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!http://bit.ly/OrigamiCrane

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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.http://bit.ly/OrigamiDino

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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!http://bit.ly/OrigamiBoxes

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    Flower power

    As pretty as real flowers, but without the maintenance! Brighten up your workspace with a lily or two.http://bit.ly/OrigamiFlower

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    Happy hearts

    Tell someone how much they mean to you with a delicate paper heart. These ones beat as well!http://bit.ly/OrigamiHeart

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