Origami is an entertaining and challenging art no matter how old you are. Starting with very simple projects, like paper balloons and hopping frogs, and working your way up to some of the amazing projects below is often a slow but satisfying process that will really make you feel accomplished when you see the final product. Look at the amazing things all your folding can turn into!
Check out these 15 inspiration projects for origami enthusiasts that you just might be tempted to try if you know your stuff.
1. Origami lion by How To Origami
Who wouldn’t want to create a beautifully folded tribute to the king of the jungle? The head, face, and mane will be your biggest challenge here, but the body is straight forward if you’ve folded other animal patterns before.
2. Origami F-18 Hornet plane by Ken00Master
Talk about a paper airplane! This pattern takes your average folded plan from the days of grade school to a whole other level and back again. Make sure to concentrate around those wings and at the tail. That’s where this pattern gets a little complicated.
3. Dragon origami by Wonder How To
This dragon looks fierce and ready to fly away once it’s all folded and finished! Your challenge here will be the small details around the head, like the mouth, horns, and ears.
4. Origami acorn by Jo Nakashima
These acorns are beautifully decorative, especially if you use slightly metallic paper for the top like the ones in this picture. The top is also the part of this pattern that you’ll have to pay particularly careful attention to!