Origami Pocket

September 13, 2010


How to make an origami Pocket by Paula Krieg

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       As this is the beginning of the new school year, I am dedicating some posts on how to make an origami pocket. This is a great first project to make with students. It is a crowd pleaser, which is important to me because it can get a classroom of students happy to be  readily on board with paper and book arts. When I begin with  paper that is about 15 inch square  the resulting pocket can be a handy storage folder for on-going projects. 

   Before I go any further with this I want to clarify that this is not the traditional origami cup that one often sees.  For great directions on how to make an origami cup I recommend looking at  the  Kids Web Japan/Cup site. The noteworthy difference between the classic cup and my pocket is the width of the base of the structure.  I prefer the wider base as it is more suitable for storing books than the narrower, taller origami cup.  Just for the record, I was introduced to the origami pocket about a decade ago by a young boy, who learned it  from a TV program called Zoom.

I have have available a black and white copy of  directions on how to make an Origami Pocket.

5 Responses to “Origami Pocket”

  1. […] the left side of the spread the students pasted in an origami pocket.  This pocket is the home of a little book which contains information about Brazil.  The book is […]


  2. Ellen Ford Says:

    I am searching for the directions on how to make a Jacob’s Ladder pocket book with several pages on one side; close book; reopen other side which would again have several pages. Any help you might have would be greatly appreciated. ellen


  3. mohammad Says:

    Very nice, brief and helpful for a critical moment for me!!
    thank you


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