Single-sheet models


More restrictive types: abstract single-sheet, box lid, envelope, figurative single-sheet, single-sheet metaorigami, single-sheet origami-first design, recursive non-tileable model, single-sheet box, single-sheet stars, single unit

Single-sheet models are folded from just one sheet of paper. This is the most classic kind of origami.

This page lists folding instructions for models of a single type. You might be interested in the models themselves instead.
Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

This unit behaves like the Sonobe unit and can be used to build similar shapes, but its struc...

Box with Woven Triangles I

Box with Woven Triangles I

Below you can find a precrease pattern and a photo tutorial of the collapse (for a clean fold). The model is designed around ...

Bow-Tie Sonobe

Bow-Tie Sonobe

This Sonobe variant was independently designed by me and by t...

Rocket

Rocket

This model is very simple to fold. The rocket can stand on its own thanks to the “foot”. You can also say this horizontal ele...

Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

These origami fog stoppers can help reduce the fogging of your glasses in winter or during physical exercise. They do help, b...

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Below you can find a precrease pattern and pictures of the collapse. This sequence shows the clean precrease which you get wi...

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

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

Ladybug 1.1

Ladybug 1.1

There is a videotutorial by Sara Adams for this model.

Dollar Bill Hare

Dollar Bill Hare

There is a phototutorial for the model, published by the author. A number of videotutorials are also available, for example t...

Sunflower Tessellation

Sunflower Tessellation

A crease pattern was published in Origami Box of the Ultimate Origami Convention 2017.

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...

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.

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Instructions for the model (CP and pictures of collapse) were published in 18th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2019) Convention Book.

Predictable Box

Predictable Box

Instructions are available as a single PNG image. The box, as shown here, uses an 8×8 grid, but it can be folded with any pro...

Crane with Colored Wings

Crane with Colored Wings

The model is quite easy to fold: Fold the square’s diagonals, then fold all corners to the center (blintz the square). Y...

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.

Square Interlace Box

Square Interlace Box

General This model is based around Square Interlace Tessellation so you can use instructions ...

Lelum Polelum Unit

Lelum Polelum Unit

Instructions for this model are available in the form of a videotutorial.

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.

Dachshund

Dachshund

Instructions for this dog model are available in the form of a video tutorial made by Leyla Torres.

Master Yoda

Master Yoda

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

Ichthys (CLU)

Ichthys (CLU)

Below you can find a CP with folding tips. The CP is quite simple, so even if you have little experience, you should be able ...

Heart (CLU)

Heart (CLU)

Below you can find a CP with folding tips. The CP is quite simple, so even if you have little experience, you should be able ...

Mammoth

Mammoth

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

Epiphany II

Epiphany II

Folding this model is about as simple as it gets: Start with a square or rectangular piece of paper. Pleat into 32-nds (if...

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

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

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...

Bumpy Octahedron

Bumpy Octahedron

Front side Bumpy Octahedron is folded from a single sheet of 2:1 paper. Each face is decorated with a sunken tria...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pyramid Vertex Module (PVM)

Pyramid Vertex Module (PVM)

PVM is a family of units which can be combined into shapes of quite different structure. The family consists of vertex units which resemble triangular pyrami...

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...

Swallowtail Module (Dog Bone Unit)

Swallowtail Module (Dog Bone Unit)

This is a business card unit which I designed independently with Jennifer Campbell who used the name Dog Bone Unit (details in model description).

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.

Trapezoid Edge Module (TEM)

Trapezoid Edge Module (TEM)

These are folding instructions for the Trapezoid Edge Module (TEM) module. This module bears some resemblance to Thomas Hull’s PHiZZ unit while the folding p...

Cosmos Ball

Cosmos Ball

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

Oxi Module

Oxi Module

Since I’m too lazy to draw nice diagrams, I just made photographs of the module at different stages of folding. The module is quite simple, so I hope such pi...

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

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.