Monday, 30 September 2013

3D Swan

How to make a 3D Swan.

Difficulty level: Hard

Paper : Old used Printer Paper (Save Paper)

Friday, 27 September 2013

Simple Origami Boat

Simple Paper Boat for Kids.

Difficulty level: Very Easy (For Kids)

Paper : Old used Notebook Paper. (Save Paper)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Go Green !!!

Go Green: Save Paper; Save Trees; Save Earth...

Origami as an art could be very joyful and relaxing but the extensive use of paper in origami does not deem it to be environment friendly. Origami designs can be folded out of various kinds of paper depending upon the design to be folded. Paper used for origami can range from the very simple and easily available Printer Paper to the specially designed Origami Paper.

Origami as an art can be practiced for fun and leisure at home and can also be taken up professionally to fold some of the most amazing paper models. Most of us have practiced this art from school days while throwing paper planes at each other and sailing paper boats in the rain waters. Origami has touched everyone's life in some way or the other.

Keeping in mind the importance of trees for our environment, I on the behalf of all the Origami lovers would like to make an appeal that, " Try to restrict the wastage of Paper" and make sincere efforts to fold the designs of Origami with previously used paper, unless you are doing it for a professional purpose.

Origami practiced for domestic and leisure purposes can be done with old used printer supplies, or used note book papers, or used pad papers etc. Use of old used paper for origami with kids can also encourage kids for the conservation of trees and in turn for a better environment.

In an effort to Save Paper; Save Trees; Save Earth, Most of the origami designs on this blog are folded with used paper from printer supplies note books. The use of fresh Origami paper has been restricted to only a few 3D Models, that too only to conserve the beauty of the models. 

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD in Japan and slowly gained popularity outside Japan. It is an art of folding a simple sheet of paper into a sculpture. Origami has now evolved as a modern paper art. Origami is practiced by only folding paper; cutting paper and use of glue are not considered as origami.

Origami can be a hobby with multiple benefits. Origami can prove to be wonderful way for parents to spend time with their kids. Origami helps in developing the ability of kids to follow instructions, increase attention spans and improve motor skills. Concentrating on a simple task like folding paper and creating shapes can be a great way to release stress. And the great sculptures thus formed can be taken as a bonus.

Origami has a number of variants that differ in the type of final product it produces. Action Origami deals with the moving models that are folded out of paper. Models made by connected a number of pieces together falls under Modular Origami. Wet Folding is done with a damp paper to give gentle curves to the models. Some of the most amazing and wonderful models are folded under 3D Origami.

Among children the most famous Origami models are the Origami Crane, Origami Airplane and Origami Boat. Children can also create a large variety of models that are fun and engaging.

This blog is an attempt to guide people of all ages to create various Origami models ranging over different difficulty levels. One can start with the easy ones and then go for the difficult ones as an individual gains confidence and skill.