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Tea bag folding is a paper folding technique, with Dutch origins, using tea bags or small printed pieces of paper to form a geometric design. It is also known as kaleidoscope folding or miniature kaleidoscope origami.

Tea bag folding originated in Holland. Credit for its origin is given to a woman named Tiny van der Plaas. Sitting at her table, worrying about a birthday card for her sister that she had forgotten to pick up, Tiny van der Plaas began folding the envelope that enclosed her tea bag. In Holland, tea bag envelopes are colorful and decorated with fruit, etc. This gave her an idea and, also, gave birth to tea bag folding.

In this section you can find free tea bag folding instructions, free printable tiles, photo galleries and other information about tea bag folding, along with links to tea bag folding supplies.

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