The most important thing you need?
Paper! (A4 size, 7 or so sheets for this 'ible)
Now, of course, paper varies. You can use anything from pages of a magazine, notebook paper, useless flyers, etc. The biggest concern is the texture and thickness
of your paper. Generally speaking, glossy paper
(like magazine pages) will tend to slip more
and won't necessarily stay together. If you're using glossy paper, I'd recommend using some kind of adhesive, like glue. Matte paper
, like computer paper, tends to stay together well
. Another concern is thickness
; if your paper is too thick
, it won't stay together
. If it's too thin
, it will rip easily
For this Instructable, I'll be using regular white computer paper, with colored paper to accent certain areas.
Glue/Mod Podge - Though this style of origami doesn't require any glue whatsoever, glue helps keep weaker structures together (like the neck), as well as glossier papers (like magazine covers).
Scissors - You can cut the paper with scissors if you'd like. I'm used to creasing and ripping them, but scissors are far more accurate and probably won't result in torn-off pieces.