Origami originated in Japan in the 17th century, though there is also a flourishing paper folding tradition in China. The word Origami is formed from the Japanese ‘ori’ meaning ‘fold’ and ‘kami’ meaning ‘paper.’ The principle is a simple one: three-dimensional shapes are made from folding a square of thin paper without scissor cuts and with strictly no glue.
This activity introduces the vocabulary used in shaping a plain piece of paper into a bird, a vase, a flower, etc. We will be folding many models, starting with elementary bases and introducing bases. Models include: flowers, notes, birds, wreaths, stars of David / snowflakes, butterflies, modular cubes, letter folds, hearts and bowls, dogs, modular crown, lotus flower, persimmons flower, and much much more. Join me in folding exciting models that will impress your family and friends.