Easy and Practical Origami: How to use Origami in everyday life

When we hear the word ‘origami’, we often associate it with funny paper figures of animals that we used to fold at school, or with children, but many people don’t even guess that origami can be more useful than it seems. Origami can come in handy anytime and be useful not only for children but also for grown-ups. Sharing interests with children is cool, and if you use some creativity and fantasy, your kids will be delighted to join you and appreciate the result.

A new update of Origami Instructions now includes folding instructions for many useful and extraordinary things which you can do in minutes. See the below examples of practical and useful origami.

If you’re waiting for guests, you can use this paper basket and paper saucers to lay the table and fill it with sweets or candies. It will look nice on the children’s table at your kid’s birthday party. And if you’re going out for a picnic, such paper baskets and saucers will be extremely useful as you won’t need to bring any dishes or plates with you and the table served with such baskets made of colorful paper will look very attractive. Moreover, no trouble to clean up the mess afterwards. 

1. A small origami basket for sweets or candies or other trivia.

2. A paper saucer.

3. A dog-box. You can use this box for chips, candies, any small toys, or pencils, or any husks at the kitchen. And it’s easy to throw away.

4. A fish-shaped package to keep biscuits, candies or pencils… These packages are easy to make and it’s convenient to hold them in hand. You can wrap a present for a kid into this paper ‘fish’. Put these bright ‘fishes’ with surprises inside into the basket and you’ll see how your kids will be admired.

5. Origami bookmarkers. Often for our books as a bookmarker we use a patch of paper found in a hurry. Some people buy bookmarkers in stores. But it’s very simple and quick to make a bookmarker with your own hands. The bookmarker gets hooked on the page with the heart and it won’t slide if the book suddenly falls down and opens. Try yourself and teach your kid.

Also, this bookmarker can become a nice present for any happy event. You can write down some memorable words on the reverse side of the bookmarker and they will remind a person of your care and attention.

6. Envelopes for letters. You can use such envelopes to put an invitation card for your kid’s birthday or a greeting card. Any grandma’s heart will melt down if she receives a letter from her grandchildren in an envelope like this. Common printed envelopes are best suited for official communication while such funny hand-made envelopes show your warm attitude to a person.

7. Photo frames. Make colorful photo frames and decorate your table or book shelf with them. You’ll notice that every time you’ll be looking at them your heart will be filled with warm memories. Also, you can present photos in this frame to all relatives or event members. You can put your kid’s drawing into this frame to keep it and your kid will be happy to see that you really care about what he did for you.

How to Decorate a St. Valentine’s Gift with Origami: Origami Gift Boxes and Origami Decorations

St. Valentine’s day is coming, and many people will be presenting gifts to their friends, relatives and girlfreinds and boyfriends. This is a wonderful time, when loving people show their care and attention.

If you’ve got already in mind an idea what to present, think how you can decorate your St. Valentine’s gift so that it could be beautiful, original, and what’s more important – personal. Sometimes, it’s just some fantasy and creative ideas that can help you make some beautiful gift decorations without spending much money and time.

We’ve got some useful and extraordinary gift decoration ideas for you. This time, to decorate your gift for St. Valentine’s day or any other event, you’ll only need some paper. There are many origami decorations which you can use for decorating your gift, for example, origami roses, origami tulips and other flowers, origami gift boxes. You can fold a rose and use it to decorate your gift box or you can fold a dozen roses to present them as an origami gift which you made yourself.

Look at the pictures below which we’ve done for you and use these gift decoration ideas for your own gift!


Use Origami Instructions app for iPhone, iPod and Android phones which will help you make various beautiful gift decoration in minutes.

If you’re looking for Christmas origami for kids, new update of Origami Instructions has it!

Many parents know how difficult it is sometimes to amuse their kids and get them interested in handcraft. And psychologists say that fine motor skills activities for children are the best way to ensure proper development of the brain. The fact is, that human’s brain areas controlling speech and movements of the hand and fingers are located very close. It means that children’s speech is in the direct correlation with the development of fine motor skills. That’s why it is very important for parents to practice, enhance, and evaluate these skills. The best way to do this with children is… Play stargames, of course!

Origami is a fun and effective way to develop fine motor skills. It will help your kids to accurately and effectively use the small muscles in their hands which are essential for the rest of their lives.

As Christmas is coming, engage your kids in folding beautiful Christmas origami figures. Create a wonderful origami composition with Santa Claus, Christmas tree, Reindeer, Snowman and many others. Your kids will like to build origami toys which they can present to their friends or parents!