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


The folded corner is a monthly online article featuring origami reviews, tutorials, giveaways, community photos, free printable origami paper, coupons/special offers and more! – For more info on how The Folded Corner started, refer back to the first issue.


Today is Origami Day! (11 November), Origami Day coincides with Remembrance Day (Anzac Day in Australia).

Thanksgiving is on the 22nd November – I’m planning to make a little origami turkey (even though I’m not in America!). 

What’s happened to me this month – I haven’t posted as much as I’d like to due to various obstacles and inconveniences. I have a little announcement to make next month, so keep an eye out for that. 

I hope you enjoy reading through! 

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This months freebie is printable wrapping paper! The pattern is geometric crystals. You can print it onto white or colored paper and wrap small gifts (or larger if you have access to a large printer).

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.


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where to buy

Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse is available in many book shops, or buy online.

Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse has a really nice selection of origami boxes for you to fold. 30 origami boxes in total. 

Tomoko Fuse is extremely well known for her expertise in origami. The book is divided into three different sections. The first part has origami boxes created using a single sheet of square paper. Part two contains boxes made from multiple sheets of square paper. Finally, part three has origami boxes created with multiple sheets of rectangular paper.

The diagrams are easy to follow and the quality of the book is nice. The pages are thick with full colour diagrams and photos. 

There are some text instructions accompanying the diagrams but not all. Personally I would rate the difficulty level of the boxes as simple to intermediate. Anyone can follow along and make the boxes, so long as you have some time and patience.

The box I folded (photo below) is called the ‘Barrel Shaped Box/Lid’. I have never seen an origami box in this shape before. I used standard 15 x 15 cm paper as suggested in the book. The box ended up to be quite large, it would have been better to use thicker paper, but the box itself was quite easy to make with no problems. 

This awesome book of origami boxes is a great addition to everyone’s origami book collection!

2. Origami Flowers Kit by Michael G. LaFosse

Origami Flowers Kit by Michael G. LaFosse has a really nice selection of origami flowers designed by Michael G. LaFosse and other origami designers including: Gay Merrill Gross, Christine Clement and a few traditional designs. 

Daises, lilies and lotus flowers are just a few of the flowers you can create with this origami kit. The flowers are perfect for the origami beginner, or for the advanced folder looking to customize their projects and expand their skills, Origami Flowers Kit includes everything needed to get started.

All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit has double sided colours and patterns so you can start folding straight away! 

The origami kit contains:

  • 2 full-color, 32-page booklets with 41 projects
  • 98 sheets of durable authentic 6 x 6 inch origami paper

where to buy

Origami Flowers Kit by Michael G. LaFosse is available to buy online.

3. Origami Animals by David Woodroffe

‘The Complete Book Of’ Origami Animals by David Woodroffe has been part of my little origami book collection for years. The best thing about this book is its layout. I really appreciate the simplicity and clarity of the diagrams. 

With most if not all of the models being easy enough for kids aged 5+ to fold, this book is a very good gift to give to kids who have never folded any origami animals before.   The book has 40 origami models included. My only quip with this book is that apart from some short back story on a few of the pages, the designer of each model is not clearly labeled and nor are the traditional models.

The diagrams in this book are huge! Big enough that you could teach a small class of children and hold up the book for them to see each step as you go. I had absolutely no trouble folding the swan (in the photo)!

Each step of the diagram has accompanying text that is useful especially for kids. This book reminds me of the tiny little thin origami books you find at school. It is the perfect ‘first origami book’ in my opinion. 

where to buy

Origami Animals by David Woodroffe is available in some book shops, or buy online.


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Whilst flipping through this book, I thought it would make the perfect Xmas present!

A lucky winner will be sent a copy of Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Boxes! You can check above for my short review of this lovely book.

This giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted 🙂


Some new origami paper I picked up this month!

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This month I’m reviewing three packs, two are from Daiso and the third is from Tuttle. 

1. Daiso ‘KRAFT Chiyogami Paper – Double Sided Dots & Border’ 80 sheets, double sided.  I really like this paper, I’m a big stripe and dot fan. The paper is thicker than usual and has a rough feel. The patterns on each side match but are the reverse color combination. I would love this paper even more if there were more colors.

2. Daiso ‘Bold & Beautiful Colors’ 50 sheets, white on one side. This is such amazing quality paper, it’s a shame that there is only 1 sheet of each color. Here is Australia the pack is about $3, which is still quite cheap. Very strong colors but the paper is thicker than the usual thin cheap origami paper. I will purchase more packs.

3. Tuttle ‘Cherry Blossoms’ 200 sheets, double sided. This origami paper, covered in cherry blossom patterns is really nice too. The paper is standard thickness, the back of the paper has a color, the color on the back varies but they are all quite muted dark colors. Personally I prefer this kind of patterned paper to have white on the back. The paper is good quality and matt, the patterned side doesn’t transfer. 

The photos below were not color corrected or saturated at all.

Tuttle Cherry Blossom Origami Paper

Daiso bold color origami paper

Daiso kraft origami paper

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The Folded Corner – Issue No.3 November 2018 via @paper_kawaii
The Folded Corner – Issue No.3 November 2018 via @paper_kawaii

Origami boxes featured here all have tutorials:
Two Section Origami Box (using square paper).
Triangular Gift Box (variation of handle)
Pop Up Frame Box (tall version)

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folds from around the web

Here are three recent origami projects & articles I came across lately!

Origami Spinners

Teacher/Photo: José Meeusen


Designer: Kenneth Kawamura
Photo/Teacher: Jo Nakashima

Playing Card & Chess Themed Origami

Read about various origami chess sets and playing cards at

Monthly Origami Challenge

Each month, 3 new origami CHALLENGES will be presented, fold 1 or more of these origami models & submit Your photos!

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

NOVEMBER 2018 challenges:

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1️⃣ An Origami Animal – That you love!
This origami animal can be a model you enjoy folding or represents an animal you love. (Include the model’s name & designer in your photo)

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2️⃣ Origami Compass Rose Star (Paper Kawaii)
Difficulty: Intermediate

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3️⃣ Origami Maneki Neko (Jo Nakashima)
Difficulty: Intermediate-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, suggest on Facbeook/Discord 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. 

shop / diagrams

Origami Hinged Prism Box Diagram

The origami hinged prism gift box is easy to make, made with 2 sheets of rectangular paper, no glue required.

Origami Secret Stepper Box Diagram

The origami secret stepper box is easy to make, made with 4-5 sheets of paper.

LEARNIGAMI Modular origami boxes

More than 25 diagrams showing you how to make a selection of origami boxes. 

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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coupons & offers

Tuttle Paper @ New South Books Australia


Get 20% off Tuttle origami paper at New South Books. Valid within Australia & New Zealand only. 

Use Code KAWAII20

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 third 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.

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Kim Naumann
Kim Naumann

I’ve never tried this so I’d start out with making the little gift boxes and work my way up to the deer. Looks fun!

Nikki D.
Nikki D.

I can’t wait to try one. Thanks for the chance.

Kelly Woods
Kelly Woods

This is to cool. Thank you for sharing

Ae Minx
Ae Minx

The boxes are amazing! I’m not sure if I could actually make one. My son would love this though, he’s been very into origami this year.


I always love folding the boxes! They look amazing and are perfect for gifts

Meyling Lim
Meyling Lim

i loved the books that are featured here. origami(s) that i enjoy folding the most would be miniature things, i just find it so cute.

Theresa Tan
Theresa Tan

Hello love following you on insta…I love that Tomoko Fuse’s book can be used by anyone and that one can be challenged further by using multiple paper. For me folding paper is like baking…making sure that each step is carefully followed to ensure the perfect creation! I love paper folding as it helps me to be mindful and calm…as a kid I would spend hours folding paper…my grandma taught me how to paper fold..a boat with a canopy was my first.


I totally need a new origami book.


i’d Love to try the models in this book!


Looks like a fabulous book! Please enter me into the giveaway.

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