Do you like making origami?
Origami is Japanese art of paper folding that started in the 17th Century. The name origami comes from Japanese words oru (‘to fold’) and kami (‘paper’).
To get you started, these are some amazing origami tutorials that we featured in Edition 32.
Carrot corner bookmark – Andreja (Easy Peasy and Fun)
Origami Jumping frog by Autumn (It’s Always Autumn)
Origami Paper dolls by Leslie (Pink Stripey Socks)
Origami Puppy dog by Maggy (Red Ted Art)
Origami Minecraft creepers by Leslie (Pink Stripey Socks)
Origami Ice cream by Cecile (Poulette Magique)
Origami Fun Facts
- Akira Yoshizawa is known as the father of modern origami. His book ‘Akira Yoshizawa, Japan’s Greatest Origami Master’ is a collection of his 60 original works with detailed instructions. He also founded the International Origami Centre in Tokyo in 1954.
- The smallest origami crane was made by Mr. Naito. He used a piece of 0.1 X 0.1 mm square paper and folded it into a crane using a microscope. He must have had very good eyes!
- The largest origami heart is 4.01 m (13 ft 1.8 in) x 3.45 m (11 ft 3.8 in). The creators were Arshia Shahriari (Iran) and Amra Mahmood (Philippines). They made the origami on 29 January 2022 to celebrate the United Arab Emirate’s 50th national day. Their achievement was recorded in the Guinness World Records.
- The largest origami paper crane was created by 800 people for the Peace Piece Project in Japan on 29 August 2009. The origami crane has a wingspan of 81.94 m (268 ft 9 in).
Don’t you love making crafts using paper? Here are some more ideas of things you can make and do using paper:
Learn about word families using paint swatch
Valentine Kaleidoscope with secret message
Give it a try and you can post a photo of your creation and tag @upliftgen on Instagram or Facebook.