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Welcome to /po/! We specialize in origami, papercraft, and everything that’s relevant to paper engineering. This board is also an great library of relevant PDF books and instructions, one of the best resource of its kind on the internet.

Questions and discussions of papercraft and origami are welcome. Threads for topics covered by paper engineering in general are also welcome, such as kirigami, bookbinding, printing technology, sticker making, gift boxes, greeting cards, and more.

Requesting is permitted, even encouraged if it’s a good request; fulfilled requests strengthens this board’s role as a repository of books and instructions. However do try to keep requests in relevant threads, if you can.

/po/ is a slow board! Do not needlessly bump threads.
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FAQs about origami

Where do I begin with origami and how can I find easy models?

Try browsing the board for guides, or other online resources listed below, for models you like and practice folding them.

A great way to begin at origami is to participate in the Let’s Fold Together threads >>>/po/lft - open up the PDF file and find a model you like, work on it, and discuss or post results.


What paper should I use?

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What I have

What I need
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no entiendo
>no entiendo
NO SHIT! You don't speak English. Fucking learn it latino faggot!!! For fuck sake if you people are as dumb as stale bread then at least use google translate inbreed toesucker
So so stop getting stuck
How stuck are you, and what have you got to share that hasn't already been shared?
What do you mean?

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Anyone know where to find BOS Booklets numbers 81 and higher? (except fo3 92, found that one)
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Thank you!
Does anyone have this one they could share with us?
Double no.
>Does anyone have this one they could share with us?

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hi /po/

does anyone have the scans for


there were some from the archive back from 2014 but the link died

also are there any more who did touhou papercraft stuff other than ssa and lily?
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got you lad. Just got done making a tan version for the summer and came here to post it. Thought the regular version was already here.
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Didn't have any good ideas on a sunflower so I took the texture from minecraft as I had that on hand. I include one for the bow on her neck and a bigger one to hold in her hand. I'm not the first anon that posted his, I built mine with him and he found this thread. I used tape to hold on the arms, gluing one and leaving the other free. It bounces on the tape so I thought she could use something to hold and wave around and included the sunflower texture bigger and mirrored so it can be glued together for her to hold. Wish I could have found a good watermelon slice.
Thanks. I'll make one as well when I finally get my fucking printer fixed.
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Tan edition. The tiny sunflower didn't work out quite right for the bow so I did thin wire jacket again.
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Vacation time!
I'm going nowhere, so here's a Patchouli for you.
Quite easy, and the scans were pretty clear too!
I didn't have to Photoshop the hell out of 'em this time.
That wire is actually nice, i like it when we improvise a little bit.

Like Patchouli's book, it originally was a simple and plain box, i've spent some extra time to make a 'real' book instead

where can I find this book? Origami Dragons Premium by Yamaguchi Makoto
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I have the newest joas in exchange
Which is why I have what you want, and you don't. Which is why you beg, insult, give so much time and effort to this big speech and after all that you still want, empty-handed. Okay, lol, cool story bro.
If your life was truly better than ANYONE else, the last place you would be is the Papercraft/Origami board of 4chan. Let alone begging for a pirated copy of a book. The veil is too thin for all this empty posturing. Epic fail... Go peddle your bullshit somewhere more gullible, like a Democratic Socialist convention.
>I never had to work
>I have a decent job
Lmao seethe

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Anybody from Vietnam here that could purcahse me some templates and scan them for me (for papercrafts that are only avalable to buy in Vietnam)? Would re-send all the money and everything, of course. If they got PayPal, else I can re-send the money with Steam vouchers. Anybody up to it?
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Yeah, I am drinking water
A little tip for you, nobody actually gives a fuck. Go back to your shit pond
What do you mean?Which pond Did you think that I felt in love with that f*** paperzonevn?
Im sorry for the impolite speech, I will leave immediately
Is 4chan now forcing people to self-censor their comments or what? XDDD WTF is going on here, crazy ppl

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New frog design.

Shit's lit yo.
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Mine turned out really good!
Why this nigga look like he about to give me a ‘Ring ding ding ding baa baa’?
Absolutely stunning

I've been told this design is evocative of crazy frog.
Buzz off diarehhamouth
Okie i see dat frog, joseph fleming

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Anyone has this Luka?
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This is the patreon link in case anyone wants it. https://www.patreon.com/pepasweet/posts
There is also an Etsy shop:
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Here's another Luka I made

Is there any papercraft armor models out there?

I mean armor without the person inside, like pic related, I would be neat to do something like this for your work desk
It would be western, oriental, historic, medieval, fantasy, anything goes
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Schreiber-Bogen models, ABC magazine, Zioprudenzio models.
where to get?
Zio Prudenzio Models you will find at

I hope, it helps...
Mogami Yoshiaki Historical Museum has a samurai armor model on their webpage: http://mogamiyoshiaki.jp/?p=log&l=207792
(They also have a lot of samurai helmets and weapons there.)
The first two you can find on only-paper.ru:
There are many other armors on that site if you look around.
Also, another samurai armors (including ones meant to be used on 1:12 scale action figures): https://www.niku-mansei.com/contents/05club/papercraft/paper_yoroikabuto.html

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Fellow anons, I come to you with a question:
I have 0 experience with papercraft of any kind, but would like to start doing some original origami (has to do with my specialisation, I'm a physicist). The question is where to look for information, where to start? I'll appreciate every tip you would provide, thanks in advance.
pic somewhat related
>look for information, where to start?
What kind of information you're looking for ? Something like how to fold ? Try "origami-shop". There are some free stuffs there. Another good place is youtube. Just search for origami and you'll find tons of them.
Look up stuff and lectures by Robert Lang and Eric Demaine - including their science and math papers. I just finished folding Lang's Rif Rif bird https://www.gathering4gardner.org/g4g13gift/art/LangRobert-GiftExchange-RifRifBird-G4G13.pdf (in step 6 I think it's better to just pinch in the midline instead of creasing all the way between the diagonals). It's not quite for someone with zero experience, but it's close. Compare it with the classic flapping bird by Samuel Randlett, easily available "everywhere"
Start out with easier stuff to learn the basic techniques. Jo Nakashima and Tadashi Mori are great yt channels for this.
Proceed to learn folding models from diagram.
Do tessellations for precision training.
Don't try to fold insects like pic related, or anything with long legs/appendages with printer paper or kami.
Learn to make tissue foil/double tissue to fold stuff like this and to fold models with two colors.
I started with kusudama and sonobe which are medicine balls made of paper. Interesting because of the different patterns one can craft from sizes of paper obviously the square and rectangular but also various 1:1.74 and 1√3 size paper to polish up your math .
Tomoko fuse , ekaterina lukasheva and Masha athanasaidi n others will get you addicted to making a ball for everyone .
By the time six months have passed youll be ready to make other more intricate polyhedra then in between you know can try to tackle simple origami models and crease patterns many that have videos on YouTube which you can slow down .
Mario Zavala is great for beginners .
After a year or so you should be able to read the legend and know about paper obviously to tackle box grid c.ps and diagrams .
Just try to fold things to keep your interest I don't know what physicists do ..not study of bugs or trees but maybe tessellation would be more benefit
Forgot. Eric Demaine has an MIT OpenCourseware class on folding if you decide you want to get into the mathematics or computational origami.

argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh argh .!!
This move is giving me make pattern baldness How do I go from this skirt to those shorts ?
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This is my target
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Half of c.p on colour

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i have been into origami for a while now and i feel like i can't find any challenging origami. Anyone have any REALLY challenging origami instructions? Found some cool pictures but i cant find the instructions.
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My dad gifted me this book when I was like 8, to this day I cannot recreate those models. I feel so dumb
Love it anon
OP may have it, but I didnt. So thank you :)
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Not OP, (its me from above again ^^)
But thanks for sharing that origami book! Now I've done my first ever origami! A seal and a walrus :)
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Everything was nice until it was time for the shell, idk what i did wrong

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Day 2
988 to go
Good luck with your Crane army

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Hi, I'm looking for papercraft Whatsapp/Telegram groups. If anyone is in one and is willing to send a link that would be great, and if you're not that's ok.
It's mostly lowploy
https://t.me/joinchat/N7n0oBbvzLZrxNUTnKSGBQ is in spanish,but there they share a lot of low poly,tomorrow i'll try to repost a lot of files
Thank you!
Facebook has the most organized and active origami groups outside of Asia .
You need to join as many groups and follow all the friends of friends before long you should see ppl posting from groups you can join . They often do paid tutorial on zoom or have unofficial videos on bilibili/ Vimeo to make a few .
Sometimes like during the pandemic ppl were setting up group chats but not much origami was discussed your really aren't missing out

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Is papercraft as a hobby dying?
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Well, things are only going to get worse every year until something is done about the endless stream of mindless apps and platforms that want nothing but your time. Today's 20 year olds and especially the next generation will have a tough time concentrating on anything, I'm sure of it. But hey, it was neat being able to look at a 5 year old thread.
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I don't think its because people have lost interest in hobbies like these, as much as it is that people are lonely. Online vidya games and electronics allow you that social interaction with other people that hand-held hobbies don't offer unfortunately. If you took this medium and gave it the social advantage that vidya/internet has, and then removed it from vidya, you'd probably have more people doing hobbies like these instead of playing vidya.
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It is kinda depressing how unimpressive my level of craft skills are when you can see the stuff a 3d printer can pop out
handmade stuff has SOVL
3D printed stuff is soulless

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