Origami Books

These origami books need to be on hand because they provide instructions to some of the most important origami figures that you need to learn to fold.

Absolute Beginner's Origami

By following the foolproof methods set out in this instructional, even those who have never tried this intriguing craft before will soon find themselves able to turn out sophisticated origami pieces. Includes 200 color illustrations, ten sheets of origami paper and ten sheets of practice paper

Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper

Advanced Origami provides unparalleled instruction in how to create master-class level paper folding projects. The origami designs are challenging-they require considerable folding experience-but the results are more art than craft-you'll create projects that you can display or give as gifts.

Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex

An intriguing blend of art and science, Genuine Origami will allow newcomers to discover the pleasures of folding at the same time that it enables beginners and experts alike to learn clever, surprising and elegant sequences to produce exceptional results.

Origami in Action : Paper Toys That Fly, Flap, Gobble, and Inflate

Every project in the book can really move! Origami in Action presents 39 actions origami models that are as animated as they are exquisite. Each project is complete with clear step-by-step diagrams, instructions, and a photograph of the finished model. Included are such traditional favorites as the cootie catcher and the waterbomb, as well as some modern novelties--a strumming guitar player and a toothy Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other projects include:

--Flapping Butterfly
--Blow-up Bunny
--Barking Wolf
--Talking Dragon
--Wagging-Tail Doggie
--Swimming Manatee
--Indian Paddling a Canoe
Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear

With precise instructions and vivid, four-color photographs, Ayako Brodek shows readers how to create 40 elegant and unusual pieces of jewelry. Each project includes a list of materials, illustrated step-by-step folding and finishing instructions, a beautiful photo of the completed piece, and suggested color variations, paper designs and embellishments to make each piece exciting and unique.

Papercopia: Origami Designs

Papercopia features 24 modern American origami designs by David Shall. "Ranging from the delightfully simple to the remarkably complex, the models in this book are sure to charm and challenge paperfolders at every skill level." - from the website.

The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit

Most paper airplanes on this site is from this book. In addition to learning how to fold planes, you'll also learn how to make adjustments to your plane so that it can fly exactly the way you want it to. This fun book makes a great gift for kids.