This is a question I constantly get asked on youtube. I would love to reply with a link and say “This is where I get origami paper from”.
But honestly I get paper from all over the place, if I go to a shop – any shop – I’m on the lookout for paper that can be used for origami, I always thoroughly inspect craft supply sections.
Recently I have been asked to stop using paper that is the same colour on both sides for my tutorials, but the thing is, two coloured paper is like gold, it’s rare, expensive and dare I say ugly! I prefer softer paper over harsh crinkly ‘origami paper’ any day. With double sided origami paper, sometimes the colour can been seen from the back, and the same with patterned paper with a white side.
You can download and print out some pretty origami paper from my online shop which has many free printable origami papers.
Lately I have been really enjoying a select few origami papers that I ordered on Amazon. You can see these paper are especially good for use in tutorials as you can see the creases clearly and each side is a different colour or there is a white side. The Aitoh 500 pack is the best value for money and is my favourite.
These are the ones that I bought:
Djeco origami paper (the paper in the photo at the top), which can be found here, or here. It might be hard to get, this patterned paper is so awesome, I love it. The thickness is perfect.
Tuttle origami paper packs, they have a huge range of patterned, two coloured and solid coloured paper available. Their patterned paper has a nice sheen to it, and is not cheap and flimsy like some.
Daiso also sells cute origami paper if you’re lucky enough to have one near you. Some countries have Tiger stores, which sell some too. Daiso has an Amazon shop, but they don’t ship to all countries.
Here are some double sided origami papers, these have a different colour on each side.
The other brands I would recommend are the classic, Aitoh origami papers, they have that crisp feel – they come in many different colours.
Note: these product links are affiliate links, which means I might earn a tiny bit of cash if you end up buying them (which I then use to buy more origami paper).
Tips on buying good origami paper:
– Sometimes you might see origami paper packs for super cheap, about $2, this paper can be fine, other times it’s flimsy and tears easily.
– Some packs of paper can be inconspicuously opened in the shop so you can feel the texture and thickness before you buy it.
– Square paper sold as craft paper can often be too thick to fold with.
– Don’t discount buying rectangular paper, it’s so easy to make it square. There are also lots of origami that starts with a rectangular sheet.
– Origami Books often come with origami paper in them, the two I have with great origami paper are Nick Robinson’s Book ‘Traditional Japanese Origami’ and “Everything Origami” by Mathew Gardener.
Hopefully that has answered the question of where I get origami paper from.
Hi, im new and wanted to ask is origami paper the only paper you can use for origami
Also do you listen to music while you do your work i know you like kpop and if you do what are some songs you recommend
You can use any kind of paper or thin card for origami, It’s totally up to you. For example I really like thicker metallic paper for a lot of box models.
I haven’t listened to much k-pop lately, apart from Black Pink, some of which I like, some I don’t! Normally I listen to stuff on soundcloud, that music is what sometimes gets featured in my videos.
I don’t make playlists anymore but I repost the tracks I like on my profile if you want to check it out: https://soundcloud.com/chrissy-pk-paper-kawaii
hi, I’m new and my questions is which is tehe best grammage for origami, i mean the range of grams of the paper?
It will depend on the model, I prefer thicker paper for boxes, around 80-120 gsm. For more complicated models, like flat patterns, the thinnest possible is best, at 60 gsm. Hope that helps 🙂
Where do you get that shiny teal paper?
how do you print the origami paper? do you need some special type of paper to print it on? help, please
Hi there, I used regular printer paper 🙂
I have some issues with Tuttle origami. I bought two different packs, one that was released already and one that was a preorder (it was released this past week).Both came as not true squares: the released one came with about .2 cm shorter on one side, and the new one came with similar issues. Perhaps you have had better luck with it, but the fact is, if they sent me two packs that are incorrect, I’d say they’re not reliable. The paper itself is cute and nice to look at, but I can’t follow your instructions if the paper itself is all wrong. Thank you for providing this article, though. I will try to look at the other options.
Oh no! I hate it when that happens. I have not had this problem so far, although the one I buy is mainly just the pastel one. I have also got the cherry blossom one, animal prints, kimono prints and the samurai ones.. and the traditional one. Maybe they have changed their manufacturer… Next time I get one if it’s wonky I will not recommend it! ? Thanks for commenting!
Your channel on youtube is the best origami channel out of all of them! Keep making more videos! 🙂
Thanks so much! ? I will do !
I don’t know how to print them!!!!! 🙁
if its the printables ur talking about then you should download them then use the print button at the top right corner to print it, if you don’t have a printer at home you can go to some shops that print paper for a cheap cost 🙂 (for example officeworks does printing, or you could go check out if ur local library does it)