Encourage staff and patrons to create origami for your display!
Recommendations for Adults:
3D Origami Fun!: 25 Fantastic, Foldable Paper Projects by Stephanie Martyn (Oct 2015)
A collection of 3D origami designs and techniques.
Floragami by Armin Taubner (Mar 2014)
Create stylized versions of real flowers, whimsical fantasy flowers, and beautiful floral balls and wreaths - 40 designs in all - using cut, folded, and glued paper.
Origami for Busy People: 27 Original On-the-Go Projects by Marcia Joy Miller (Nov 2011)
This little book provides a variety of shorter and longer projects than can be completed during a coffee break, over lunch, or whenever a mini vacation is required.
The Lost Art of Towel Origami by Alison Jenkins (Oct 2005)
Stun your guests by skillfully creasing and crinkling your linen into works of art.
Uber Origami: Every Origami Project Ever! by Duy Nguyen (Mar 2010)
Includes instructions for creating origami animals, mythical creatures, man and machine, holiday origami, and irregular origami.
Recommendations for Teens:
Kusudama Origami by Ekaterina Lukasheva (Jan 2014)
A kusudama is a traditional Japanese sphere formed by modular origami construction techniques. This guide presents instructions for more than forty elaborate kusudama that range in shape from stars to flowers to pinwheels.
Girligami: A Fresh, Fun, Fashionable Spin on Origami by Cindy Ng (June 2013)
Twenty adorable all-new designs are perfect for anyone who loves fashion, friends, and folding.
Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch (Oct 2011)
T.J. and his sister, Angela, learn how to move forward and be happy while in foster care.
Recommendations for Children:
Diggin' Dirt: Science Adventures with Kitanai the Origami Dog by Thomas Kingsley Troupe (Jan 2013)
Kitanai the origami dog introduces soil and discusses the different layers, including topsoil, bedrock, and subsoil.
The Pirate Girl's Treasure: An Origami Adventure by Peyton Leung (Apr 2012)
A pirate girl travels through mountains, valleys, a cave and finally by sea to reach the treasure her grandfather has hidden for her, in an imaginative adventure that lets the reader recreate the story through an origami activity at the end.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (Mar 2010)
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger pupper of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or no the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
Sadako's Cranes by Judith Loske translated by Kate Westerlund (Sept 2015)
Sadako, who survived the nuclear blast at Hiroshima but develops leukemia years later, learns that folding one thousand paper cranes will grant her one wish, and she sets out on her task, hoping to recover from her illness.