Sample models

Making a Square

Making a square from a rectangular, non-square piece of paper.


Simple model, requiring only four folds.

Business Card Frog

Jumping action model best made with heavy paper, such as a business card.

Magazine Box

Simple model using rectangular (non-square) paper. Magazine covers work well.

Water bomb base

One of the fundamental bases of origami, used in many models.

Water bomb

A traditional model that is blown up to make 3-D.

Traditional Frog

A traditional model.

Dividing into Thirds

Several methods of dividing into thirds.

Dollar Bill Rosette

A money fold, requiring division into elevenths.


The water bomb base makes the pieces for this modular.

Broken/Mended Heart

This heart breaks...and comes back together.
Methods of creating images.