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Origami is one of the most versatile crafts kids and adults can engage in. It offers the freedom to transform a plain or decorative piece of paper into masterpieces. With more free time on our hands right now, Origami is a great diversion. It allows us to tap into our creativity and express ourselves through the manipulation of folding paper. The art of Origami goes back to 17th century Japan but is appreciated and practiced globally now. Did you know that according to Japanese legends, anyone folding 1000 cranes will be granted a wish? Cranes are also a symbol of hope, peace and healing and that makes them relevant and felicitous right now.

While we love making cranes, there is an abundance of Origami books from Tuttle Publishing that will teach us how to make a variety of Origami animals, bugs, birds, dinosaurs, sea creatures and more. Here are two books and one kit, all focusing on animals and critters, we’ve added to our collection.

Origami Jungle kit

The Origami Jungle Kit comes with everything you need to create your own jungle. Included are 96 sheets of authentic patterned and solid origami paper along with an easy-to-follow 32-page instruction booklet. There are enough supplies to make 42 projects for newbies to more experienced folders. Each project is explained with step-by-step, detailed, colorful illustrations so it’s easier to master this art form. Some of the critters you can make include a crocodile, dragonfly, jumping frog, lion, orchid, parrot, toucan and many more. This kit is perfect for home and school and would make an ideal gift for crafters or for those who just love animals.

Origami Animals

Once you’ve practiced with your kit material, you’ll want to expand your folding skills and create more Origami animals, birds, and other critters. The Ultimate Book of Origami Animals features 120 different projects. The book is divided into 3 parts and 13 sections.

Zoo Animals

  • Savanna & Dessert Animals
  • Woodlands & Wetlands
  • Zoo Favorites
  • Familiar Animals
  • Birds
  • Common Pets
  • More Pets & Farm Animals

The Aquarium

  • Penguin’s Corner
  • Popular Sea Creatures
  • Reptile Park
  • Interesting Sea Creatures
  • Exotic Fish & Crustaceans

Prehistoric Park

  • Creatures from the Past
  • Land Dinosaurs
  • Flying Dinosaurs
  • Mammoth

The onset of the book shares info on paper shapes and sizes, along with a lesson on how to fold the paper and the symbols used for each fold. Each project is ranked according to difficulty from easy to challenging. You will be walked through each animal with numbered and illustrated step-by-step instructions. You’ll notice that some instructions will call for scissors and eyes. Included in this book is a sheet of sticker eyes in various sizes and shapes. Take advantage of these and add them to your animal characters. Start off with an easy project and then let your creativity flow. Some of the animals you can make include a lion, elephant, tiger, panda, flamingo, monkey, swan, chicken, orca, seahorse, Tyrannosaurus and much more. This book is a must-have if you love Origami. secret code: nature.

Origami Animal Sculpture


The Origami Animal Sculpture 128-page book is filled with 22 projects for advanced folders. When you have mastered this art and want to make more detailed sculptured animals, this book will enhance your skills and set you apart from the crowd. The book is divided into six sections with several projects each.

  • Adirondack Camp
  • Adirondack Animals
  • Insects
  • Cephalopods
  • Arctic Marnine Mammals
  • Hex Base Critters

Each project is explained with beautiful photos, easy-to-follow illustrated directions, and an instructional DVD that will also walk you through the steps. If you are a visual learner, this will definitely help improve your origami skills. These projects use larger pieces of paper, so you’ll have to check your supplies before attempting them. If you’re ready to stretch your skills and step into some deeper origami sculptures, then you’ll enjoy making the Asian Elephant, Foxy Fox, Adirondack Moose, Butterflies, Lizards and more. It’s a beautiful book that offers lots of interesting critters to create with origami.

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

99 Comments

  1. I’d like to win this for my tween daughter, who would love to make these and has the patience to do them.

  2. I would like to win this prize pack for my grandkids. My daughter and husband have 5 kids between them and are always looking for things to do.

  3. My granddaughter would love this, she loves making paper airplanes and this would be so different for her

  4. Origami brings back wonderful memories with my favorite aunt. We used to make them all the time, when she would come visit. Now, I would love to continue the memories with my granddaughter.

  5. My nephews and nieces love all animals. They would love this prize as they would get to craft the animals they love.

  6. I love origami myself and hope my kids would be interested in it too with the help of these books.

  7. I would love to win these books to teach my grandkids to make these amazing Origami Animals & Critters. They would absolute love doing these and learning how to do them. It would be so much fun to pass the time away when we can’t get out much with COVID. I have them on their upcoming school break, and all summer, which I have since they were born. They are 6 and 8.

  8. I enjoy paper folding and making origami figures. My grandchildren also enjoy it so this prize would be great to share with them when we can get together again.

  9. I would love to win this so my grandson has something fun to do when he comes to spend the weekend with me.

  10. This looks so adorable. I am always looking for creative and fun activities to tie into my homeschool plan 😀

  11. I would like to teach my grandchildren this craft. It will be a unique opportunity for them to remember special times we spend together.

  12. I would love to win this for my grandchildren; it is a very fun craft to learn, especially with animals.

  13. My kids got some origami paper for christmas but are not sure what to do with it! This would be fun for them!

  14. I’m very interested in learning how to make the Origami Animal Sculptures! When I was about 11, I went to Japan. On JAL on the way there, a man (He was Japanese and owned a LOCK company in Tokyo –Hori Locks), made me an airplane. It was a sculpture. He took one page of a magazine and created this masterpiece plane. I had it for years, but finally it fell apart. He is gone now, he ended up years later with brain cancer…very sad. But any ways, in his lifetime he wrote to my Mother and I, we learned much from his kindness. This book reminds me of him, so thanks for the memories!

  15. I think it would be so much fun doing origami with my granddaughter when she is visiting us at the lake. i think it would be great quality time together!

  16. I have five grandchildren who really like making crafts and different projects.
    I feel they would really enjoy learning to make the Origami Animal Sculptures craft.

  17. I would love to win this! Origamis are works of stunning artwork! They look like sharp sculptures! No matter what shape they are made into! They would make great gifts 🎁

  18. I’d love to win this for my kid. She is just learning origami now and this will be a great book to go with what she’s been learning!

  19. Over 140 projects in these two books! The grand daughter is just the right age to start doing these with her grand mother.

  20. This would be really fun to do with the kids as a craft project while homeschooling. We could do a whole school project around it.

  21. I would love to win because my girls are very interested in art and origami. They know how to make a few things, but I know they would love to learn more.

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