This model is very beautiful ofcourse: Origami
Unicorn by Roman Diaz
But if you've never folded a model before, it's not a very good model
There are many videos and sites with origami instructions on the
These instructions vary from very easy to almost impossible to fold,
This is a good site for beginners:
It contains instructions for these kind of origami models:
You Tube is
also a great site to find easy models. Just type 'easy origami' or
'easy origami bird'
in the search box and you'll get a long list of videos with nice
Next to basic folds you have basic shapes. These are shapes which you
fold before the
details of the model are folded.
A good example is the bird base:
Many different types of models can be folded out of this bird base, a
bird for example.......
EASY and CHEAP
You could buy special expensive origami paper for folding your models,
packs of coloured a4 papers or gift wrap papers are also fine for
folding nice models.
I folded these firework rockets from gift wrap paper, for example: Origami
Fireworks Flower bag
Paper table skirt
And these are some models which I folded from coloured a4
Daisy with cutting, so
3D Card with Tulip
more easier Newspapers
are also great for making easy Origami models, this vase is a good
If you do have beautiful and/or expensive papers, it's smart to
practice a model
with cheap white papers first. I design most of my models using white
before making it with special textured papers.
You also don't need to buy expensive books to get instructions for good
almost all of these instructions are on the internet too nowadays.
still great to give as a present ofcourse, or just to have something
special for yourself.
More and more newer books go with a pack of origami papers which are
designed for the models of that book. These books can be even cheaper
buying a pack of 'real' origami paper.
These are some more fun beginner-models of myself: Origami bug
are some videos with nice beginner-models:
Origami heart - Make shiny
paper hearts out of red, pink and white papers
Origami Feather -
Easy to fold and decorative Origami feathers
Origami Bookmark - White
bookmark with a large red heart, could be nice as a gift
Origami Worm - Easy to
fold and funny worm
Origami Flying Spinning
This one could be a little to hard, but it's a great toy
Are these models still to difficult for you?
Patience, if you can't fold a model after a few tries, just lay it
aside and try again later or
wait until the next day. If you still don't succeed folding it, forget
the model, and try to
find another one you like (this is how I did it when I couldn't design
own models yet)