How to Make an Origami Book

Make a little book out of 2 sheets of paper without any glue or tape

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How to Make an Origami Book
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Take one sheet of A4 paper and one sheet of A5

Take one sheet of A4 paper and one sheet of A5

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Fold A4 sheet in half

Fold A4 sheet in half

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Open sheet and fold in half the other way

Open sheet and fold in half the other way

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Open up sheet and fold left side into centre... Open and fold other side into centre to make 8 rectangles

Open up sheet and fold left side into centre... Open and fold other side into centre to make 8 rectangles

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Open sheet and fold longest side up to centre

Open sheet and fold longest side up to centre

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Open sheet and fold the other side to centre to make 16 rectangles

Open sheet and fold the other side to centre to make 16 rectangles

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Using scissors or craft knife cut up first column 3 rectangles then next column cut down 3 rectangles then last column cut 3 rectangles. You should have made an M or W shape

Using scissors or craft knife cut up first column 3 rectangles then next column cut down 3 rectangles then last column cut 3 rectangles. You should have made an M or W shape

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Fold one column on top of the next column

Fold one column on top of the next column

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Fold first column back and forth like a fan or accordion up to the top of first column

Fold first column back and forth like a fan or accordion up to the top of first column

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Then fold second column back and forth like a fan

Then fold second column back and forth like a fan

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Fold first two folded columns onto the second two columns... Folding should always be neat and tight. Don't fold over more than one sheet. This is a common mistake. Fold back to back.

Fold first two folded columns onto the second two columns... Folding should always be neat and tight. Don't fold over more than one sheet. This is a common mistake. Fold back to back.

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Continue to fold rectangles forward and back, column by column

Continue to fold rectangles forward and back, column by column

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Until you have folded all columns. This is the inside of your book...

Until you have folded all columns. This is the inside of your book...

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Now for your front cover! Get your A5 sheet of paper and fold in half horizontally

Now for your front cover! Get your A5 sheet of paper and fold in half horizontally

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Open sheet then fold in half up to your little finger so you leave a slight gap

Open sheet then fold in half up to your little finger so you leave a slight gap

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Open up sheet and fold in half the other way up to your little finger... You have now created your spine

Open up sheet and fold in half the other way up to your little finger... You have now created your spine

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The spine of your book

The spine of your book

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Open up sheet of paper

Open up sheet of paper

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Using your little finger place next to the inside spine and fold up to your little finger leaving a gap between folded paper and spine... Repeat on other side

Using your little finger place next to the inside spine and fold up to your little finger leaving a gap between folded paper and spine... Repeat on other side

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Open sheet then fold in half horizontally. The fold down all the folds to make book cover shape with flaps

Open sheet then fold in half horizontally. The fold down all the folds to make book cover shape with flaps

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Slot first page of inside cover in between left flap

Slot first page of inside cover in between left flap

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Slot back inside page into right flap

Slot back inside page into right flap

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Fold together and your origami book is made!  If you choose to you can put them between something heavy to flatten it a little

Fold together and your origami book is made! If you choose to you can put them between something heavy to flatten it a little

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Once you have mastered this technique you can make different sizes and use textured/patterned papers.

Once you have mastered this technique you can make different sizes and use textured/patterned papers.

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You can experiment with a variety of materials and decorate. Use books for projects, sketchbooks, journals, diaries or fill with loving words, quotes and photos. An alternative for valentines cards

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