Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD in Japan and slowly gained popularity outside Japan. It is an art of folding a simple sheet of paper into a sculpture. Origami has now evolved as a modern paper art. Origami is practiced by only folding paper; cutting paper and use of glue are not considered as origami.
Origami can be a hobby with multiple benefits. Origami can prove to be wonderful way for parents to spend time with their kids. Origami helps in developing the ability of kids to follow instructions, increase attention spans and improve motor skills. Concentrating on a simple task like folding paper and creating shapes can be a great way to release stress. And the great sculptures thus formed can be taken as a bonus.
Origami has a number of variants that differ in the type of final product it produces. Action Origami deals with the moving models that are folded out of paper. Models made by connected a number of pieces together falls under Modular Origami. Wet Folding is done with a damp paper to give gentle curves to the models. Some of the most amazing and wonderful models are folded under 3D Origami.
Among children the most famous Origami models are the Origami Crane, Origami Airplane and Origami Boat. Children can also create a large variety of models that are fun and engaging.
This blog is an attempt to guide people of all ages to create various Origami models ranging over different difficulty levels. One can start with the easy ones and then go for the difficult ones as an individual gains confidence and skill.