How to organize a kid’s birthday party with Origami Instructions. Princess’s ball (from 4 to 7 years old).


Many girls will like the idea of organizing a Princess Ball. This is the day when they can put on a beautiful dresses, necklaces and other accessories. State in the invitation card that a gala dress is required. Parents who will be carrying out the responsibilities of masters of ceremony should become ‘fairies’ during the event.

First of all, decorate the space to look like a fairy castle. You can make flowers from glossy paper (Origami Instructions app contains many origami flowers and instructions how to fold them), colorful bows, scissor out the gates of the castle from hard paper and decorate them with tinsel. String everywhere colorful balloons.

Lay the table with a white or pink tablecloth. Fix tinsel bows and stars scissored out from silver paper to the edges of the cloth. Decorate drinking glasses in the same way. To make the table look more enchanting, place candles in pink candlesticks.

The day before the holiday, don’t forget to handle out invitations to the guests. They are easily made with your own hands in the form of cards from colored paper. Glue a cut-off crown at the top and scatter some spangles.

When all guests have come, tie a bright bow round guest’s arm as a pass. Then ‘fairies’ – masters of ceremony – announce that today the ritual of initiation for princes and princesses is taking place but for that kids have to pass through 6 tests:

1st test – each guest is blindfolded and he must guess what fairies are treating him with;
2nd test – test for accuracy: a ball must be thrown to the box. After two unsuccessful attempts one can move closer to the box;
3rd test – a concert test: one must declare a poem or sing a song.
4th test – a mystery solving test: one must solve 7 riddles.
5th test – a magic sack: one puts his hand in the sack and guesses the object on the touch.
6th test – guess a magic character illustrated in the picture.

When all kids have passed through all tests, the most festive moment of the ceremony is taking place. At this point it is necessary to have made before or make right now together with children some jewelry from gold and silver paper (crowns, necklaces, bracelets, rings) and put them on the members of the ceremony with accompaniment of a solemn music. You can find many instructions for origami rings, bracelets and other ‘biju’ in Origami Instructions. Pay attention that kids are fond of dressing up so be careful to provide each kid with a number of pretty-pretties.
After that the fresh-baked Princes and Princesses are invited to the table and then – dance.


Paper hats ideas or how to make a paper hat almost from nothing (easy paper hat instructions)

If suddenly you find yourself somewhere in a sunny spot (while hiking, on the beach or during a guided tour) and you don’t get a hat, don’t worry at all as you can fold a paper hat from a single sheet of paper easily and quickly. The collection of origami designs in Origami Instructions has become wider: now the app contains several types of paper hat instructions to protect you from the sun so that you can pick the one which suits you best of all.

And if you’re going for a picnic with your family, you can fold a different paper hat to each member of the family. Paper hat folding can be amazingly funny and cool. For example, a tricorne or three-cornered hat is the best choice for the father who will look like a real Napoleon, a garrison cap will be good for a son, and mothers and daughters will look nice in beautiful paper hats of various styles. Don’t worry if you don’t have some good paper at hand – you can make paper hats from newspapers, too (some of them are truly worth of it, by the way).

Besides, paper hats for kids can be variously decorated. Kids can paint them with markers or tie some bands, glue some feathers, make paper fringes or even paper flowers. Use some creativity and fantasy – and your paper hat design will be extraordinary and your head will be safely protected from the sun. Your main task here – not to be caught in the rain.

Is it possible to use paper hats for other purposes? Yes, sure. For example, if you’re painting the ceiling such a hat will protect your head from the drops of paint. Your head will surely tell you a ‘thank you’ while the hat is just thrown away.

Also, you can wear such hats in a fancy ball or your kid’s costume birthday party.  Every guest can choose a special paper hat design, decorate it at his choice, put it on and play his role.
These paper hats are easy to make and your kids will be busy with funny and useful activities and little girls will be especially delighted to feel like real fashionistas.


Origami Instructions presents: Origami Paper Airplanes

No secret that origami can turn a piece of paper into almost anything. Each time we make an update of Origami Instructions we try to ‘embrace the unembraceable’ and place more and more different origami models into the app. This time we’ve made a surprise for those who is fond of airplanes, history and military art all together. No doubt that this update will be extremely of interest to men and their sons. So, we’re happy to announce a Parade of Origami Airplanes which are made in accordance with their real prototypes.

Watch and enjoy!


The Fokker D.VIII was a German monoplane fighter aircraft that entered service in the last months of World War I. It is the last type of a fighter aircraft that was used in air combats of World War I. It was delivered to the battlefield in October, 1918. A total of 400 aircrafts were manufactured. This plane was in service with the airforce of many other countries like Holland, Japan, Poland.


A strike fighter is a multirole combat aircraft designed to operate primarily in the air-to-surface attack role. High tolerance to battle damage, maneuvering superiority, good handling qualities, heavy armament, the ability to destroy targets in hard-to-reach places – that’s not a full list of characteristics of a strike fighter.


A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft.


A jet plane is an aircraft propelled by jet engines. Jet aircraft generally fly much faster than propeller-powered aircraft and at higher altitudes – as high as 10,000–15,000 metres (33,000–49,000 ft). At these altitudes, jet engines achieve maximum efficiency over long distances. Jet planes form the mainstay of the modern aircraft fleet.


A swept-wing airplane is an experimental aircraft which was very original and extraordinary for its time. The first swept-wing airplane appeared in 1907 and was invented by a talented Irishman, J. W. Dunne. A swept-wing’s main advantage was that it remained stable in all axes.


The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer aircraft that became the standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the 1960s. It was Czechoslovakia’s first locally designed and built jet aircraft.

A few ideas how Origami can help you spend a nice sunny day

It’s a fine sunny day outside and you think how you can occupy your kid to make him spend a day out and have fun. Or you’re planning to have a picnic out of town with the family, what can you do to have a great time together? 

We’ve got some ideas for you how you can spend a day with origami having fun.

  1. Make a paper airplane contest. Each participant should choose a plane model and build it according to the instruction. Origami Instructions app now has many instructions for folding paper airplanes. When planes are ready, you can paint it as you wish or paint a sign on the wing. The contest will be interesting if the competitors have different plane models. You can determine two winners: one who makes his airplane that flies the farthest; and another one who makes his airplane that flies the longest time. Moreover, it’s so beautiful to see many bright planes slide in the air!
  2. If there’s a lake or creek nearby, you can hold a paper boat race. You give the same task to all participants: to build their boat, paint it and even give a name. Let everybody pick the model that he or she likes best. And then let them sail as far as they can!
  3. If your kids are too small to fold paper airplanes or boats you can make several colorful kids windmills. Glue or stick them to some wands and go out for a walk with your kids. Show your kid that if he goes faster the windmill is spinning faster and if he runs the windmill is spinning very fast! Make several windmills of various sizes and watch if their spin speed depends on its size.
  4. And in a hot summer day you can organize water fights with water bombs in the pool or in the beech. Fold a water bomb according to the origami instruction, fill it with water and your deathly weapon is ready! Also you can make a contest for casting them at the target.
  5. All these origami instructions for folding paper planes, paper boats, paper kids windmills and water bombs are waiting for you in the Origami Instructions app! Have a good time together!


More Origami Animals in ‘Origami Instructions’!


We’re constantly working on our ‘Origami Instructions’ app so that our users could always have something new at hand. The Origami art is truly limitless and no one can say how many origami models exist. The new update of ‘Origami Instructions’ contains some more new origami animals such as: a dragon, a bat, a mouse, a chicken, a snake and etc. They are so funny and lovely that you’ll be itching to fold them all!