Making complex designs and models by folding paper is an art known as origami. Children and adults alike enjoy learning the art of making designs such as flowers and animals by paper folding. Its ability to challenge a wide range of skill levels makes origami one of the rare hobbies that can be enjoyed by both the young and the old. Development of motor skills is one benefit of learning origami. It can be used by people with hand injuries as a form of exercise and therapy. To regain strength and control of their hands, people with injuries can take up paper folding. The motor skills of young children is enhanced and they have better eye to hand coordination and more imagination by learning origami. Origami also has the benefit of making mathematical concepts simpler. Teaching and learning concepts like geometry, symmetry and measurement is made easy by origami. The development of patience is another benefit of origami. It is a repetitive process of folding paper that can be frustrating to an impatient person. People develop patience levels by learning origami
The biggest challenge to origami is finding comprehensive instructions that can be easily followed. One of the most enjoyable ways of learning origami is watching someone do it as you follow. Problem with available instruction books is that they outline just the basic folds. They do not include the sections on the actual origami designs. Getting to learn new models thus becomes hard.
One of the most popular origami designs is the traditional crane. A popular belief that your wishes will be granted if you make a thousand cranes makes the design popular. This makes it attractive for people to learn how to make a traditional crane. People can learn how to design a traditional origami crane by visiting instructional websites. The good thing with these instruction websites that they mostly have a video that you can follow. With just a click, you can learn more about origami making.
An uncut piece of paper is used for most origami pieces You can buy the paper from a shop or cut one yourself. The instructions for folding origami come with standard symbols. The symbols are explained by a key in the instructions. To be able to successfully complete an origami design, one needs to use the instructions to get familiar with the basic folds. It is important to make the folds as exact as possible.
Taking your finger down along the crease will create a crisp fold. Making accurate and precise folds ensure that you get the best finished design. To achieve this, it is recommended that you work on a flat hard surface like a table.