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This craft category is a huge collection of free origami instructions  & crafts with paper folding! Various free origami instructions: holiday origami decorations ( origami Christmas tree ornaments,origami Halloween decors, origami Easter decors ), seasonal paper folding ideas ( paper flowers, spring decors with origami ), origami jewelry and accessory, easy origami diagrams for kids ( paper folding for kids ), origami tutorials ( origami for beginners, step-by-step origami tutorials, basic folds ), DIY gifts with origami ( origami gift boxes, money folding instructions, origami gift cards ) .. and many other creative craft ideas with origami (paper folding)!
DIY Cute origami mermaid - paper folding for kids
Looking for the cutest origami summer craft ever?  That means that it's time for mermaid crafts! What better way to inspire some summer crafting then this uber cute origami mermaid? Put this craft on your summer-to-do list!  It's a must for all mermaid-loving kiddos! We love making cute origami projects! Origami (especially the beginner models) is simple, and you don't need special and expensive craft materials to create some gorgeous artworks with it! You can use this cute origami mermaid as a piece of your summer decor, or glue it to a stick and use as a fun paper puppet! This paper folding model is an absolute beginner one so it can be a great summer project for your kids!
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Cute & easy origami mouse - origami for kids
Squeak Squeak! Here come the mice ! Red Ted Art has an another adorable little origami craft for you. These origami mice are not as tricky as they look and yet they are super duper cute, don’t you think? We love their ears best! Fabulous! They make for an adorable playset – would also work well as part of a “hickory dickory dock” song and games. If you are just getting into paper crafts and origami crafts , do look at all the ideas they have for you on redtedart.com! There are LOTS to choose from and the majority of them are GREAT for beginners and children !
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DIY Jumping origami frog - fun paper toy for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer ( or spring ) with this super fun jumping origami frog by Basteln mit Papier ! This paper frog is such a fun classroom project to make! This jumping origami frog is a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play. The paper frogs are easy to fold, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. These paper frogs would also make a great activity for a jungle themed summer party.
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DIY Scarecrow bookmark - fun fall paper craft for kids
With the leaves falling from trees, it's the perfect season for DIY crafts and these paper scarecrow bookmarks by Red Ted Art are just perfect for all DIY scarecrow craft lovers! This lovely little scarecrow corner bookmark is one of the simplest origami projects so it’s perfect for beginners and as it only takes a few minutes to make! ( It’s also a great fall craft project for the classroom. ) Keep your kids entertained all day long with this fun, colorful origami bookmark project that won't leave you with a mega mess:
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Cute little origami elephant - easy paper folding model
Watch this nice origami tutorial and video instruction on how to make an adorable little origami elephant with a single sheet of colorful paper ! Elephants have been admired by humans for many centuries, because hey are intelligent and humble animals. Elephants have the largest brains of all mammals! In the application of feng shui, the elephant is considered a sacred symbol. Although it is often used to symbolize power, wisdom, strength and fertility , it can also be used to symbolize longevity, good luck and success. It can act as the grantor of wishes and as the protector of the household. So fold this cute little elephant and use it as a home decor or give as a good luck gift to your friends!
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Beautiful DIY origami rose - paper flower (paper folding)
Are you looking for a cheap but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these cute origami ( paper folded ) rose ! This gorgeous but surprisingly easy origami rose consists of 6 simple modules. These origami roses /flowers can be perfect flowery gifts for any occasions ( imagine them as a mother's day or a wedding bouquet! ) You can fold the origami flowers from any type of paper ( you don't need to buy special origami paper , even a simple sheet of gift wrapping paper works well ). Despite the look this paper folding project is also suitable for kids ! Watch this step-by-step video tutorial on how to fold
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Easy DIY owl corner bookmarks - fall craft for kids
With the leaves falling from trees, it's the perfect season for DIY crafts and these paper owl bookmarks by Red Ted Art are just perfect for all DIY owl craft lovers! This lovely little owl corner bookmarks is one of the simplest origami projects so it’s perfect for beginners and as it only takes a few minutes to make! ( It’s also a great fall craft project for the classroom. ) Keep your kids entertained all day long with this fun, colorful origami bookmark project that won't leave you with a mega mess:
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DIY Easy hinged origami gift box - paper folding
Watch this great step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami hinged box with lids that open to the sides, this origami gift box would make a very neat wedding ring box ! Although this origami model requires a bit of measuring and marking thirds, it’s very simple when you’ve got the hang of it. The best paper to use would be thicker paper like construction paper , thin card maybe, but not really thin origami paper.
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Origami autumn leaves - fall leaf wreath with paper folding
Origami (paper folding) is not just only an inexpensive craft technique to make gorgeous decors but it's also develops fine-motor skills! For this year's fall make a beautiful wreath  with the kids with this few easy paper folding steps! This origami paper leaf is so simple, even the smallest kids can create some! You can use any colorful origami papers, tea bags, or leftower wrapping papers to fold these cute autumn leaves in minutes! This fall decor is perfect for your home, the classroom or for the kindergarten.
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Book angels with magazine hair - recycling origami
What happens to books , when we didn't need them anymore? Some go to the land-fill, some go to the recycle bin... And some become ANGELS ! Join Yoko Komori Olson as she takes you step-by-step through the fun process of transforming books that were destined for the land-fill, or recycle bin, into beautiful decorative Christmas gifts ! These cute book angels are super easy to make and even their hair is repurposed material : magazines! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial making of book angels will be a piece of cake, and you can find >>here << the video instructions on how to make their culry magazine hair
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Easy DIY origami money shirt tutorial (paper folding)
This step-by-step origami video tutorial will teach you how to make an origami shirt from money or rectangular paper ! This origami money shirt is super easy to make and it can be a great gift for dads or boyfriends ! So learn how to make the simplest of money origami - the dollar bill shirt ! This easy origami shirt is also awesome for decorating greetings cards ! Whether this is for your d ad, husband, boyfriend or colleague , they will appreciate the extra time and effort spent on a handmade greetings card. For this easy to make origami dollar bill shirt , you'll need - a dollar bill ! ( If you'd like to use origami paper instead, the dimensions don't matter, just make sure it's a long rectangle. )
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DIY Easy origami pumkins - halloweend craft for kids
Today Pink stripey socks sharing a super easy paper folding tutorial with us on how to fold a fun origami Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami pumpkins with the kids! This Halloween kids craft project is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). The origami pumpkin's faces give them such different personalities, don't you think? This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor or fall decor (without faces). Glue the mini paper pumpkins to a string and create a fun frugal fall garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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Origami witch hat - easy Halloween paper craft for kids
Today Paper Kawaii sharing a super fun & easy paper folding tutorial with us on how to fold a fun origami witch hat ! These directions surely will be clear enough for you to make your own fun origami witch hats s with the kids ! This Halloween kids craft projec t is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages ( with a little help ). This easy origami project can be a perfect addition to your Halloween party decor. Glue the mini paper witch hats to a string and create a fun frugal Halloween garland with them! It will be perfect for the classroom as well!
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Easy origami rocket spaceship - paper folding for kids
Are you looking for a fun but also super easy and frugal paper craft for the boys ? Fold this easy origami spaceship ! With this nice step-by-step video origami tutorial you can fold this fun paper spaceship in no time! Of course you can make the o rigami paper spaceship in any color and size , it will be great in any form! Paper folding is one of our favorite craft technique because its inexpensive, fun and versatile! And you can use other creative household craft materials as well ( such as silver or gray gift wrapping papers or aluminium foil! )
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DIY Origami Santa hat - easy paper craft for kids
Make your own origami Santa hat with Basteln mit Papier's easy to follow origami tutorial! This fun Santa craft sure to thrill children and adults alike! This cute origami Santa hat is perfect for creating an adorable Christmas gift card , OR fold some just for fun! This easy origami Santa hat is just a great DIY project for kids over the winter holidays. You only need one sheet of square paper for this origami Santa hat ( p referably it will have a red and a white side ). If you don't have any of this kind of origami paper , simply just use plain white printer paper and color in the red sections after it's folded.
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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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DIY super cute (kawaii) mini nutella notebook
We absolutely love kawaii crafts ! Look at this super cute kawaii Nutella notebook ! Can a DIY notebook be more sweet? Nothing quite like paper crafts for kids, especially easy ones like this. You only need one sheet of paper to make these paper books and guess what, no glue! We like today’s mini notebook , because not only can you decorate it in whatever way you wish, but you can also shape it a little which opening up the cuteness decorating factor. As you can see she went for a jar of Nutella! We LOVE Nutella! and hopefully you will love this oh so cute Nutella Notebook DIY too!
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Easy origami paper dress - paper folding
We love origami ( paper folding ) , because with this easy papercraft technique we can create lots of fun inexpensive decors and gifts from a little colorful paper or leftover wrapping papers ! This cute spring/summer origami dress is perfect to decorate your girl's next birthday party , create an adorable invitation card ( or gift card ) , OR just make some for fun! With this beginner step-by-step origami tutorial making one colorful paper dress will be a piece of cake! You can make the origami dresses from any type and color paper, it will be gorgeous in any form! You can add small embellishments to the paper folded dresses ( such as rhinestones, ribbons etc ) or you can leave them plain.
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Origami Santa Claus - Christmas craft for kids ( paper folding )
We love Santa crafts ! This easy origami Santa Claus by Origami Time is a great DIY project for the kids over the winter holidays. This lovely little Santa is one of the easiest origami Santa one can fold. It's just a few simple steps! Watch your kid's face light up as you transform a simple sheet of paper into a jolly little paper Santa , which can be great for creating Christmas cards or you can use them to decorate a Christmas bulletin board. This origami model is suitable for kids and everyone new to origami!
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Folded paper autumn leaves - easy fall kids craft
These beautiful paper fall leaves are perfect crafts for kids in boring autumn afternoons (even the  smallest kids can create some, because it's very easy!) You will need colorful printer or origami papers and that's all! You can use any fun color to create these gorgeous paper leaves, you don't really need autumn colors to make it! In this nice craft website you can find 2 different leaf shape versions. You can use these accordion folded paper leaves  to decorate your home at fall,or it can be a perfect addition to the class room / kindergarten decor!
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Origami Christmas trees - ornaments with paper folding
If you love easy and inexpensive but still gorgeous and fun Chrsitmas crafts try this little origami Christmas tree ! This origami tree is really easy ( only involves basic origami folds ) so you can make some with the kids easily even without any paper folding skills. This little origami christmas tree will look good in any pattern and size so you can make some from any paper materials such as old Christmas wrapping papers or ( green ) tea bags ! Glue the paper folded pine trees in a sheet of cardstock and gift them as nice Christmas gift cards or in miniature as cute handmade gift tags !
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Easy origami paper star Christmas tree ornament (paper folding tutorial)
We love making handmade Christmas decorations ! These 5 pointed origami stars by Dreams Factory are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music , whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to fold origami stars to decorate your Christmas tree or they will look beautiful as a Christmas mantelpiece. Dreams Factory used vintage patterns but you could use bright Christmas colors as well! This vintage paper star ornament is a super easy paper craft project so you can whip up some easily even if you are a beginner in origami !
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DIY Origami fall leaf wreath - fun fall craft for kids (paper folding tutorial)
We love origami ( paper folding ) , because with this easy papercraft technique you can create lots of fun inexpensive decors ( and gifts ) out of a few sheets of colorful paper ! This gorgeous fall leaf origami wreath is just perfect as a fall decoration, adorable greeting card, or just fold one with the kids for fun! With this step-by-step origami video tutorial making a colorful paper fall leaf wreath surely will be a piece of cake! You can make the origami fall leaf wreath with any color combination or pattern, it will be beautiful!
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DIY Origami spring flower (tulip) greeting card - paper folding
Are you looking for a f rugal but still beautiful and easy to make spring home decor or mother's day gif t? Try these gorgeous origami ( paper folded ) tulip greeting cards ! They can be perfect flowery gifts for Mother's day or other special occasions! You can make the origami tulip flower cards with any type of colorful paper ( you don't need special origami paper , even simple ( Christmas ) wrapping paper works well ). Thi s spring tulip flower gift card is also a easy and fun spring kids craft project. You can use the paper origami tulips ( and their parts ) to make other spring decorations just as wreaths, bouquets or a flower garlands!
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Easy origami money cat - paper folding for beginners
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to fold an origami money cat ! This super cute origami cat is a perfect paper folding model for beginners as well, so grab a few sheets of colorful paper and fold yourself an adorable sitting cat ! To fold this cute origami cat you will need a 20cm x 20cm paper cut into rectangles of approximate ratio of a dollar bill. Of course you can use a dollar bill to fold this model, so this way this adorable cat can be a great gift for any occasion four your cat lover friends and family members!
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DIY Easy paper dolls with accordion fold - kids craft idea
Watch this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to make these adorable and super easy to make paper accordion fold dolls ! This easy DIY doll making tutorial will teach you how to make a fun and easy paper doll with the kids using a simple origami ( accordion ) fold and a few sheets of colorful paper. As you can see the supplies for this beautiful paper dol l are absolutely inexpensive! Once you have mastered the accordion fold making these paper dolls will be a piece of cake, even with the smallest crafty kids ! You can use these beautiful p aper dolls to decorate the classroom or you can use them as a nice addition to a Mother's day gift card!
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DIY Ninja star fidget Spinner ( only paper without bearings)
Do you love origami ( paper folding ) , simple frugal craft ideas and fidget spinners ? Make a cool origami ninja star fidget spinner ! All you need is the fidget spinner no bearing mechanism – a super easy and simple way to make your origami ninja star spin, which can be found at Red Ted Art's brilliant blog! So watch this nice step-by-step paper fidget spinner tutorial and learn how to make your own paper ninja star fidget spinner DIY without bearing or expensive craft materials! This easy paper craft can be a perfect craft project for your kids, because it grants hours of fun! You can find the ninja star base >>here<<
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