Super Cute Origami Projects for Easy Folding Fun
by Chrissy Pushkin
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Pub Date 2 Apr 2019 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2019
Quarto Publishing Group – Race Point Publishing, Race Point Publishing
Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, Chrissy Pushkin.
After a tutorial on basic folds, use the included origami paper to create these adorable, easy-to-follow projects: Masu Box, Lucky Stars, Kawaii Envelopes, Water Balloon, Tea Bag, Tea Bag Envelopes, Love Knots, Dustpan & Scoop, Rectangular Masu Box, Cute Purse, Woven Bracelet, Woven Bookmark, Cat & Dog Hearts, Cactus, Round Pot, Bento Box, Mini Trash Bin, Mini Drawer, Stationery Boxes, Ice Cream, Sushi Roll Boxes, Nigiri Sushi Boxes, Flower Bowl, Star Bowl, and Twinkle Star.
With this instructional book and included papers, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time!
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This is the first book about origami that I read and understand, so many books I have read before without the minimal idea which way to bend the paper, but not this one, this one makes the bending in different colors and that changes everything, plus the results are really cute (kawaii).
Questo é il primo libro sugli origami in cui finalmente capisco da che parte piegare la carta, perché le due piegature sono indicate in colori diversi (finalmente) e questo porta anche a dei risultati molto carini (kawaii).
THANKS NETGALLEY FOR THE PREVIEW!
Kawaii Origami is a new colorful tutorial guide for origami with definite 'cute factor'. Written by Chrissie Pushkin of Paper Kawaii blog/youtube channel, it includes 25 tutorials and more general instruction for traditional folded projects.
Due out 2nd April 2019 on Quarto's Race Point imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.
The book is set up in a logical and accessible manner. The introductory folding instructions are very basic (half a page), but the tutorials are laid out in roughly increasing order of difficulty. The projects, if followed more or less in order, should present no difficulty for a beginner. They are all really appealing and cute.
The paperback version of the book includes 50 sheets of paper. The only thing which is missing (in my opinion) is any sort of index or supplies/links page. A quick google or ebay search will provide online suppliers aplenty as well as a really comprehensive list of resources on the author's website, so it's not a crippling defect in any way.
This would make a great school library or classroom art resource for all ages. Some of the projects would be accessible and enjoyable for younger kids also. I could see this being a great crafty present also.
Appealing, cute, well presented, fun.
Thank you for the ARC! These are fairly simple origami projects- many are familiar basic shapes, but photographed beautifully and with clearly illustrated steps. My son will love these! A few of the ideas were appropriately adorable and new to me- particularly the tea bags. Kawaii indeed! Hand this to your favorite burgeoning origami kiddo.
This is a great DIY origami book! I read through the whole book at first and then tried my hand at folding a tea bag. It worked in one go! The instructions are very clear.
I love how there's also suggestions like using fabric for an origami purse or using non-toxic materials so you can actually use the tea bag you folded for tea.
The style of this book is truely kawaii, very bright and colourful. Really cheers me up. The last few look really hard so I guess I'll have to practice a lot!
I've been folding origami models for over 45 years so when I saw this book, I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on it and I certainly wasn't disappointed. There are some great models to fold including a tea bag, a Bento box, a flower bowl, a cactus, a mini-trash bin (a YouTube favourite) etc. A few of these models I've seen before but the majority are originals. There is a star rating against each model, indicating how difficult the model is to fold, i.e. one star indicates the easiest models to fold, whilst 5 star models are quite complex. Instructions are given step-by-step and are easy to follow. The photos and pictures are extremely clear and serve to enhance the book. There are some cute little emoji style faces with speech bubble captions on many pages. There are pictures of every finished model, however unusually, rather than being at the start or end of each set of instructions, the finished model appears in the middle of several pages of instructions for it. I certainly didn't dislike this layout or find it off-putting in any way, I simple mention is as it's rather unusual. I got stuck into folding some of these models straight away, creating several tea-bags, a cactus, a masu box, a mini trash bin etc. All were straightforward to do, when following the instructions given.
So the reason for four rather than five stars? Origami is the Japanese art of paper-folding. That is to use a single (or more) sheet of paper, often square but it may be other shapes too, and then folding it into a recognisable model without using glue, scissors, sticky tape or any other tool or decoration. Some of the models in this book require the use of scissors, ie all of the woven origami of which there are several, as does the shrimp nigiri box. Other models require glue, i.e. the ice cream and sushi roll boxes.. The tea bag requires a piece of string with a small cut out paper heart or similar to make it recognisable. There is a suggestion that the stationery box model should be made with thick paper or card rather than regular origami paper. All of these things take away from pure origami. Not a problem for many but for the origamists who are 'purists', these models are likely to be 'no-go' areas. I personally would never make an origami model that requires the use of scissors or glue in any way.
Overall then, this book is full of fun and easy to fold original models with an overload of cuteness thrown in for good measure. However, if like me, you're a origami 'purist', then many of these models unfortunately will be out of bounds.
Many thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC for which I have given my voluntary and unbiased review.
In this wonderful colourful explosion of a book we learn the basics to begin origami and how to progress on to make some amazing and some very clever wacky creations!
From little stars and ice creams which are by far my favourite to make from this book personally, we also get the chance to create boxes and flowers more well known origami creations.
The book is well put together with clear instructions and diagrams for each creation which makes it easy to follow for any age it's very colourful so kids will find it very fun to look at I'm sure.
Many thanks to the pub for allowing me to review this book for them!
This is such a cute book! I am always looking for fun non-fiction to add to the teen department, I think this would do really well. Projects seem complicated but instructions are clear and the layout is gorgeous. I'm excited to use this in our anime club.
*Thank you to the author and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
This is a very cute and fairly easy book to follow, I wish there were more projects to do.
I am a true lover of the art of origami and was very excited to see a 'kawaii' marketed book. I love anything and everything kawaii, as I'm sure most people do. Kawaii Origami by Chrissy Pushkin, features 25 individual origami projects. The beginning pages teach the reader the basic origami folds, what you need to start your origami hobby, the author's experience with origami, and the definition of kawaii style. Each project is rated by it's difficulty levels (although some may feel a tad bit trickier than it's suggested level). As you get further into the book, the difficulty gets higher but the projects get cuter. I mean, that cactus and the bento box? Come on. Adorable! It's well worth the practice just to make these items. I honestly don't have many gripes about this book, other than the fact that I do wish it featured more unique patterns. All in all, I would probably recommend this book to the tween/juvenile age range. I'd love to see more current books on origami - so great job to the author for bringing it back!
I have a confession to make. The biggest reason for why I requested <i>Kawaii Origami</i> by Chrissy Pushkin has everything to do with that adorable ice cream on the cover. I've always loved origami, at least the process of making it, and I know quite a few kiddos who would love to have an ice cream that looks like that. I know a lot of rainbow and unicorn lovers and I know this ice cream would be right up their allies. Admittedly, while I find the process of origami incredibly fun and I definitely love it when I get to show off these skills--I'm particularly fond of folding dollar bills into cool objects and even gave my boyfriend a fighter jet once--the question of what to do with the origami after making it has always been one I have a hard time finding an answer for. In a small sense, I definitely was influenced by the fact that I work with kids and know quite a few who would like the kind of origami in this book.
I have to admit that I find it far easier to learn origami via videos online rather than in a book. There's a more visible step-by-step process to it than there is with a book of pictures, though I was excited to try out several of these folds. I'm definitely no expert at these things and did get confused several times while trying to create some of the origami portrayed throughout, but I do feel that the instructions are super helpful. I imagine perfecting these folds is really just a matter of practice. I was a little disappointed that there weren't more exceedingly cute pieces, like the ice cream, and didn't really find myself all too interested in creating bowls and the like. I was looking to make candy type origami and maybe some rainbow colored animals. But, overall, the book was definitely informative and fun and I enjoyed the read.
<i>I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.</i>
This is a really cute and cool origami book. It is full of instructions on how to make your favourite kawaii objects to fulfil your cutest dreams. Perfect for the craft kawaii obsessed person in your life.
What I have always found fascinating, is that you can make a lot of stuff (even quite sturdy) from paper alone. By that I mean without glue or other devices. Origami is of course foremost in this art, and this book has some great examples. Very good illustrations that are easy to follow, so that you can make your own cute stuff.
What a fun and “kawaii” book. I would have loved the opportunity to have had this in hard copy but having the ebook was almost as good. We sourced some suitable paper to practise with and my children have really enjoyed learning origami. The book was bright bold and colourful with easy to follow instructions and pictures. It was clear how easy or difficult the project would be too, so it meant my children could do some on their own and a few required help
I love Kawaii Origami. These book contains some of the cutest paper folding projects much different than any other origami book I have read. There are clear photos graphs with clear instructions and it comes with gorgeous paper.
Each year I make things for my friends and this year I will be making them some cute Kawaii origami
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
The only great thing about chicken pox at age 52 (and being a super- speed reader) is you can easily read and review four+++ books a day..and this was an excellent book to have spent an hour or two (or many more on your side) with
Kawaii Origami has everything you need to make your very own Kawaii origami creations—from an origami ice cream cone to an origami cat—all in one pack! With 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from Paper Kawaii expert Chrissy Pushkin.
Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with these Kawaii origami creations—from a multi-flavoured ice cream cone to a super cute kitty cat—everything you need to get started is included in this pack! From the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, author Chrissy Pushkin combines two beloved Japanese art forms, Kawaii pop-art style and origami, in this book and paper pack.
With a tutorial on basic folds, 25 easy-to-follow and illustrated projects, and 50 colorful origami papers to get you started, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time, like a traditional bento box, a shimmering twinkle star, a mini drawer to stash your stuff, and an origami trash bin, which received 3 million YouTube views alone!
This is a cute little book and an excellent idea for a gift -- not only does the book have great photos and instructions but the hard copy of it apparently has papers to practice with. (Alas, with this digital copy I will need to practice on boring Xerox paper at home :-) !!! I think that kids of all ages would like this book - I am going to give one to my sister!
As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millenials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈 (you can make origami kitties, you know!)
Cute and concise. Just look at that cover; the bright colours, the cute swirls and the font! I admit I was drawn in by the cover and the really adorable origami ice-cream but I found my fingers itching to pick up some paper and follow along with her other projects too.
The instructions were easy to follow and coded for beginners and advanced and each stage was clear as to what you were supposed to do- unlike other origami books where you can’t quite figure out if you’re supposed to fold the paper backwards or do a somersault over the table.
There was a great mix of practical and pretty projects too.
I’m definitely pleased I picked this book up. Kawaii!
Simply cute and innovative:
Not knowing that Kawaii actually means cute, Kawaii Origami caught my eyes with its cute ice cream cone on the book cover. All I can say is that the origami projects in this book are all absolutely adorable and many of them are brand new original designs by Chrissy Puskhin. I was smitten by the Tea Bag, the Cactus, the Bento Box, the Sushi Roll Boxes and the Flower Bowl, all designs I have never seen before. There all also classical patterns like the Masu Box and the Lucky Stars. The difficulty of each project is ranked with a star system from one to five stars, with one star being easiest. All projects are accompanied by clear folding instructions and there are even online tutorials for some of the projects. I think this is origami book is good for teenagers and people young at heart who love cute things and new origami challenges.
This book comes with a decent amount of extra paper so you can practice a lot. The patterns are unique enough that buying the actual book is a great idea, particularly if you know someone who is into kawaii styles. It also comes with a lot of the beginner parts of origami shown, so it's a good book for all levels. I desperately wanted to start making a bunch of little stars as soon as I saw them. I have a feeling they are going to be made and them made into ornaments this year.
This is such a fun book! It has the cutest origami shapes with step-by-step illustrations and descriptions to help you create your own. It guides you through every step of the process. I liked the variety from bracelets to small boxes. This is definitely a great book for paper and origami lovers. It’s also a perfect gift for a creative person. Even if the person doesn’t like colorful creations, they can use their own colors and imagination. This book is very entertaining and cute! 100% recommend!
This is a book filled with paper folding/origami projects that look adorable. Some of my favorites are the bento box. the cat & dog hearts, the tea bag and the dustpan & scoop. The beginning of the book provides detailed instructions on the basic origami folds. Each project is presented in step sequence with diagrams and illustrations. If you enjoy origami, definitely take a look at this book.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an e-galley of a book filled with fun projects. All opinions are my own.
Kawaii Origami combines the cute Japanese pop art with more traditional paper folding to create original art using only colored paper and a few simple tools.
If you or your crafty child love Japanese culture, this is a perfect choice for some fun-filled hours. The set includes fifty sheets of colored paper but I would highly recommend practicing on cheap copy paper first.
All twenty-five projects include a difficulty rating of one to five stars. Even the pictures of the five-star Twinkle Star and Flower Bowl look complicated but the results are correspondingly impressive. Many of the easier projects, like the one-star Lucky Stars, two-star Tea Bag, and three-star Cute Purse are pretty enough to display or give as gifts.
Spend a few hours being a maker and create some cute paper decorations using only Kawaii Origami and some scissors. Your choice of color will make each result uniquely your own. 4 stars for going beyond the usual frogs and birds of traditional origami books!
Thanks to Race Point Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Kawaii Origami has 25 models (some with multiple parts) ranging from easy to fairly involved, though even the ones given 5 stars for complexity are still reasonably accessible. All are well-explained and clearly illustrated. Because of the title, I was initially concerned that this book might be full of poorly detailed models that look like nothing until you draw googly eyes on them with magic marker. Fortunately, this turns out to be untrue. There was a heavy concentration on boxes or objects with box-like shapes (9 out of 25 models), and three envelope-like shapes (including one very cute purse). This was a pleasant surprise for me, because I happen to like boxes, but many of these were based on similar shapes, so if you really want to concentrate on folding boxes you would probably be better served by one of Tomoko Fuse's books. Note for purists: some models start with non-square paper (four are based on weaving strips), but actually most of them are based on the traditional square. A number of the models use cutting. That's not as scandalous as it sounds--the woven-strip models ask you to trim off the loose ends (if you're that much of a stickler you'd skip the strip models anyway), and the last three models start with square paper and have you do a bunch of folds before making a single cut to turn the paper into a regular pentagon or decagon, the real starting point. Two of the models (the ice cream cone and the nigiri sushi) have non-optional slits in the middle of the folding sequence. There is glue in a couple of places, but with a couple of exceptions (including the ice cream cone) it seems mostly for optional decorative touches, like securing a string to the tea bag. Strangely, the instructions for the cute, completely traditional maki sushi (the inner "fish" inside the "rice" is accomplished by a clever sink-folding method) are followed by an unnecessary alternative folding strategy that the author describes as "more advanced"--but that involves cheating by gluing on a square of colored paper. I like the various traditionally folded boxes and purse enough to think that the book justifies its kawaii title and would be a good gift.
Review comes tomorrow to my blog/other sites.
A brand-new origami book popped up on Netgalley and of course I couldn't resist requesting it. Especially since it promised tons and tons of kawaiiness, and I do love cuteness.
The cover was also just sweet and made me want to read and get started.I have to say... seeing the projects, I had expected more cuteness. Most of these projects... weren't that kawaii. Sorry, a trashcan? A round pot? Dustpan & Scoop? Boxes? No. I expected cute animals, food (like candy), items (like jewellery or pillows), or some more plants. Thankfully, there are projects that were cute (my favourite is the ice cream, followed by the sushi and then the cactus).
Note: I haven't done all the projects, as I said some just weren't cute (and I came here for cuteness not dustpans), and some were just some I (and my fiance) already had tried dozens of times in other origami books.
The projects we tried out are: Purse, Tea Bag, Cat & Dog Hearts, Sushi, Ice Cream (which didn't work entirely...).
The book starts, as so many do, with an introduction and then what tools you need and how the basic folds go.And then the projects start. Each project has cute stars letting you know how difficult the activity is.I would have like a bit uniformity, now it was either starting with a photograph or not, which was a bit confusing. If anything, I would have liked to see the photograph at the beginning all the time. To give a clear view on how it will look when you are done. Sure, if you flip the page you will see the project photographed, but still, show that at the beginning. Photographs are clear and sharp and showed the project in a good way. I know this sounds weird, but I have had ARCs that had blurry photographs or photographs that didn't show the project properly.
The instructions on the how to make this origami piece are fairly easy to follow, you have a good guide with the pictures (which all match to what you should do), and with added written instructions you can't go wrong. We (well, mostly my fiance) did a nice number of origami projects from this book, from very simple to OMG is this a good idea (like the ice cream)? Some projects have to be done at another time as we didn't have all the necessary items (right sized paper or origami with a white side on one side for instance), we have tons of origami stuff, but apparently not enough).
It was quite fun doing these projects, and even though not all of these items are kawaii, I would recommend it. It will definitely be a few hours of fun with origami.
This book had some fantastic ideas and they look like the directions will be fairly simple. I will be using this with my art time. Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this.
4 stars read. Loved how clear and simple the projects were but I was a little disappointed by the fact there only 25 projects.
First of all, I need to thanks the author for using both the American measure system and the meter system, would have been able to try some of the projects without those precious meter measures!
Secondly, the first pages are very complete and the explications and tips are greats. The fact we are told we can use any time of paper and not only origami’s paper isn’t something common, most of the time we are told to only use paper for origami if we want to be able to realize projects. Also, 50 sheets of origami paper are included in the book (the reason why they're not many projects?). On the same page, a list of needed supplies is given, a very simple one (most supplies are already in our house).
The maybe most important pages of this book, “Basic Origami folds” is so clear and so well yet simply explained. There also an indication that videos are available for some of the book’s projects.
About the project themselves: they are truly kawaii (cute). Most of them are for beginners but some projects are more complex. It’s very easy to follow along and being able to complete the projects. I tried 4 projects for now and was able to do them without any difficulties.
The projects are rated from 1 star (easy project) to 5 stars (the very difficult ones) and a lot of them have tips to make things, even more, easier for us or prettier.
This is a great origami book. It contains cute projects different from the normal crane and butterfly we folded as kids. The colors are bright. The illustrations are easy to follow. The results are bragworthy.
The projects in this manual include a tea bag, an ice cream cone and a mini drawer. I enjoyed the clear instructions that showed arrows where the paper was to be bent and the contrasting color plainly seen. So often these are lacking when trying to learn an origami project.
I thought the variety of projects was interesting. Many books contain just origami animals, or origami flowers, etc. The reader can attempt their skill at folding many different items in this book.
After each instruction, a beautiful picture of the brightly colored finished project is found. Just looking at the results makes you smile and want to try your hand at origami.
I received an ARC from Quarto Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.
Oh my goodness, this book is truely "Kawaii"
I love the mix of projects in it, from useful to functional and decorative.
The projects range in difficulty.
The directions are clear and well explained, and there are suggestions for colour mixes and ways to decorate them.
I have to say I love all the projects in here, but the flower bowl, lucky stars and mini drawers are just lovely.
I will be having a try at all of them.
Overall a lovely, clear, colourful, super cute book that would make a fabulous gift for any crafter .
I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Race Point Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Kawaii Origami: Super Cute Origami Projects for Easy Folding Fun. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.
Do not let the cuteness fool you, Kawaii Origami is a well laid out, smartly put together book. I particularly liked the attention to the small details by the author, namely the table of contents with its pictures of each finished origami project. The author does a great job of describing Kawaii style, as well as the techniques and tools needed to be successful. The pages are filled with step-by-step instruction, so crafters of all skill levels will be able to follow along.
Kawaii Origami is a mix of the practical and the whimsical, so readers will be able to both use and display their finished work. Those who are looking for little storage options can choose such projects as the Masu Box (p. 8), Mini Trash Bin (p. 75), and the Mini Drawer (p. 80). There are options for little gifts, such as Love Knots (p. 29) and Woven Bracelet (p. 44). Whimsical projects include Ice Cream (p. 91), Bento Box (p. 67), and Cactus (p. 57). With other small items with which to practice folding techniques and learn new skills, Kawaii Origami simply has something here for everyone. I highly recommend Kawaii Origami: Super Cute Origami Projects for Easy Folding Fun to readers of all ages and skill levels.
Too cute!! Everything in this book is beyond adorable I can't wait to buy my own copy and make some kawaii origami!
I was attracted to this book by the front cover and was not disappointed. Lots of easy-to-make and colourful patterns. My only issue was the fact that some of the patterns require the use of glue and scissors. My prior exposure to origami did not require using these items. Overall, i still think its a great book worth trying and its colourful nature will appeal to children and young adults.
the color scheme was chibi. graphic and word instructions were fairly clear. I successfully made the weaved heart, the star, and was semi-successful with the bookmark.
too bad the other origami didn't quite entice me, as cute as they were. otaku who are dedicated to authenticity might complain at the use of scissors for some fo the origami, but they ain't the target audience anyway, its geared towards people who like kawaii paper things.
Kawaii Origami by Chrissy Pushkin is full of creative origami projects. My favorite was the tiny trash can. The pictures are amazing and bring the book to life. The projects are for advanced origami makers or those with a better grasp of directions. Once I was shown how to do a few of the folds, it was much easier. With a bit of patience this would be a great book for any origami lover.
This is very creative. You will get 50 sheets of origami paper with this book and inside are the step-by-step instructions to help. Pushkin is an expert from Paper Kawaii and provides a greatly detailed book. She is also the creator of the website Paper Kawaii, which is popular. You could make an origami ice cream cone with multiple "flavors" or mini drawer with space for items. There are 25 projects with illustrations provided. The origami in this book is a combination of the Japanese art and Kawaii pop-art style. Kids and beginners to origami will love this book as will those with a talent for the artform.
The projects are indeed kawaii, ranging from boxes and lucky stars, to bookmarks, cacti, sushi, and more! Projects are rated by difficulty level, which is helpful to know, especially for beginners to origami. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
I'm not a big origami person but I thought maybe this would be easy to follow and understand. I failed. If you have some knowledge of origami this would be a fantastic book. Very cute things. Love all the origami just failed at being able to actually make anything.
This was an adorable and easy to follow origami book perfect for beginners or kids. The projects are basic but useful. Plus the layout of the book and the photographs inside will have readers pulling the book off the shelf by cover appeal alone. My favorite project is the flower bowls, but also the book mark.
This colorful book explain in easy to follow, step by step projects, how to make different small useful object, folding sheets of paper with origami technique. You will make boxes, bags, envelopes, cactus, icecreams and others.
I received the book by Quarto Publishing Group as a Netgalley reviewer.
Whenever I want to learn a new origami design, I check out Chrissy Pushkin’s Paper Kawaii website or YouTube page first. Just as with her online tutorials, her new book includes clear, easy-to-follow instructions for designs of various skill levels. The Kawaii art style is all about cuteness. There are adorable pictures throughout the book that makes it fun to flip through. I reviewed an electronic copy of the book but will be purchasing a print copy so that I can get the 50 sheets of origami paper. I recommend this book to anyone who has always wanted to give origami a try.
These are adorable projects with easy instructions. I enjoyed the layout and am excited to create even more origami pieces.
Origami is a fascinating craft. It's almost magical how an ordinary piece of paper can morph into an object with only folding!
I wasn't aware that Kawaii Origami by Chrissy Pushkin was from the origami site Paper Kawaii! I love how she makes things slightly different(and cuter!) from the usual ones you find online, like a drawer, sushi, dustbin, bookmark, and the teabag found in today's post. Her latest book 'Kawaii Origami' has 50 new designs with easy to understand diagrams on how to make an origami bento box, envelopes, keychain tag, simple purse and more! What I wish could be improved is more variety of themes(this one appears to focus more on Japanese themed items) and more testing or some way to ensure a higher success rate of the end product.
Other than those, this is a fun and adorable book if you're into cute origami, suitable for beginners and intermediate crafters alike.
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