World Origami Days Paper Pack

Through special arrangement, Paper Tree — The Origami Store will be selling a World Origami Days Paper Pack, filled with all the essential origami paper you'll need for WOD 2021 classes. The cost of the paper pack is only $25; a bargain compared to buying them all individually!

Gold Mine Special Sale

For WOD 2021, we are making available items that we normally only sell in person at Convention. These will be available in The Origami Source for a limited time only while supplies last beginning shortly before WOD 2021 opens on October 24. The sale will end a few days after WOD 2021 closes on November 11.

We are pleased to announce sponsorships for WOD 2021 from Aitoh and from Tuttle Publishing. Every order at The Source placed during WOD 2021 will include 2 free packages of paper—one paper from Tuttle and one paper from Aitoh!

Orders must be received between October 24 and November 14 to get the free paper (available while supplies last). All items sold at The Source during this timeframe are eligible for this promotion.

  • Gold Mine products are no longer available.

Supplies for All Events

These are all the events of WOD 2021 and the recommended supplies for each. Printable version.

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

King David’s Crown: 4 sheets of 8.5x11” or 4 sheets of A4;
Canoe Based Crown: 9 to 11 sheets of 8.5x11” or A4. (depending on head size);
Optional: Glue stick

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

For each plinth you will need:
1 sheet of 8.5 x 11” and 1 sheet 4.5” square;
OR pre-printed templates (These can be printed on letter or A4 paper)

Monday, October 25, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

15 squares of paper, which will each be cut into two 1:√3 rectangles;
Scissors/cutting tool;
OR 30 rectangles in proportion 1:√3 if you wish to prepare in advance.
Paper with a different colour on each side is recommended because both sides of the paper will show.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

15x 15 ㎝ &9 x 9 ㎝ Kami paper(6” & 3.5”);
Brooch pin back

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

4 sheets of plain origami paper 15 x 15 cm (6” x 6”) (Cut according to pdf) ;
4 sheets of patterned origami paper 15 x 15 cm (6”x6”) (Cut according to pdf);
1 skewer (for hanging);
2 beads (for end of skewer);
wire 20-25 cm (~8 to 10”) (for hanging);

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Bat: 2 sheets of paper 15 x 15 cm (6”) bicolor (black and white is perfect);
Cat: 15 x 15 cm (6”)Tant (or kami will work-no color changes)

Friday, October 29, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Pre-Creased triangular grid 1:32 parallel to the longer side of the paper;
Use the diagram for my Butterfly (in supplemental materials), in the first steps (1-19) a 1:16 grid is folded. Repeat steps 16-18 one more time for a 1:32 grid.
Paper: Elephant Hide or similar; strong and stiff.
Size: around DinA4 or A4/US Letter paper (or bigger (rectangle, just a bit longer than a square);

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Halloween Blocks: 15 x 15 cm (6”) paper for each block, regular kami or duo kami. Please prepare three sheets of paper with an 8 x 8 grid, mountain folds, on dominant color side.
Magic Hat: 15 cm (6”) kami (black);
Santa Bookmark: 15 cm (6”) kami paper (duo red/white)

Sunday, October 31, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

One uncut square of regular origami paper. Minimum recommended size: 24 x 24 cm (9.4”).

Monday, November 1, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Maple Leaf: Solid-color paper 10 to 15 cm square (4 to 6-inches square). Any color you like for an autumn maple leaf. "TANT" is ideal, but you may use any similar paper. Ordinary origami paper is acceptable if you must.

Sea Lion: "TANT" will be ideal, but you may use any similar paper, (not heavier than 110 gsm) and in any color you like. Your paper should measure 20 to 30 cm square (8 to 12-inch).

Tools: Paper towels, Water (a spray bottle or a cup), a Bamboo Skewer, or a thin Knitting Needle. A pair of pointed tweezers will be helpful but not essential.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Top: 24 x 24 cm (9.4”) duo colored paper;
Bottom: 15 x 15 cm (6”) paper (only one side will show).

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

12 sheets of 15 x 15 cm (6”) kami recommended, 4 colors (3 sheets of each);
Classic Mondrian: yellow, red, black and white.

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT

Three smaller squares 15 x 15 cm (6”), folded into 8 x 8 square grids;
One larger square 20 to 35 cm (8-14“), folded into a 32 x 32 square grid;
A strong paper like Tant or Skytone is recommended, although kami will also work.

Monday, November 8, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST

15 total American dollar bills (12 for the books, 3 for the bookshelf).
In order to learn, the folding and assembly have at least 5 bills (3 for the bookshelf, 2 for books). We will fold as many volumes as time and patience permit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST

Required: 1 square of thick paper, 8”-10” on a side, 90-120 gsm;
Small bowl of plain water;
Paper towels;
6 mini clothespins (or binder clips, or other such miniature clamp);
Sticky tape (masking or painter’s recommended).

Optional, but recommended: Hair dryer, atomizer spray bottle, tool with a small, rounded tip (e.g. embossing tool, knitting needle or retracted mechanical pencil), bone folder.

Further notes on paper: A 6” square will work for those who like to fold in miniature. Tant paper, at 78 gsm, is a bit thin for wet folding, but can work at smaller sizes (6”-8”). I have successfully folded this from a 10” square cut from a paper grocery sack, which is a type of thick kraft paper. Foil paper will work in lieu of wet folding, but the spread squashes will be difficult to perform neatly.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST

This mouse folds nicely from 25 x 25 cm (10”) foil-backed paper. The one in the photo is folded from 25 cm Alufoil (folded white-side out, which is how the model will be taught).

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST

Kami paper recommended;
Crane attachment 7.5 cm x 15 cm (3x6”) x 1 sheet;
Lid: 15 x15 cm (6”) x 2 sheets;
Box Body: 15 cm x 15 cm (6”) x 4 sheets;
A cutting tool (scissors or X-Acto knife).

Friday, November 12, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST

One sheet of hexagon shaped paper. There is no color change so a single color will do. A good size is a hexagon 20 to 23 cm (8 to 9”) measured edge to edge. Smaller works well too. You can consult this video to make a hexagon from a square or rectangle

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

3 square sheets of kami paper or printer paper 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10”) black on both side

Sunday, November 14, 2021, 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST

1 sheet of metallic washi or Yuzen, cut to 3” x 30”.