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Paper folders like to share their models with people from all over the world. To help us do this, folding symbols were developed. These will help you to learn origami. Click to the link above to find a few of the important ones to begin with.



White side of the paper



Colored side of the paper




Valley fold




Mountain fold




Fold and unfold




Fold in this direction - see “valley fold” above




Fold backward - see “mountain fold” above



Crease made previously







Inside reverse fold



Outside reverse fold




Turn over


Turn around

Step fold

Enlarging the following diagram



Push in or sink


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