Five simple but beautiful origami tutorials

Me-time is just as much about investing in yourself as pampering yourself, so how about taking ten to learn a new skill? We've pulled together some of our favourite tutorials for some simple origami, the art of Japanese paper folding.

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    Cutie crane

    Most people's first foray into origami is the beautiful paper crane. Make four or five and they'll make cute decorations for your home, or even your Christmas tree!

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    Deadly dinos

    This one will keep the kids entertained. They'll be amazed that a single square bit of paper can transform into a dinosaur with just a bit of folding.

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    Brilliant boxes

    Origami doesn't just have to look pretty - it can be functional too. Make one for your desk for your paper clips, one for your dressing table for your earrings, or one for your hallway for your spare change!

  4. 4

    Flower power

    As pretty as real flowers, but without the maintenance! Brighten up your workspace with a lily or two.

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    Happy hearts

    Tell someone how much they mean to you with a delicate paper heart. These ones beat as well!

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