You don't need any tools for most origami models, just the paper, and your hands. That being said, there are numerous models that can benefit from some extra help in the form of tools. The following origami accessories are a great start for your toolkit, and they can help you with precision, sharpness, and accuracy.
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Traditionally made of bone, these smooth tools are now created out of plastic or wood. They're used to make paper folds more crisp. Also, if you're folding a large number of modules or folding many models to sell, these bone folders stop your hands from going numb and getting blisters from all the pressing.
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There are many traditional origami models that require a few cuts. A nice pair of small sharp scissors will make those that do need them neater. Alternately, you can choose to use an exacto for making precise cuts.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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While these tools aren't a must, they can help with the basics for origami and are especially useful if you also enjoy other paper crafts.
Known as the grandmaster of origami, Akira Yoshizawa believed the process of creating is just as important as the results. His mantra was, "When your hands are busy, your heart is serene."