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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.

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Fold a delightful Sand Dollar from a square sheet of paper.
by Arsalan Wares
The Minimalist’s Box is surprisingly easy to fold.
A super-easy sailboat on the sea that can be a letterfold, a place card or just a decoration.
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A one-piece box designed as a wedding favor.
How to fold a mathematically exact pentagon from a square.
The blintz fold from the early 17th century to the present, and how it has opened up possibilities for more complex origami design. Originally published on March 31, 2021, the article was revised and expanded in April 2022.
A bowl with variations and an excellent way to cut a pentagon from kaleidoscope paper.
A sturdy 12-piece ring with an attractive color change.
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A tessellation that results in a curved surface with varied levels of reflection.