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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.

AskEric Lesson Plans
Here are two, quite basic lesson plans.

Eric M. Andersen's Origami Page
A top-rated Website with lots of projects, history, his own works, and links to other valuable origami sites.

(The) 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.

Jasper's Home Page
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.

Joseph 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 the "Links" 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.

Fabric Origami Workshop
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.

Mcshane's Planes
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.

Origami - 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" index.

Origami 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.

Learn2 Make Basic Origami
Two relatively easy projects: making a bird and a cup. A good website for younger students.


Pieces 'n Creases
Here's the 1999 Junior ThinkQuest "Best of Contest" award winner. Both teachers and students will want to browse through the entire site.

Dave's Origami Emporium
From the beginner to the pro, this Website offers a large selection of diagrams, articles, and resources.

Origami KinderCrafts
Projects for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children are the main feature of this Website. They have complete instructions and pictures.

Paper CD Case
Within this site, you can design, print, and fold a CD case. Great fun and a challenge.

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