Step-by-step diagrams

Step-by-step diagrams based on hand- or computer drawings are the classical way of conveying origami folding instructions.

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Chrysanthemum (CFW 142)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami I, page ...

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

Maple Leaf (CFW 149)

See the model’s page for a discussion of some discrepancies related to this model I noticed i...

3.6.3.6 Tessellation (CFW 61)

3.6.3.6 Tessellation (CFW 61)

Instructions for this tessellation can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami II, pages 26-27: basic step-by-st...

Apple (CFW 202)

Apple (CFW 202)

Instructions for the model were published in many books by Shuzo Fujimoto, and magazines, including: Twist Origami II, pag...

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

Regular Octahedron (CFW 246)

This model is folded from a bronze rectangle (1:√3). Instructions can be found in following books by Fujimoto, and start with...

Dahlia (CFW 144)

Dahlia (CFW 144)

Instructions for this model can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s books: Introduction to Creati...

Hexagonal Box

Hexagonal Box

Instructions for this design can be found in Fujimoto’s books: Twist Origami II, page 21 ...

Hydrangea Basic Form A variant 1

Hydrangea Basic Form A variant 1

In print Instructions for this variant can be found in: Hydrangea folding (あじさい折りおりがみ) by Shuzo Fujimoto (posth.), ISBN 97...

Traditional Ninja Star

Traditional Ninja Star

This being a traditional model, you can find instructions for folding it in many books and lots of places online. The diagram...

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Instructions for this model are added to 15 cm packs of Satogami paper. I’ve been using the paper for a few years now but onl...

Fujimoto’s Six-Pointed Star

Fujimoto’s Six-Pointed Star

Instructions for the model were published in Fujimoto’s books, Twist Origami II (page 52), and Twist Folding (page 56, additi...

Fujimoto Cube

Fujimoto Cube

Instructions for the model were published in many books and magazines, including: Introduction to Creative Playing with Or...

Egg Cup II (aka Chalice)

Egg Cup II (aka Chalice)

This model was independently designed by Sam Randlett, who used the name Chalice. You can find instructions for this model in...

Terada Module

Terada Module

Online Instructions for the module are available from David M...

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid)

Hypar (Hyperbolic Paraboloid)

Instructions Step-by-step instructions can be found in the Bauhaus Foundation Course instructional booklet by Eric Gjerde, an...

Miura-Ori

Miura-Ori

Miura-Ori, also known by the names Herringbone Tessellation and Zig-Zag Corrugation, is one of the best known origami corruga...

Star Ananke (variant D)

Star Ananke (variant D)

Similar models on other sites Robin Glynn’s 6-pointed modular star is a design almost identical to Star Ananke variant D: it differs only by having the littl...

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

In print Folding diagrams for this model were published in: OrigamiUSA Model Collection 2020, page 100 Der Falter 74, pa...

Simple Elephant

Simple Elephant

In Origami Pass app Instructions for this model are available via Origami Pass.

Little Turtle Unit

Little Turtle Unit

Instructions for this module were published in Tomoko Fuse’s books, Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations (page 56) and Unit Polyhedron Origami (pag...

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

You can find folding instructions for the Hydrangea (including a number of variants) in Fujim...

Crane

Crane

Diagrams for the Traditional Crane are available in many places online, for example on Wikimedia Commons and on origami.me. I...

A4 Rhombic Unit

A4 Rhombic Unit

Instructions are available from the author’s website.

Houstonia Box

Houstonia Box

Instructions for my Houstonia Box were published as part of my Interview for The Fold.

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

Instructions for Thoki Yenn’s original DNA model can be found in his Orikata book. I think there are also some tutorials on Y...

Cat

Cat

Diagrams for this model were published in BOS Magazine #234 (published by the British Origami Society), page 34.

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Stars and Squares Tessellation

In print Pictures of this design can be found in Shuzo Fujimoto’s Invitation to Creative Playing with Origami (創造する折り紙遊びへの招待)...

Long Story Short (Book)

Long Story Short (Book)

Folding instructions for my Long Story Short (origami book model) were published in The Fold (link does not require membershi...

Penguin

Penguin

Instructions were published in 9th Bulletin of Polish Origami Society (page 38) and in Origami Tanteidan Convention book Vol....

Business Card Puppy

Business Card Puppy

Instructions for this model were published in OrigamiUSA Annual Collection 2002.

Master Yoda

Master Yoda

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.

Six Intersecting Pentagrams (SIP)

Six Intersecting Pentagrams (SIP)

Instructions for this model are available in an OrigamiUSA article which also contains very interesting details about this mo...

Mammoth

Mammoth

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Instructions for the model were published in Artur Biernacki’s book, Polish your Origami.

Makalu

Makalu

Introduction and folding instructions online and in print Robert J. Lang’s Makalu (Six Intersecting Pentagons) is an interest...

Woven Slit Module (WSM)

Woven Slit Module (WSM)

Woven Slit Module is an origami unit which can be used to build different kinds of modular assemblies, from simple cubes to more complex objects. They can we...

Name Plate

Name Plate

You can use this model to print your name on it (templates available below) and put it on your desk or for adding descriptions to your models at an origami c...

Outdoor Origami Meeting Module (OOMM)

Outdoor Origami Meeting Module (OOMM)

This unit can be used to make spiked versions of polyhedra with triangular faces as well as polyhedra with square faces where each face is extended with a ”b...

Gasherbrum

Gasherbrum

Introduction and folding instructions on author’s page Gasherbrum (Four Interesecting Triangles) is one of the models in Hima...

Annapurna

Annapurna

Introduction and folding instructions on author’s page Annapurna (Ten Interesecting Triangles) is one of the models in Himala...

Building Block Units (BBU)

Building Block Units (BBU)

Building Block Units are a family of modules which make it possible to build a huge variety of designs, from typical abstract geometric solids to realistic m...

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM)

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM)

StEM is a very versatile module which can be used to make a number of very different objects. Three units can build a triangular 45-degree pyramid, so anythi...

Simple Edge Unit (SEU)

Simple Edge Unit (SEU)

SEU, the Simple Edge Unit is an edge unit with a 90° angle at the tip. It can be folded from paper of any proportions and it is quite versatile since with mi...

Open Frame Unit

Open Frame Unit

Instructions for this module were published in Tomoko Fuse’s book, Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations. There are two variants of this unit, I (bo...

Moreno’s Unit

Moreno’s Unit

Jose Arley Moreno’s diagrams Jose Arley Moreno published instructions for this unit on his web page.

Trimodule

Trimodule

Diagrams for the Trimodule are available on the author’s web page.

Umbrella Dodecahedron

Umbrella Dodecahedron

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 54.

QRSTUVWXYZ-stars

QRSTUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

Poinsettia Ball

Poinsettia Ball

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 30.

Cosmos Ball

Cosmos Ball

Instructions for the model were published in Meenakshi Mukerji’s book, Marvelous Modular Origami, on page 18.

FIT (Five Intersecting Tetrahedra)

FIT (Five Intersecting Tetrahedra)

Tom Hull’s folding instructions Five Intersecting Tetrahedra (FIT), designed by Thomas Hull, is probably the most popular mod...

Bascetta Star Unit

Bascetta Star Unit

Diagrams for the Bascetta Star (which obviously also include instructions for folding the units) can be found on the author’s page.

That Simple Unit (TSU)

That Simple Unit (TSU)

Instructions for folding this unit are available from the Web Archive. There is also a videotutorial but quality isn’t the be...

Jitterbug Unit

Jitterbug Unit

The Jitterbug Unit can be used to create a number of polyhedra which can undergo the jitterbug transformation (devised by Buc...

PHiZZ unit

PHiZZ unit

Folding instructions Instructions for folding the PHiZZ unit and buckyball models made with this unit can be found on the author’s web page.

WXYZ

WXYZ

Diagrams for this model are available online.

TUVWXYZ-stars

TUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

STUVWXYZ-stars

STUVWXYZ-stars

Instructions for folding the model are available online.

Sonobe unit

Sonobe unit

This page contains links to instructions for the classical Sonobe module. There also exist literally hundreds of variants: those have their separate pages on...

Penultimate Unit family

Penultimate Unit family

Instructions for the Penultimate System can be found online on Jim Plank’s page as well in Robert Neale’s own e-book, Many Modes of Origami Models.