Christmas, Freebies

The Best Christmas Origami Diagrams to Fold This Holiday Season

The Best Christmas Origami Diagrams to Fold This Holiday Season

If you love all things Christmas and also love origami, then you’ll love this list of the best Christmas origami diagrams to fold this holiday season!  Origami is a great way to relax and get into the holiday spirit. From Santa Claus and reindeer to Christmas trees and wreaths, there’s something for everyone in this round-up.  And Origami diagrams suitable for all skill levels.

Use your creations to adorn gifts, Christmas cards, as place settings for the holiday table, for Christmas tree decorations…  The possibilities are truly endless!  So, grab some origami paper, printer paper works too, and get started on folding some of these amazing Christmas origami diagrams.  

Simple Christmas Tree Dollar Bill Origami



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Freebies, Thanksgiving

FREE Thanksgiving Origami Tutorials

FREE Thanksgiving Origami Tutorials

Folding Thanksgiving origami is a fun and festive holiday activity, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.  There are many levels of complexity in the origami tutorials making it a great activity for both children and adults.  The result of this engaging paper craft can be cute and beautiful holiday decorations.

We have three favorite decorating ideas with Thanksgiving origami. 

First, use your completed origami models as a place setting at each seat of the table for Thanksgiving dinner.  Not only is this an adorable addition to the table, the kids will love contributing to the holiday preparations.  

Our second unique idea for decorating with your Thanksgiving origami is to create a centerpiece cornucopia, like this Paper Bag Cornucopia,  and fill it with origami fruits, vegetables, sunflowers, acorns and leaves.  

Our third decorating idea for Thanksgiving origami is to string your origami models together to create a beautiful and festive garland.  Different models can be paired together to create cute themes; leaves and acorns, turkeys and pilgrim hats, etc.

In this post we have shared free easy, intermediate and advanced origami tutorials for folding turkeys, acorns, sunflowers, leaves, candles, tables, chairs, apples, tomatoes, corn, pumpkins and pilgrim hats.  We hope you enjoy trying out folding these origami models.  Folding origami can be a cute Thanksgiving tradition that can be enjoyed year after year.

Easy Dollar Bill Turkey Thanksgiving Origami

Easy Thanksgiving Origami Models

Intermediate Thanksgiving Origami Models

Advanced Thanksgiving Origami Models 

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Countdown to Christmas with an Advent Calendar

Freebies, Halloween

The Best FREE Halloween Origami Tutorials

The Best FREE Halloween Origami Tutorials

There are so many Halloween origami designs available. However, not all of them are equally amazing or free. In this post we are presenting our top free Halloween origami choices and sorting them into levels: Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. 

What goes into our origami evaluation for a diagram or pattern to meet our standards? First, it needs to be an authentic origami model. Meaning it must involve only folding paper. For Halloween origami, we will make an exception to allow for the use of a pen. If it requires scissors, glue, google eyes, etc, it’s out… Second, the finished origami model needs to look cute or realistic. No questioning it like, “I guess this blob COULD be a ghost”.

We’ll get to the free origami list but first… FREE printable Halloween-themed Origami paper! This is so perfect for throwing together a craft for a Halloween party for kids and adults. Also for making some extra festive decor.

Now for the Origami models…  We hope you enjoy them!


This origami bat is just too cute…


This pumpkin is so cute! 


This crow is outstanding!  The step by step tutorial in this video seems very accomplishable, maybe with a few tries.

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FREE Dinosaur Origami Tutorials – Easy Through Advanced

FREE Dinosaur Origami Tutorials – Easy Through Advanced

Dinosaur origami is the perfect craft idea for any dino enthusiast.  There are so many different models with varying complexity that makes origami suitable for any age range or experience level.  For a party, there can be many different origami patterns offered.  

We love origami!  Based on our experience with folding, we are grading these diagrams from beginner, intermediate, novice and expert.  Easy and some intermediate models are good starting models for kids.  Novice is my favorite level of models shared here.  They are detailed and easy enough to be feasible without too much time involved in creating.

The instructions shared are in the form of step-by-step photo guides, video tutorials, or diagrams.  The more advanced the model you choose, the more detailed the dinosaur is.  Starting with beginner models you can gain the skills and work up to being able to fold advanced models. 


Origami Dinosaur – Raptor

Easy Origami T-Rex – Method 1

Origami Triceratops

Easy Origami Dinosaur


Origami Pterosaur – Method 2

Origami Brachiosaurus

Origami Stegosaurus


Origami T-Rex

Origami Velociraptor

Origami Brachiosaurus 

Origami Parasaurolophus

Spinosaurus Origami

3D Elasmosaurus


Collection of FREE Dinosaur Origami Patterns

2D Dinosaur Head Skeleton

Origami Dinosaur Ankylosaurus

Origami Triceratops

Origami Spinosaurus Tutorial

Origami Paper – Purchase and/or Print Your Own

Need paper for your origami folding?  Here are some packs of traditional origami paper and digital paper downloads.  Digital origami paper is perfect if you want to get started right away.  Just download and print some whenever you would like.  The digital origami papers we have shared are all sized 12×12″ but can be resized.  For simple origami models, it is possible to use printer paper.  It is important to note printer paper is much thicker than traditional origami paper known as Kami at 60gsm to 63gsm.  A thin printer paper that will work for folding origami is 75gsm.

Purchase Origami Paper

Digital Papers – Great Designs for Dino Origami

75gsm Printer Paper

JK Copier Paper – A4, 500 Sheets, 75 Gsm, 1 Ream