Usually all you need is a square piece of paper, a flat surface, your fingers, and some clear instructions.
But sometimes the right tool or technique can make all the difference.
Here is my “brain dump” of my best tips and tools to help you get the best results and have maximum fun crafting origami.
All About Origami Paper, including an explanation of Japanese paper terms
Making Perfectly Square Paper and other cutting tips
Making the Square Base (also known as the Preliminary Fold)
Master this and you're well on your way to being a great folder.