origami  headline image
 

Welcome to Origami

horizontal bar

Types Of Origami Projects

The types of origami projects that you can make are virtually endless, limited only by your imagination. Origami might look easy, and some of the simple designs are, but in truth most of the complex designs can be quite difficult to make as they require precise folds. Not everyone goes on to create complicated designs, and there is no need to. There are plenty of easy to make projects that beginners and intermediates can create. In fact, when it comes to origami, there is something for all skill levels and all ages.

 

Practically everyone has made a paper airplane at one time or another. That is a simple form or origami. In order for the plane to fly, it has to be constructed properly, it needs to be symmetrical and the creases and folds have to be precise. Still, an airplane is considered simple origami. Other beginning origami projects include an envelope, square picture frame, and a simple box. All of these are made from a single piece of paper and use relatively few folds.

After making simple projects for awhile, most people want to move on to more complicated designs. These sometimes require multiple sheets of paper and definitely require more concentration and time. Some intermediate origami projects include flowers, animals, and stars. The more experience one has reading diagrams and making projects the faster they will be able to advance to more difficult designs. In other words practice makes perfect.

Not everyone will want to advance to the skilled origami projects for these require a great deal of time, effort and concentration. This is the competition level. These projects usually use multiple sheets of paper and are built in sections and include elaborate designs such as buildings, ships and people.

The more advanced origami projects require special origami paper and so working at this level can be more expensive. Beginner origami projects can be made from regular sheets of paper or even newspaper so the cost is very minimal.

Everyone needs to start with the basics however and learn the basic folds and learn how to read diagrams. Learning can be done by taking origami classes or following diagrams in origami books. The internet is also a great resource for those interested in origami. You will find many origami projects you can download online from the very basic projects for beginners all the way up to complex and elaborate origami projects for expert artists. Not only that, but many origami artists have showcased their work on their websites which can offer one inspiration and amazement.

 

 

Origami Recommended Products
Children Origami News

Unfolding the wonders of origami - The Star Online


Unfolding the wonders of origami
The Star Online
Mastering the steps for complex origami shapes will help children to grasp complex mathematical problems. If you plant some seeds today, what do you get tomorrow? You get wet seeds, states the law of the seed as articulated by motivation expert Andrew ...

and more »

Read more...


DPS wins prizes in all-India children's fest - Times of India


DPS wins prizes in all-India children's fest
Times of India
An origami activity, the Japanese art of folding paper, was held in the school. The activity, 'Fun with Origami' was conducted for nursery students. The children were provided with origami papers and the teachers explained to them the technique to make ...

and more »

Read more...


Children's art gallery opens in downtown Federalsburg - My Eastern Shore


My Eastern Shore

Children's art gallery opens in downtown Federalsburg
My Eastern Shore
29, featuring five local business women including Charlene Holden of Mary Kay, Alicia Meredith of Origami Owl, Custom Gifts by Lisa Harris, Kats Led Signs and Melinda Robinson of Thirty One. For the Dec. 8 grand opening, the art gallery will host a ...

Read more...


Library Corner - Contra Costa Times


Library Corner
Contra Costa Times
Origami Gift Wrap: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Kids and teens can learn to wrap a gift using origami. Presenter Charles Esseltine will demonstrate and provide special paper. Participants should bring a special gift to the hands-on workshop, and may also ...

and more »

Read more...


Holiday fundraiser Nov. 29 at St. William - Buffalo Reflex


Holiday fundraiser Nov. 29 at St. William
Buffalo Reflex
Vendors include Mary Kay Cosmetics, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Avon, Stanley, Miche, Patterson Square, crafts and crochet items. All proceeds from the ... These funds will be used to provide toys for needy children in the county. Attendees ...

Read more...


 
Home · Top Links · Sitemap