How to Make Origami Simple [15 Easy Schemes]

Here you will learn how to make origami simple. This kit contains 15 simple schemes for all ages.

Here is a practical guide, which in a clear and accessible form will help everyone who wants to master the ancient art of origami. The main thing – to enjoy it. In order to make it easier to master origami technique and the correct position of hands during work, I developed a series of illustrations accompanying every stage of folding, and the most complicated models are supplied with schemes.

Following the instructions, you will be surprised to find that under your fingers this or that figure is born. You can then use your skills to decorate greeting cards, invitations, gift boxes, as well as decorate the interior and the holiday table. Origami is my passion, and I am happy to share it with you, so that you too can feel what pleasure ordinary paper folding can bring.

How to Make Origami Simple

Windmill

Mark the diagonals. Make cuts along the marked folds, about 1 cm short of the center point if you are using 15 x 15 cm paper. 2-5. Glue the corners to the indicated location. 6. The windmill is ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

A simple boat

Arrange the sheet of paper as a diamond and mark the diagonal. 2. Fold the bottom corner of the diagonal. 3. Fold in half on the dotted line, left to right. 4-5. At the marked point pull the fold to the left. Zagladte. 6. Ship ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

Glass holder [How to Make Origami Simple]

Arrange the sheet of paper in a diamond shape. Mark the diagonals. Fold the top and bottom corners to the center point. 2. Fold in half. 3. Fold the right corner on the dotted line on the fold. 4. Fold the left corner on the dotted line under the fold. 5. The first part is ready. Now take a sheet of paper in another color and repeat all the steps described above. 6. Fold the two parts together, inserting the ends of one inside the other. 7. The cup holder is ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

Butterfly with accordion wings

Fold the square in half to form a triangle. Fold the triangle in half to mark the fold in the middle. 2. Unfold. 3. Fold in half, bending the top corner to the base of the triangle. 4-6. Fold in half again. 7. Unfold. 8. Fold in the folds so you have an accordion. 9. Repeat the same steps with the second sheet of paper. 10. Fix the two figures together in the middle. The butterfly is ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

Christmas Wreath

Mark the diagonal and fold the square in half to make a triangle. 2. Fold the top corner down. 3. Make a similar 8 folds. 4-5. Apply a drop of glue, and then put the folded figures into each other, inserting the corner of one figure in a small triangle of another. 6. Christmas wreath ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

A cat – a finger toy [How to Make Origami Simple]

Mark the diagonals of the square. Fold the square in half to make a triangle. 2. Turn the triangle with the top down. 3. Fold the top two corners to the bottom. 4. Fold the bottom two corners upwards arbitrarily. 5-6. Bend the bottom corner up on the dotted line to get a white square. 7. Turn.

8. Fold the side corners of the diamond toward each other. 9-10. Fold the bottom corner to the top. 11-12. Fold back the top corner to form a small triangle. 13. Turn. 14. Cat ready. You can bend the left ear. 15. If you want, bend the right ear. 16. If you bend both ears, you get a dog.

How to Make Origami Simple

Bunny

Arrange the square rhombus. Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold along the horizontal diagonal. 2-3. Connect the lower left corner with the upper and smooth out to form a diamond. 4. Flip. 5-7. Connect the bottom left corner with the top and smooth out to form a diamond. Align the top corner of the first sheet of the diamond with the bottom corner.

8. Fold inward the right and left corners of the upper diamond inside figure, as shown by the dotted line. 9. Mark the fold on the left ear bunny and fold. 10. Fold the bottom corner of the upper diamond inside. Rabbit ready. Now draw the muzzle.

How to Make Origami Simple

Cherry blossom [How to Make Origami Simple]

Fold in half. 2. Fold, following the diagonal of the square on the right. 3-4. Unfold. 5. Fold, following the other diagonal of the square on the right. 6. Unfold. 7-8. Fold the bottom left corner to the center point of the square on the right. 9-12. Fold in the dotted line. 13-15. Fold back. 16. Draw the outline of the petal with a simple pencil. 17-18. Along the outlined lines, cut out the petals along the entire thickness. 19-20. Unfold. 21. The cherry blossom is ready.

  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple

Flower

Arrange the sheet of paper in a diamond shape. Fold in half to make a triangle. 2. Fold the bottom two corners to the top of the triangle to form a diamond. 3. Unfold the folds, which were formed in the performance of step 2. 4. Align the halves of the base of the triangle with the lines of folds, which were formed in the performance of step 2.

5. Open the two folds and smooth them out to get two symmetrical forms of kite. 6. Fold in the 2 corners, as shown in the photo. 7. Fold in the folds on the dotted line. 8-10. Glue both parts left and right to form 1st petal. 10. Similarly make 4 more petals. Petals are ready. 11-13. Glue the 2 petals together, squeezing a little glue as close to the center of the piece as possible. 14-15. Similarly put all the petals together. 16. The flower is ready.

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  • How to Make Origami Simple

Asterisk

Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold in half to make a rectangle. 2-3. Unfolding the fold, fold the right corner to the left to the right turned out a triangle. 4. Tuck in a triangle. 5. Turn. 6-8. Open the fold, fold the right corner to the left to form a triangle. 9. Fold the sides of the upper triangle to the center line. We got a ray of star. 10. Similarly, fold 7 more rays. 11-13. Insert the two rays into each other and glue them together. 14-16. Put all 8 rays together. 17. The star is ready.

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  • How to Make Origami Simple

A simple frog [How to Make Origami Simple]

Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold in half to make a rectangle. 2-3. Unfolding the fold, fold the left corner to the right to the left turned out a triangle. 4. Zagladte a triangle. 5. Turn. 6-8. Unfolding the fold, fold the left corner to the right to form a triangle. Zagladte. 8. Fold the bottom two corners to the top, as shown by the dotted line. 9-10. Fold the bottom two corners down, passing them under the two front legs. 11. Turn over. 12. Frog ready.

How to Make Origami Simple

Crab simple

Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold in half to make a rectangle. 2-3. Unfolding the fold, fold the left corner to the right to the left turned out a triangle. 4. Zagladte a triangle. 5. Turn. 6-7. Open the fold, fold the left corner to the right to form a triangle. 8. Tape the triangle. 9-10. Turn the triangle. 11-13. Bend the left corner under the upper left triangle. Similarly bend the right corner. 14. Turn. 15. Fold the bottom corner to the top. 16-17. Fold the left and right corners on the dotted line. 18. Turn. 19. simple crab ready. 20. Glue the “running eyes”.

  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple

Swallow [How to Make Origami Simple]

Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold in half to make a rectangle. 2-3. Unfolding the fold, fold the left corner to the right to the left turned out a triangle. 4. Zagladte a triangle. 5. Turn. 6-7. Open the fold, fold the left corner to the right to form a triangle. 8. Tape the triangle. 9-10. Fold the top left triangle on the dotted line. 11. Make a cross, bending the right triangle on the left. 12. Fold the top corner on itself. 13. Bend the corner on the dotted line upward. 14. Zagladte. 15. Turn. 16. Swallow ready.

  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple

Leo [How to Make Origami Simple]

Mark out one of the diagonals of the square. Fold the two corners to the diagonal. 2. Mark the folds on the sides of the white triangle and fold them. 3. Fold in half. 4-5. Fold the left side to the right by 90 °. 6-8. Open the fold and fold down. 9. Fold in half. 10-11. Wrap the triangle inside the lion’s head. 12. Turn. 13. Fold the ears on the figure. 14-15. Bend the tips of ears. 16. Turn. 17. Mark the two parallel lines, as shown by a dotted line. 18-20. Fold the fold “accordion”, pushing it into the figure, and flatten the tail. 21. lion ready.

  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple

Butterfly [How to Make Origami Simple]

Mark the center lines and diagonals. Fold in half as shown by the dotted line to form a rectangle. 2-3. Open the fold, fold the right corner to the left to the right turned out a triangle. 4. Zagladte triangle. 5. Turn. 6-7. Open the fold, fold the right corner to the left to form a triangle. 8. Tape the triangle. 9-10. Fold the bottom two corners of the upper triangle up, as shown by the dotted line. 11-13. Fold the top corner under the figure, then return it to its original place to form the head of a butterfly. 14-15. Pinch the middle. 16. Butterfly ready.

  • How to Make Origami Simple
  • How to Make Origami Simple

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