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15+ Origami and Paper Art Kits to Help You Master the Art of Paper Folding

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The art of origami has a long history. And while it’s mainly associated with Japanese culture, the ancient paper craft also has roots in China and Europe. Traditional origami involves folding single sheets of paper into elaborate sculptures without cutting and sticking. While the Chinese crafted boats and boxes, the Japanese often sculpted nature-inspired motifs such as flowers and birds. In Europe, paper-folding evolved from napkin-folding, but eventually moved beyond fancy dinner parties and into schools, where children would create paper art during playtime.

Today, origami continues to be a popular pastime among children and adults alike—particularly for those who want to learn a new craft without investing too much in materials. And with so many great DIY kits available, it’s super easy to create impressive paper sculptures. In this list, we’ve included 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!

Want to learn the ancient art of origami? Check out our list of some of the best DIY kits.


Origami Flowers Kit


Paper Octopus Lampshade

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

VasiliLights | $81.36


DIY Kimono Girl Kit

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

bila | $15.29


“Birds” Papercraft 3D Wall Sculpture


Traditional Japanese Designs


Paper Fish Lampshade

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

VasiliLights | $70.59


DIY Baby Mobile Kit

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

MUKUNOKO | $26.37+


Paper Fox Mask

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

Wintercroft | $17.37


“The Globe Theatre” Architecture Paper Model Kit


Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit


Paper Ikebana


Star Wars Origami


“Hanging Kitten” DIY Paper Art Wall Mount

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

EcogamiShop | $11.41


Lucky Star Kit

Best Origami Kit Paper Art DIY Projects

LoveDnAshop | $12.70


Paper Bonsai Kit


Hokusai Origami Paper


DIY 3D Pen Holder


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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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