Origami Projects

Origami creations make great gifts. Learn how to fold origami flowers, figures and shapes in this free crafts lesson from an origami expert.

Series Summary

Origami, a form of visual representation defined by the folding of paper, originated in Japan in the 1600s. Since then, this ancient art has become a popular hobby for many around the globe. Origami has been popular in the United States and England since the early 1900s, but did you know that the first published origami book, "Hiden Senbazuru Orikata" (which translated to English means “Secret of 1,000 Cranes Origami”), was published in 1797? Origami has always been regarded as a complicated and delicate art form, but our expert will teach you step-by-step how to fold origami in such a way that it is easily accessible to beginners. In this free origami lesson for beginners, you will learn how to fold a flower, a flower bouquet, a crane pin and a cherry blossom. Our expert will even show you how to make a chain of butterflies and a kusudama (Japanese healing ball), which may seem like difficult projects, that is until our expert breaks them down into easy steps for beginning and intermediate origami folders.

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