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Origami Square Letterfold Tutorial
If you have written a note you'd like to send in style, check out some origami letter folds, there are numerous traditional designs to choose from, today I'd like to show you the first one that I learnt, the 'square letter fold' or sometimes just called 'letter fold'.
For this origami model you need to start with letter paper, it also works with any size rectangular paper such as A4 and A5.
This beginner origami model works best with thin paper however also works with craft paper, but might be a bit stiff.
Most kids from the age of 5 could learn this easy origami model and it would be lots of fun for passing notes to your school friends!
For more information and some origami diagrams on letter folds, check out this useful collection at origami-resource-center.comContinue to 2 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 1
Start by writing your note and make sure your writing is facing up before you start.
Fold the paper in half, bottom to top.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 2
Next fold a section about a finger width up from the bottom edge.
Turn the paper over.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 3
Fold the paper in half right to left and then unfold.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 6
You will now have a center crease.
Fold the bottom right corner up and line it up to the center crease as shown.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 4
Fold the left bottom corner up to meet the centre crease.
Fold the remaining top section down.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Step 5
Turn the model over.
Fold the little triangles up on the left and right.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Origami Square Letterfold - Final Step 7
Finally, fold the left and right corners down to meet the bottom center point, and then insert them both into the little pocket!
I hope your origami letter fold turned out well, remember that origami takes practise and even an easy model like this one may take a few tries to get right!
If you'd prefer to watch a video tutorial on how to make this useful origami model, check out my tutorial on youtube here.
If you have trouble with this model you can practise some easier origami by learning how to fold the Origami Masu Box. If you are an absolute beginner, you could start by learning the 12 origami base folds, here.
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