand what I had folded in the wrong place.

The origami paper included is perfect for the fish as some of them have pretty scale patterns. All of the papers have a pattern on one side and a solid colour on the other side. They are not shiny and are 17 x 17 cm.

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The Folded Corner - Issue No.1 September 2018 via @paper_kawaii

where to buy

Origami Fish & Other Sea Creatures by Nick Robinson is available in many book shops, or buy online.


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Everyone Can Learn Origami is a wonderful reference book for origami beginners. The book contains over 80 origami models. Almost all of the origami models are traditional. The instructions are very clear, with text descriptions of each step.

The origami models are separated into four sections: basics, which covers all of the origami folding techniques and ‘base folds’, beginner, which focuses on the very simple origami models, then goes on to easy, intermediate, challenging and difficult. This makes it easy to simply start at the beginning and work your way through one by one..

I feel like this book would be especially great for people who would like to design their own models one day, as this book demonstrates various techniques for many different kinds of model which will help in the process of creating your own origami designs.

Peter Saydak is the person behind Origami.Me, which is a popular origami blog and reference website.
For a full list of models and more information from, click here.

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The Folded Corner - Issue No.1 September 2018 via @paper_kawaii

where to buy

Everyone Can Learn Origami by Peter Saydak is only available to buy online.

3. Complete origami kit by tuttle publishing

This easy origami kit includes everything you need to create a wide assortment of origami! It contains clear and easy-to-follow instructions for creating 30 traditional origami models.

Also included are 96 sheets origami folding paper plus two sheets of gold metallic paper.

This origami kit makes a great gift for kids and those who enjoy very simple origami.

September GIVEAWAY

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CuTe Blippo Giveaway kindly created a special one off giveaway collection just for The Folded Corner readers! The collection included:

The giveaway has now ended and the winner has been contacted 🙂

The photos above feature the Hello Kitty pencil case and the DIY cross stitch pencil case. I have never done any cross stitch before! I think it turned out ok considering! The Hello Kitty case has 3 sections with one having a super handy multiplication table! I really could have used that when I was at school. The winner will have the choice of which origami lucky star paper they’d like, which one do you like best?

folds from around the web

Here are three recent origami projects posted in the last few months!

origami monkey head

Designer: Robin Glynn
Folder: Sara Adams

Origami Penguins

Designer: Anna Turner
Folder: Leyla Torres


Designer & Folder: David Brill
Photo: David Brill

Monthly Origami Challenge

Each month, 3 new origami models will be presented, you can fold one or more of these origami models and submit photos in the comments of this post!

Alternatively post your photo on facebook or instagram with the hashtag #thefoldedcorner or join the Discord community chat and post there.
Each month, depending on how many photos are submitted, a selection will be featured in the new issue of The Folded Corner.

September 2018 challenge models:

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1️⃣ Simple Flower (Joost Langeveld)
Difficulty: Simple
Photo Instructions:

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2️⃣ Fancy Origami Chinese Dish (Traditional)
Difficulty: Intermediate

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3️⃣ ORIGAMI PHOENIX (Jo Nakashima)
Difficulty: Advanced

If you have a specific origami model you’d like to see as part of The Folded Corner’s Monthly Origami Challenge, please feel free to suggest it in the comments of this post or send us an email.

❗️NOTE: The origami models MUST list the designer of the model, the instructions/diagram/video MUST have been created by or with the original creators permission. NO origami book scans please. ? 

shop / diagrams

All diagrams in the shop are $1. More coming soon!

origami prism box diagram

origami stepper box diagram

origami diamond diagram

origami flip top box diagram

recent tutorials

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2 Sided Origami Pinwheel Tutorial

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.

read more
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Origami Stacking Spice Boxes Tutorial

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 more
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Origami Honeycomb Box Tutorial

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.

read more
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Octagonal Origami Box Tutorial

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.

read more
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Origami Hexagonal Gift Box Tutorial

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.

read more

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coupons & offers

Get 10% off your order by using the code KAWAIILOVE at checkout.

subscriber discount

When you subscribe to the Paper Kawaii newsletter, you will receive some coupons for the shop.

Learnigami – 50% off
All Origami Paper Pack – 50% off
Printable Paper Gems – 20% off


Written by Chrissy Pk

We hope you enjoyed the first instalment of The Folded Corner! We are always very happy to receive any feedback, suggestions or corrections. Please leave a comment below, or use the email form next to this text to send a message to us. We are looking for occasional guest posters for The Folded Corner, so if you are interested we would love to hear from you as well.

If you would like your origami, paper craft or related product presented or reviewed, please contact us.

Disclaimer: This article was not sponsored. Some of the links included on this page are affiliate links.

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Your art and creations are the best! I just love it!


I love the sakura petal and fan paper they’re so cute


I love your tutorials. They’re so easy to follow x


Thank you for sharing methods of doing hard origami in an easy step by step way!? You do very beautiful and unique origami. In the future, it would be nice if you could do some origami of clothes please. I love your videos, keep it up!


Your all work, models and tutorials are so impressive.

You help Origami – Paper folding art to spread throughout unknown world to this art.

Many people around the globe, have started to fold and take interest in this art form ,because of you.

Keep doing such great task.


I love your work so much I love that some of the diagrams are free


This gift was a very nice and I think i will gift my smol sister in her birthday ??✌️


For most if not all of my life, I have always loved crafting, and origami has been one of my personal favorites for years.


Thanks for the chance. May luck be with me.


I love your tutorials❤❤❤


Love your tutorials! ?


Love all and Follow along with all your videos????

#QueenOfOrigami ????

Love you so much??


I really love following these tutorials,I’ve given my friends and family many cute presents all thanks to this site! ♡


Thanks to you I learned so much about origami ???


Your origami are kawaii! <3 And the stuff from Blippo is kawaii too.

Ana Lydia Reis de Castro e Silva

Thanks for the opportunity!! Love every thing around here!!


The stationaries are so cute and your creations are always so fun to make !

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