Origami Basics and Tips

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 our “brain dump” of our best tips and tools to help you get the best results and have maximum fun crafting origami.

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All About Origami Paper, including an explanation of Japanese paper terms

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Making Perfectly Square Paper and other cutting tips

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Folding and Creasing

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Making the Square Base (also known as the Preliminary Fold)
Master this and you're well on your way to being a great folder.

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Gluing and Sticking