NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Origami Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study
of Origami. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information,
content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also
links to instructional materials (lesson plans) that will help teachers provide
instruction in this theme. Please read our Alex
Bateman's Origami Page
Alex Bateman exhibits his work and a number of other artists. Most of these
origami designs are complete with illustrated instructions. This site combines
many examples of origami with tessellation patterns.
Here are two, quite basic lesson plans.
For intermediate students, within a unit on Japan.
Ducks Grade 2-4 students create a paper duck.
M. Andersen's Origami Page
A top-rated Website with lots of projects, history, his own works, and
links to other valuable origami sites.
Geometry Junkyard - Origami
A site for only the advanced mathematician! These pages and links will
lead you to explore the relationships between folding paper and math concepts,
such as constructing polyhedras, tessellations, hyperbolic paraboloids, fractals,
and other complex designs.
The author has two main links from this home page. First, the "Origami
Menagerie" has pictures of mammals, birds, jungle beasts, and more. Second,
the "Paper-folding Diagrams" show how to make simple and intermediate designs
such as the crane, yakko, cherry blossom, and other models.
Wu's Origami Page
A comprehensive site with a number of pages to explore. It is considered
the "mother of all Origami sites." The "Galleries"
page has a photo collection of origami created by several artists. "Information"
includes articles about the history of paper folding, the preparation of paper,
other resources in origami, and supplies. The "Diagrams"
button takes you to a collection of instructions on how to fold the paper.
These instructions are on-line, in PDF format. and postscript files. Under
button, the author has arranged sites by their world regions (Asia, Canada,
Europe, South America, and USA) and listed educationally related sites on
the Scholarship page.
This Website has photos and diagrams with detailed instructions in "PDF
Format" for printing. A good project for all the fabric scraps that collect
in many homes.
This designer of paper airplanes, who originally learned to make origami,
has decided to share six of his designs over the Internet. He includes instructions
on how to build and fly them.
- Web Resources for Students
The East meets West of origami. This page has detailed origin and history,
and a large list of instruction sites including a "search for models"
Tanteidan Home Page
The official Website of "Japan Origami Academic Society." This
site can be switched to English.
By clicking on the "Diagram List," you can access over 90 illustrated diagrams
for creating origami, most of which are in PDF format. The list is organized
alphabetically with the file size indicated.
Make Basic Origami
Two relatively easy projects: making a bird and a cup. A good website for
Stuff Examples of beginner projects as well as some origami puzzles.
Tips Practical advice on how to teach origami projects within a classroom.
Here's the 1999 Junior ThinkQuest "Best of Contest" award winner. Both
teachers and students will want to browse through the entire site.
From the beginner to the pro, this Website offers a large selection of
diagrams, articles, and resources.
Projects for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children are
the main feature of this Website. They have complete instructions and pictures.
Within this site, you can design, print, and fold a CD case. Great fun and
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
in Origami. For other resources in Fine Arts (e.g., curricular content), or
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