The history of origami has a long, interesting history. It followed after the invention of paper and was a result of paper’s use in society. Independent paper folding traditions exist in East Asia, and it is unclear whether they evolved separately or had a common source.
Many people believe that it originated in Japan, however it is now believed that its true roots were planted in China and Europe.
Origami is back in a big way with the youth of today. But there is also a large contingent of adults who want to learn a new craft later in life without investing too much in materials. And with so many great DIY kits available, it’s super easy to create impressive paper sculptures.
We’ve put together a list for you that includes some of the best paper art projects that come with everything you need, including inspiration, origami paper, and step-by-step instructions. From pretty paper flowers to an elaborate octopus lampshade, you’ll master those complex folds in no time!