About the Origami Cup
The traditional origami cup is about as simple as it gets, so it is a great origami model for beginners or children! There are only seven folds in the origami cup instructions. It is a bit of a test of your folding accuracy though. If you’re reasonably accurate you can actually use it & drink out of it without water pouring out of the bottom. Probably only once or twice before the paper gets too wet and falls to bits.
You could also fold an origami teapot to accompany your cup, but this one doesn’t hold any liquid.
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Folding the Traditional Origami Cup
You can use just about any paper for this one, although something reasonably robust might be a good idea if you don’t want the cup to collapse into a soggy pulp as soon as you put water in it. Paper that is coloured differently on each side isn’t necessary, but I think makes the cup look more interesting.
This 3D origami cup model takes only a minute or two to make. There aren’t any complicated folds, so I would classify this as a very simple model.
My advice Fold slowly, drink quickly.
Origami Cup Diagrams
The origami cup is one of the models included in my new book, Origami Made Simple. If you are new to origami, this book is perfect for you because it includes written instructions along with the diagrams. The 40 models in the book progress in difficulty with each chapter, starting at 10 steps or less, up to a maximum of 25 steps.
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