Origami - Tools Required

While basic origami requires just a sheet of paper and a flat surface.  Specialized tools are available which make origami much more easier and the finished work appear more distinct and professional.

A bone folder is used to make sharp folds in the paper.  Bone folders were originally made of bone.

Nowadays, bone folders are made of wood and, even, plastic.  If you do not have a bone folder, simple house hold articles such a metal spoon, ruler or an unused credit card can be used.   

Origami paper is special paper which is used for origami.  It is colored on one side and white on the other.  It is available at most hobby stores.  It comes in sets of 25-50 pieces.  Origami paper comes in many sizes.  Ordinary printer paper or recycled paper can be used as substitutes.