But if you've never folded a model
before, it's not a good model to start
Unicorn by Roman Diaz
There are many videos and sites with origami instructions on the
These instructions vary from very easy to almost impossible to fold,
This is a good site for beginners:
It contains instructions for these kind of origami models:
You Tube is
also a great site to find easy models. Just type 'easy origami' or
'easy origami bird'
in the search box and you'll get a long list of videos with nice
Next to basic folds you have basic shapes. These are shapes which you
fold before the
details of the model are folded.
A good example is the bird base:
Many different types of models
can be folded from this bird base
a bird for example.......
You could buy special expensive origami paper for folding your models,
packs of coloured a4 papers or gift wrap papers are also fine for
I folded these firework rockets from gift wrap paper, for example:
And these are some models which I folded from coloured a4
Daisy with cutting, so
3D Card with Tulip
You also don't need to buy expensive books to get instructions for good
almost all of these instructions are on the internet too nowadays.
still great to give as a present ofcourse, or just to have something
special for yourself.
More and more newer books go with a pack of origami papers which are
designed for the models of that book. These books can be even cheaper
buying a pack of 'real' origami paper.
These are some more fun beginner-models of myself:
Hearts And these
are some videos with great beginner-models:
Candy Cane - The cute paper with red lines makes the model look like a real candy cane
Origami Box -
Cute Kawaii Polka Dot box with Lid, great for storing tiny things
Origami Bookmark - White
bookmark with a large red heart, could be nice as a gift
Origami Flying Spinning
This one could be a little to hard, but it's a great toy
Are these models still to difficult for you?
Patience, if you can't fold a model after a few tries, just lay it
aside and try again later or
wait until the next day. If you still don't succeed folding it, forget
the model, and try to
find another one you like (this is how I did it when I couldn't design my
own models yet)