Origami Guide

Learn How to Make Origami!

The origami instructions at Origami.guide are presented in an easy to follow photo tutorial format.

You will find lots of wonderful origami models to fold at origami.guide, many of which are unique and can’t be found anywhere else!

Origami is extremely enjoyable and gives a great sense of accomplishment after folding a model.

We’d like everyone to learn origami and enjoy the many wonderful benefits it can bring to your life.

Origami is simply the art of folding paper.

“Oru” in Japanese means ‘to fold’ and “Kami” in Japanese means ‘Paper’, so it translates as ‘To fold paper‘. Click here to learn more about the origins of origami.

All of the origami instructions on this website are easy to understand.  There is a selection of easy, intermediate and advanced origami to choose from!

Please use the category menu to left or chose from the main origami categories below.
After you have clicked on the origami model you’d like to fold, you will be shown the origami instructions to fold that model.

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Enjoy folding!

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Beginner Origami
New to origami? Wondering how to do origami? This where to start! Learn how to use the various origami folding techniques & terms such as mountain & valley folding, learn the various origami base folds & also learn how to make different shaped paper such as triangle & pentagon shaped...
Origami Base Folds
Most origami models start from one of the origami base folds. Learn how to make all of them here. The origami bases can then be used to make many different origami models.
Folding Techniques
Learn some useful origami folding methods, such as the origami valley & mountain folds, reverse folds & squash folds.
Easy Origami
Learn how to make easy origami with these simple instructions. There are lots of origami models that are easy and fun to fold. Some of the most beautiful origami are the simple models. It's harder to design easy models than it is to design complex ones. The beauty is in the simple folds. We have...
Traditional Origami
Traditional Origami describes origami models whose origin is unclear or unknown, these origami models where either created too long ago to for anyone to have claimed them or they have been created by many different origami designers, being deemed as Traditional. All traditional ori...
Modular Origami
Modular origami is origami that is made using more than one sheet of paper to complete a model. Here is a great selection of modular origami models, including modular origami boxes, stars & more.
Holiday Origami
There are many different holidays all around the world, most of them are a great occasion to fold holiday themed origami models!
Christmas is the perfect occasion to fold origami with friends and family! You can use origami decorations for your Christmas tree, make greetings cards embellished with origami stars, trees & more!
Chinese New Year
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day origami is perfect to give on anniversaries, birthdays, or just to say 'I love you' to a special someone.

Origami hearts, flowers, bows and even boxes are the perfect way to let someone know how much you mean to them.

A handmade origami gift symbolises t...
Easter is the perfect occasion to fold some origami bunny rabbits, chicks, birds, eggs and crosses! Making origami at Easter is a fun activity for the whole family.
St. Patricks Day
Star Festival
Mothers Day
Origami Animals
These are the origami instructions on how to make many different origami animals such as an origami bird, cat, dog, rabbit and more! Origami animals are one of the most interesting types of origami, as animals are not geometric in nature. Getting the origami animals to resemble a real animal requ...
Origami Foxes
Origami Rabbits
Learn how to make many different origami bunny rabbits! Our simple step by step origami instructions are easy to follow. Origami rabbits make great Easter crafts for kids!
Origami Frogs
Instructions on how to make origami frog models! Origami frogs are easy and fun to make!
Origami Birds
Learn how to make origami birds with these easy to follow instructions. Origami birds make great decorations for the home, you can hang them up or give them as gifts for friends and family. Everyone has seen the classic origami crane. A lot of origami bird models start with the ori...
Origami Fish
Instructions on how to make many different origami fish models. These origami fishes are a fun activity for you to make with kids!
Origami Cats
Learn how to make many different origami cat models. Origami cats are fun to make and are great gifts to give to friends and family who love cats.
Origami Boxes
Learn how to make an origami box, we have a large selection of origami boxes ranging from easy to advanced. You will find the perfect origami box to use for your gift or storage.
Origami Decorations
Origami is a great option for decorations as it's cheap, very customisable, eco-friendly and can of course look very stylish and unique. Instead of buying the generic decorations at the stores, why not create your own, one of a kind origami decorations. There are many opportunities to decorate...
Origami Flowers
Learn how to make some pretty origami flowers! There are instructions for many types of origami flower, including the origami lotus, lily and more.
Origami Furniture
Here are a multitude of origami objects that have instructions, items such as the origami table and chair. These origami objects are easy and fun to make!
Origami Houses
Use these origami houses to make collages, dioramas or kids can play with dolls in or on them!
Tables & Chairs
Learn how to make origami tables and chairs! The origami tables can be used to make miniature displays or use them in a dollhouse.
Origami Stars
Learn how to fold many different origami star models here. Origami stars make great decorations all year round, especially at Christmas and for the Star Festival.
Origami Toys
Origami toys are models that do something fun! Origami toys make great kids for kids, they are also great to make together with children.
Origami Boats
There are many origami boat models, they are all easy and fun to make. One of the most iconic origami models is the origami boat!