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Welcome to The Fold, the online magazine of OrigamiUSA! On this page you will find articles about folding in general, design, techniques, and, of course, diagrams! We hope you enjoy the magazine. Articles are added over the course of each 2-month issue, so check back regularly or subscribe to our RSS feed. Select any keyword in the menu to see all articles with that keyword, or see here for a pictorial listing of all diagrams.

If you like box pleating, crease patterns and cartoons, this model is for you.
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Brrr ... enjoy folding your own polar family.
Our critics say that color changes, cuteness and fun abound in this book.
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by Laura Rozenberg
The story of how two of the most important players in the “new” origami movement of the 20th century — Akira Yoshizawa and Gershon Legman — met for the first time. It is a sister article to one in The Paper.
A Santa that can stand on his own or be curved into a finger puppet.
A holiday cookie along with a printable PDF of the paper.
A simple Santa with many variations.
A star that highlights the squash fold, Anita’s favorite.
Design by Mark Bolitho, artwork by Paul Hanson
A simple, elegant tree designed by the late Mark Bolitho, with cartoon diagrams by Paul Hanson.
A star that folds flat but expands when removed from an envelope.