If you like Kawaii you will love Kawaii Origami. This is great to make things for the kids to go with other toys or to play with alone. Plus you can add these to other crafting projects you have going.
Kawaii Origami has everything you need to make your very own Kawaii origami creations—from an origami ice cream cone to an origami cat—all in one pack! With 50 sheets of adorable origami paper and 25 Kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions from Paper Kawaii expert Chrissy Pushkin.
Jump right in and start folding your way to cute with these Kawaii origami creations—from a multi-flavored ice cream cone to a super cute kitty cat—everything you need to get started is included in this pack! From the creator of the popular website Paper Kawaii, author Chrissy Pushkin combines two beloved Japanese art forms, Kawaii pop-art style and origami, in this book and paper pack.
With a tutorial on basic folds, 25 easy-to-follow and illustrated projects, and 50 colorful origami papers to get you started, you will be creating stunning and unique origami pieces like a pro in no time, like a traditional bento box, a shimmering twinkle star, a mini drawer to stash your stuff, and an origami trash bin, which received 3 million YouTube views alone!
I hope you enjoy creating Kawaii origami with me!
Kawaii is a Japanese concept that started in the 1970s. The word itself translates to “cute” in English. Although the word Kawaii in Japanese can be used to describe almost anything that is “cute,” ranging from clothing to jewelry, it is commonly used to describe the immensely popular and immediately identifiable art style seen in emojis and characters like Hello Kitty and Pokémon. Like most art styles, there are countless interpretations of what is considered “Kawaii,” the common attributes to this pop style are simple black lines, rounded characters with a youthful appearance, and the use of pastel colors. Kawaii art also makes use of simple facial expressions on characters with oversized heads on top of small bodies.
In this book, use your imagination and turn any, or all, of the origami models into fun and whimsical Kawaii characters. Use pens, markers, or crayons to transform your paper art into fully realized animals, characters, and personas!
This pretty, three-dimensional origami ice-cream cone almost looks like the real thing! You can use one or two colors of paper for the ice cream, depending on if you want one “flavor” or two.
This traditional origami water balloon is easy to make, and you can use it as a hanging decoration, a round object such as an apple, or even a little cube of wasabi. What makes this origami model extra fun is that you have to blow into it to make it take shape!
Dustpan, Scoop, & Lucky Stars
Here are two origami models that can actually be used to clean up! The first is a simple dustpan which only takes a minute to make! The second one is a scoop, which is a continuation of the dustpan. Once you have mastered this bigger version, try making a mini dustpan to go with the mini origami trash bin!
A traditional origami lucky star is made using a long strip of paper. You can cut strips from your own paper using scissors; they do not need to be exact. These cute, little stars make for perfect ornaments or little tokens of good luck for family and friends!
Cactus and Round Pot
This fun origami project is not sharp and is a perfect gift for your friend who cannot take care of a real plant—no watering is necessary! You can even make a couple of these origami cacti and stack them on top of each other to create different heights! Try different greens as well to give depth and variety.
This octagonal pot is perfect to use as a base for our cactus project. We will use two sheets of paper, one for the outside of the pot and one for the inside. The paper for the inside part needs to be a tiny bit smaller than the paper used for the outside. This project uses the same method as the traditional masu box.