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Easy Origami

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  343 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A collection of 32 projects for novice origami hobbyists, clearly illustrated with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning papercrafters can follow with successful results. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup, and pinwheel to the more challenging figures of a penguin and a piano.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 5th 1992 by Dover Publications
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Jana Hyncicova
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Extremely good pictures and instructions my son managed to make an origami army and now he's selling them to make a bit of cash ...more
Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
Published 6 years before Teach Yourself Origami, this book seems like a preliminary draft of the later book. The instructions aren't quite as clear, and some of the projects at the beginning of the book simply don't work, either because a step was left out or because the instructions are unclear. I am thinking of the Tall Cap, which ends up looking nothing like the original, and the Oblong Box which is an oblong but not a box, having no bottom. The "Boat" does look like the illustration, but not ...more
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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Not all of the items in the book come out with his direction, dunce cap is the first of those and there are a few others. Probably all told 3 out 24 items. That does take some joy out of the process as does the ones that do not look like what you are supposed to be making and finally there are a few that are outright ugly. So it's a hit or miss type of thing but it does introduce you to the terminology and pictograms. ...more
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: crafts, non-fiction
Easy Origami is exactly what you'd expect. It's a book of a reasonable range of easy projects, including stuff like animals and flowers, nothing abstract or modular. The diagrams are clear and there's a page explaining all the symbols and folds. It's not a challenge, at all, but it's clear enough for a beginner -- even a child, with help. ...more
Enoch Perez
Montroll, John. Easy Origami Library Binding. (2019)
The book has a wonderful collection of 32 projects for the origami enthusiast. The book possesses illustrations and instructions that an experienced child crafter can follow successfully. There many projects one can create: hat, cup, penguin, pelican and piano. For example the piano project has five steps, however, the instructions are hard to follow. The book's instructions are not for any child. The directions can be more detailed and well de
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts
A great book for beginners or anyone interested in learning Origami. The instructions are easy to follow and the book offers numerous creative designs. For more complex Origami, see my other ratings.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have few creative bones in my body & found this book really easy to follow. The projects are small, the instructions real simple & the diagrams are helpful. For absolute novices like me who are attempting Origami for the first time ever, this book is a good starting point.
Dana Chisalita
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like this book very much.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A nice book to consider for a gift. Instructions are easy to follow.
Mayank Saraogi
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

Good book, creative origami. My 7 year old could do them. Recommended to everyone, beginners included. This 20 word minimum on reviews is stupid
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed the origami, couldn't stop, I ended up making 24 out of 30 in one day, this doesn't get a higher rating as there were 4 that I couldn't figure out from the instructions. ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Easy to follow the book, great for families.
Janna Garrett
Very easy

Make sure you go in order and don't skip models if you can help it. Book doesn't tell you names of common folds and I gave 3 stars because it over simplifies. Meant more for children beginners than adult beginners. You get what you pay for, it was only 3.50 on Kindle. Diagrams work well in ebook on a tablet.
4halsey5695 garcia
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It is the easiest way to learn origami things and now I know how to do more than five things..... figer puppets, fast paper planes, the tumbling man, flying suacers (4 types), dragons, etc.
It is the easiest way to learn learn some oragami figures because it tells you specific details on how to do it, and it also tells you step by step.The one thing i didn't like about was that it didn't have good graphics(color).
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Nov 30, 2012 added it
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great for the beginner!
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Great for kids
Got this for my 7 year old, she loves it! The projects are cute and easy enough for her to do on her own (yay!)
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