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Our origami books will teach you how to create delicate and intricate paper art. Our paper-folding books will also teach you how to make beautiful book art from paper roses to pom-poms. They are perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of creativity to their life.

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Origami & Paper Folding Books

Our origami books will teach you how to create delicate and intricate paper art. Our paper-folding books will also teach you how to make beautiful book art from paper roses to pom-poms. They are perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of creativity to their life.

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    Make It By Hand Papercraft: Paper Plants

    Sarah Dennis

    Product Code: PPLT
    Paperback
    (1)
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    Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.

    This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
    Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
    • £2.49
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  • Origami Paper 100 sheets Tie-Dye Patterns 6 inch (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BRNWJ
    Other
    This pack contains 100 high-quality origami sheets printed with attractive tie-dye patterns. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 8 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colours on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back of the papers. A booklet in the pack provides instructions for: Crane Kimono Simple Swan Star Box Samurai Helmet Rowboat Pig Balloon
    • £4.89
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  • Origami Galaxy for Kids Kit

    Rita Foelker

    Product Code: BUZII
    Paperback
    This cosmic kit is bursting with exciting models inspired by stars, planets, and space exploration. These easy origami projects will transform young folders into intergalactic travellers as they pilot their starship through the Solar System and beyond! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing in a hands-on way with this kit. Kids can learn about the moon and what it takes to get there, as each model comes with information on astronomy and cosmology. Blend an interest in our Universe with the fun of origami paper folding! The breath-taking night sky fascinates children everywhere, inspiring an appreciation of science and astronomy, as well as science fiction stories, comics, cartoons and films. Many kids even dream of becoming an astronomer or astronaut when they grow up, which makes this unique kit a perfect gift. The included large wall poster is packed with colourful graphics that relate interesting information about the Solar System, the Milky Way galaxy, and the Universe the perfect way for kids to decorate their room or classroom while they deepen their knowledge of the cosmos. This origami kit includes everything you need: A full-colour instruction book containing easy, step-by-step instructions for 12 models 48 sheets of folding paper A 21 x 24 fun and educational wall poster Online video tutorials. Kids will have a blast folding the unique models, including: A Rocket with its classic red fin styling, the model is ready to soar into the unknown on a voyage of discovery. A Dwarf Star one of 4 types of star models in the kit, this one has 4 points and can be folded up in just 10 steps! A Flying Saucer a ring-like enigma from another galaxy. Do they come in peace? Planet One a crater-pocked rocky planet, ripe for imaginary exploration A Space Hero Picture Frame intrepid explorers are eligible for induction into the Hall of Heroes gallery by way of this cleverly folded frame And many more!
    • £10.99
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  • Super Cute Origami Kit

    Yuki Martin

    Product Code: BUNZZ
    Paperback
    Kids of all ages will love this super cute collection of easy origami crafts that can be customized in endless ways. Follow chibi manga mascots Kami Kami and Orihime as they show you how to fold up the models, and then how to personalize them in thousands of ways. The possibilities are limitless! Packed with accessories that you can use to create unique, embellished models, this origami kit includes: 48 sheets of colourful origami paper Over 35 sticker accessories 100 stick-on pearls in assorted colours 150 glittering sequins in various sizes 50 assorted stick-on rhinestones Washi tape A full-colour book with folding instructions and tips for decorating the models. Surprise your friends with your creativity! Create adorable kawaii figures and learn fascinating facts about the countries and cultures that have inspired the designs. Origami projects in this kit include: A Cupcake: Cute, sweet, and almost good enough to eat and why not add some more stick-on pearls as the icing on the cake? A Crown: Dazzle your subjects with a rhinestone-encrusted wearable tiara A Daruma Doll: Fold up this lucky Japanese character and make a wish as you colour in one eye. Colour the other eye when your wish is granted! The Calavera: Grinning sugar skulls which allow you to hold your own Mexican Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration! Maneki Neko: The Japanese waving cat who summons good fortune. Fold and decorate a personalized kitty for each of your friends! A Pair of adorable Matryoshka Dolls: The famously adorable Russian nesting dolls And many more fascinating projects! Perfect for parties or as a gift, kids can have hours of fun doing something physical away from a screen!
    • £10.99
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  • Kawaii Origami

    Chrissy Pushkin

    Product Code: BWGKA
    Paperback
    Kawaii Origami has everything you need to make your very own Kawaii origami creations-from an origami ice cream cone to an origami cat-all in one pack! With 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from Paper Kawaii expert Chrissy Pushkin. Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with these Kawaii origami creations-from a multi-flavored ice cream cone to a super cute kitty cat-everything you need to get started is included in this pack! From the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, author Chrissy Pushkin combines two beloved Japanese art forms, Kawaii pop-art style and origami, in this book and paper pack. With a tutorial on basic folds, 25 easy-to-follow and illustrated projects, and 50 colorful origami papers to get you started, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time, like a traditional bento box, a shimmering twinkle star, a mini drawer to stash your stuff, and an origami trash bin, which received 3 million YouTube views alone!
    • £10.39
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  • Paper Christmas

    Emily Dawe

    Product Code: BQHLI
    Paperback
    These fun papercraft projects range from simple yet effective bunting to intricate tree decorations, bell jar Christmas trees, and an advent calendar village. Give your holiday season the homemade touch, from wrapping paper to tree decorations, using very few materials and innovative techniques, such as printing with shaving foam and creating stunning greeting cards using gold embossing ink. Includes 64 traceable templates. Emily's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas: "nothing comes close to the enchanting and magical feel you experience at Christmas, where you can go to town with trimmings and decorations, garlands and sparkle. I love the variety of crafts you can produce at this time of year too; from the delicate details on the table to giant stars and festive banners, you really can go all out if you want! Papercraft is my passion, so it made complete sense to combine this with my love of the festive season, to create an inspiring book of Christmas craft and wonder!"
    • £7.99
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  • Fun Origami for Children: Pets!

    Mari Ono

    Product Code: BMLAA
    Paperback 5 years +
    12 step-by-step origami animal projects for children, including paper to make them with. Suitable for children from age 5 and upwards, Mari Ono's origami pets are a wonderful introduction to paper-folding for kids. This is the perfect book for children who love animals and crafting, with projects including dogs, cats, a parrot, a hamster, and for those who prefer something a little less furry, a slithering snake! All the projects are fun to make as well as play with. There are amazing animal facts throughout, so children can learn while they craft. Each project has simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing where to fold. There are skill ratings, so children can start with an easy project and then move on to something a bit more challenging until, eventually, they are easily impressing friends with their paper-folding skills. Specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, so children can start crafting straight away.
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  • Fun Origami for Children: Flight!

    Mari Ono

    Product Code: BMKZX
    Paperback 5 years +
    12 step-by-step origami projects for children, including paper to make them with. Suitable for children from age 5 and upwards, Mari Ono's origami projects are the perfect introduction to paper-folding for kids. Fun Origami for Children: Flight! starts with classic paper plane and glider projects to get children started, then moves on to fantastic super-jets, rockets and a space shuttle. All the projects are fun to make as well as play with, and there is a section showing how to throw paper planes most effectively. There are amazing facts throughout, so children can learn while they craft. Each project has simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing where to fold. There are skill ratings, so children can start with an easy project and then move on to something a bit more challenging until, eventually, they are easily impressing friends with their paper-folding skills. Specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, so children can start crafting straight away.
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  • Origami Model Airplanes

    Patrick Wang

    Product Code: BWHIG
    Hardback
    Make impressive airplane models of military aircraft with this easy origami book. Paper folders and military airplane enthusiasts can now create amazingly detailed model airplanes using basic origami techniques! Popular origami designer Patrick Wang's paper craft book Origami Model Airplanes, has devised a unique system for making origami airplane models using familiar origami folding techniques that is less time consuming and frustrating, even for absolute beginning origami folders. Folding paper models of airplanes is a great way to learn origami or improve one's paper folding techniques. Origami Model Airplanes provides easy-to-follow instructions and full-colour illustrated diagrams for all model airplane projects. In addition to multiple photos of the finished fighter jet models and other military planes, numerous facts are given for each of the model planes making Origami Model Airplanes a great value! This paper airplane model book contains: Full-colour instructional origami book Step-by-step instructions Folding techniques and tips 23 origami airplane models Airplane history and background. Anyone with an interest in the Air Force, fighter planes, or military history will especially love folding these paper models that look like the real thing! Origami Airplane Models includes: F-117 Nighthawk F-14 Tomcat fighter jet F-18 Hornet Typhoon And many more!
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  • Origami Paper 500 sheets Vibrant Colors 4 (10 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BUNAR
    Other
    This pack contains 500 high-quality origami sheets printed with 12 different vibrant colour combinations. The paper was selected to enhance the creative work of modular origami artists and paper crafters. This pack contains colours unique to this package, with coordinating colours on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations. There's enough paper here to assemble amazing modular origami sculptures, distribute to students for a class project, or put to a multitude of other creative uses. This origami paper pack includes: 500 sheets of high-quality origami paper 12 bright, saturated colours Small 4x4 inch squares.
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  • How to Craft with Paper

    Mollie Makes

    Product Code: BANKJ
    Paperback
    Paper is a great material - it is readily available, inexpensive and very adaptable. It comes in hundreds of types, weights, colours and textures. Many of the projects in this book only need simple measuring and cutting skills. And if you make a mistake you can just scrunch it up and start again! The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite papercrafters in a range of impressive disciplines from papercutting to papier mache. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up an old book, a newspaper or a vintage map and get creative. Learn how to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired papercut artworks, fold origami lily fairy lights, and decorate your home with an impressive handmade lampshade, a delicate paperbird and a mini party pinata. With simple projects requiring only the basic kit of paper, glue gun and craft knife, as well as more complicated ideas using decoupage, quilling, pop-ups and papier mache, there is plenty to keep you busy. In fact, you could say we've got papercraft all wrapped up!
    • £9.09
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  • Paper Cuts

    Paper Panda

    Product Code: AMOKE
    Paperback
    (1)
    Louise Firchau is an expert paper cutter and owner of the renowned online paper cuts company Paper Panda. Her gorgeous designs are much sought after, and here are twenty of them - all created by Louise especially for the book, and all in her distinctive and exquisite style. Each project consists of a full-size template and a photograph of the finished design, together with tips on cutting, or how to display the finished item and a 1-5 difficulty rating. With notes on basic papercutting techniques at the start of the book, this is a must-have buy for paper cutters looking for new and original ideas, as well as Louise's numerous fans worldwide.
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  • Origami for Children

    Mari Ono

    Product Code: ACZKA
    Paperback
    (3)
    "Origami for Children" is the perfect introduction to origami, the fun Japanese papercraft for parents and children of all ages. Divided into six sections, the projects cover a fun range of themes, from classic origami designs such as animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. There's even a project showing how to create the classic Japanese arcade character Pacman. You'll be amazed at how much you can create with a few simple folds. Every stage is described in a series of clear step-by-step photographs, showing all the techniques you will need to complete each of these great designs. Also included is a specially designed pack of origami paper with enough pieces to complete all the projects, so you can start making your own amazing creations straight away.
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  • Ready Steady Origami

    Didier Boursin

    Product Code: AAUAJ
    Paperback
    Learn the art of origami paper folding and make over 40 fun and functional models, with 112 free pull-out patterned papers provided. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and highly practical diagrams, even novice origamists will be quick to master these techniques. This title comes complete with 112 beautifully decorated pull-out origami papers so that you can get folding straight away.
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  • Origami Paper 100 sheets Dog Patterns 6 (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BUMWM
    Other
    This pack contains 100 high-quality origami sheets printed with colourful and attractive Dog Designs. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed in coordinating colours on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back of the papers. A booklet in the pack provides instructions for: Crane Samurai Helmet Kimono Star Box Japanese Lantern Dog.
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  • Better Living Through Origami

    Nellianna van den Baard

    Product Code: BRHQH
    Paperback
    Take papercraft to a new creative level and turn your home into a designer haven with this DIY interiors book by Dutch design duo Studio Snowpuppe. Learn how to create 20 items of sustainable home decor using simple, mindful paper folding and manipulation techniques, and then show off your DIY creations at the heart of your home. Step-by-step illustrations will guide you through the projects, which include beautiful lampshades, creative wall art ideas, an ingenious clock, pretty garlands and decorations, unique vases, candle holders, plant holders, decorative bowls and more--all with a stylish modern aesthetic. Using readily available paper and card stock, you can create some stunning designer accents for your home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought versions.
    • £13.09
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  • Paper Craft Home

    S. Matthews

    Product Code: BPVXN
    Paperback
    Papercrafting is a perennial favourite among crafters - it's creative, accessible, and inexpensive, making it perfect for gifting. A blank sheet of paper offers limitless possibilities and unexpected ways in which it can be cut, scored, creased, shaped, and glued to transform an everyday material into something extraordinary and precious. In this book by renowned paper engineer and papercut product designer Sarah Louise Matthews, you will discover 25 gorgeous papercraft projects for home decor to make for yourself or as gifts for friends and family. Start by learning the essential techniques, including papercutting, scoring, folding, shaping, and glueing, then dive straight into the myriad beautiful designs - from pop-up cards and cake toppers to lampshades, fairylights and even a cuckoo clock! For the more complex designs, templates have also been printed in the book which you can scan or trace for a quick and easy start to your papercutting journey. Papercutting is one of the most popular crafts around, and no wonder - with just a few tools you can draw beautiful designs with your scalpel and experience the relaxing, creative and rewarding experience of paperworking.
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  • Sugar Skull Origami

    Running Press

    Product Code: BOGET
    Other
    A mashup of two big trends -- sugar skulls and origami -- this illustrated mini kit is the perfect gift for anyone who loves sugar skulls and paper crafts and provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun sugar skull designs and accessories. This kit includes: * 20 sheets of 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 papers in Day of the Dead colors * A pair of mini scissors * Full-color, 48-page book with illustrated instructions to make 5 sugar skull origami projects and 3 sugar skull kirigami designs
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  • Star Wars Origami

    Chris Alexander

    Product Code: AGIPR
    Paperback
    Sure, you could do all of the projects in this book using regular origami paper, but what makes this book so extraordinary is the specially designed origami paper. Each of the 36 projects has two sheets of corresponding origami paper featuring art drawn from the movies, so your origami Yoda will look just like the wise Jedi master you know and love. The 72 sheets of origami paper is bound into the back of the book, and is perforated for easy removal.
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  • Mind-Blowing Paper Puzzles Kit

    Haruki Nakamura

    Product Code: CBOWZ
    Other
    Channel your inner M.C. Escher with these brain teaser puzzles! These easily assembled 3D puzzles are each composed of many identical pieces that cleverly fit together to become larger geometric shapes. The cardstock pieces in this kit are pre-cut, so you just pop them out and bend or fold where indicated, then bind them together with a little glue. The step-by-step instructions in the book are very easy to follow and show you how to assemble the individual paper components, then how to assemble them to create the larger interlocking models. This kit includes: A full-color instruction book 165 pre-cut paper pieces that you pop out and assemble These endlessly entertaining paper puzzles are impossible to put down. They include the following intriguing models: Dodecahedron Bears and Frogs-cute animal "couples" that form a 12-faced geodesic sphere when the pieces are fitted together. Bird and Fish modules that dovetail together to create a seamless 3D form in a nod to Escher's Sky and Water woodcut. A Reversible Dodecahedron that-with the addition of magnets-dramatically inverts itself when tossed into the air! An intricate Pyramid Box conceals a secret inner chamber that is perfect for presenting a small gift to that special someone. The challenging 4-Piece Tetrahedron and 12-Lizard Cube provide a tremendous feeling of satisfaction once all of the pieces finally align into place. Plus many more! Noted Japanese papercraft designer Haruki Nakamura created this wonderful collection of interlocking paper puzzles and toys to intrigue and delight both paper-crafting and puzzle enthusiasts. Each project is a new challenge, and the finished objects are great conversation pieces that look fantastic on your desk or shelf!
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  • Kaleidocycles Paper Shapers

    Product Code: CBLLY
    Paperback
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    The paper-folding trend sweeping the Internet. Kaleidocycles are twistable paper creations that are fun to use and even more fun to make! Take your paper craft prowess to the next level with these amazing Paper Shaper projects. In this book you can make: kaleidocycles, hexaflexagons, paper globes, fortune tellers and a range of stylish geometric decorations. There are lots of paper projects for you to cut out, colour, decorate, fold and create, plus templates to trace and craft paper to use to make further paper decorations - so get crafting!
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  • Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines Kit

    Andrew Dewar

    Product Code: BZKVZ
    Other
    Visionary Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed and sketched many inventions that were centuries ahead of their time. He was obsessed with flight theory and aerodynamics, so many of his drawings were of innovative flying machines most of which were never built during his lifetime. They existed only as ideas in da Vinci's fertile imagination and as sketches in his famous notebooks until now! This remarkable new collection of paper plane models by renowned paper artist Andrew Dewar presents replicas of 13 of Leonardo's most famous aviation inventions most of which actually fly! Each realistic model provides insights into the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci, and the detailed instructions, colourful diagrams and sturdy pop-out paper pieces make it easy to get the planes up into the air quickly where the real fun begins! The entire world will celebrate Leonardo's remarkable life as we mark the 500th anniversary of his passing in 2019 this kit is dedicated to da Vinci and his amazing foresight in envisioning a world where flying machines are commonplace. This kit includes: Pre-cut paper pieces for 13 different machines based on Leonardo's most original designs; A full-colour 64-page book with step-by-step instructions for assembling the flying machine models ; A pre-assembled rubber band slingshot launcher used to launch the planes into the sky. 11 of the models really fly! They include: The Ornithopter a simple corkscrew that gracefully twirls to Earth; The Kite Glider an early version of a hang glider with a human pilot; Leonardo's Flying Boat look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a... boat? It's Leonardo da Vinci's crazy, mixed-up hybrid plane-boat!; The Flying Fish and The Flitting Bird two flying machines inspired by the natural world; both glide gracefully, just like their animal counterparts! Plus, 2 bonus display replicas: The First Helicopter a detailed model which looks just like da Vinci's original sketch; The Wing-testing Rig the wing on this display model actually moves with the help of a lever.
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  • Japanese Origami

    Mari Ono

    Product Code: BZKSU
    Paperback
    Create 10 beautiful origami models with this Japanese Origami pack, which includes a 64-page book, plus 250 sheets of origami paper. The 64-page instruction book guides you step by step through each project, including a crane, water lily, rabbit, decorative spheres and more. Best of all, also included are 250 sheets of traditional origami paper to get you folding stunning creations straight away. All the basic folding techniques are also covered, so you will be able to create hundreds of models.
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  • Origami Paper 200 sheets Japanese Dolls 6 inch (15 cm)

    Tuttle Publishing

    Product Code: BYXRK
    Other
    This pack contains 200 high-quality origami sheets printed with Kokeshi Japanese Doll Patterns. Kokeshi dolls have been crafted in Japan for more than 150 years. These children's toys and later popular souvenirs are handmade from wood with some delicate painted details. Their most recognized feature is a lack of arms and legs. These illustrations were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed with coordinating colours on the reverse side to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami projects that show both the front and back of the papers. This origami paper pack includes: 200 sheets of high-quality origami paper; 12 unique designs; Vibrant and bright colours; Double-sided colour; Small 6 x 6 inch squares; Instructions for 8 easy origami projects.
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Whether you’re a paper folding wizard or just want to try something new, these origami books will be a great helping hand. From paper plants to Star Wars characters, you can create almost anything with our selection of paper folding books, so why not take a look.

Fun for all the family

If you need an activity that is child-proof, then look no further than our collection of origami books for children. They will give a perfect introduction into the Japanese art form, which will leave you spending every weekend creating all sorts of paper shapes.

Test yourself

It doesn’t stop at shapes or characters; you can also create intricate animal designs and build your very own city. Replicate the impressive London landscape and put it on show in your own home.