Origami-Fun has a number of easy instructions, including a page of very simple origami patterns designed for children to follow, while the Origami Research Center offers links to a couple of dozen simple models of ten steps or less. The patterns on Origami-Fun are available on the site and downloadable as printable PDF files, with video instructions also provided for several patterns.
The patterns on Origami-Fun are labeled by difficulty, with a number of models of easy and medium difficulty. Patterns include traditional models such as a sailboat and a crane, as well as a variety of other animals, flowers, boxes and other objects. All instructions have written explanations and diagrams showing the placement and direction of folds, as well as photographs of the completed models. Origami-Fun also features articles on folding tips, reviews of origami paper sellers and links to other origami sites online.
The Origami Research Center has a page of basics with detailed explanations of the standard symbols used in origami diagrams and directions for making all the basic folds and bases for models. The site also lists a large number of free online origami patterns of all difficulty levels. Many of these patterns have instructions ranging from simple to challenging to follow.