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Activity | Origami

Contents

Part 1 | Introduction

Welcome

What are we going to make?

What is the most confusing thing?

Equipment

Part 2 | Minibook | Instructions

Introduction

Step 1 | Fold in half along shorter edge

Step 2 | Fold each side in half again

Step 3 | Fold in half along the long edge

Step 4 | Fold in half along along the shorter edge again

Step 5 | Fold each side in half to create flaps

Step 6 | Then open out along the cut line to form your book!

Step 7 | Use both sides!

About This Page

Part 1 | Introduction ↑

Welcome ↑

In this activity we will have a try at Origami, to make some useful things for around the house.

"Origami" is a Japanese word made up of:-

In Japan, it is an art form.

Japan is on the other side of the world!

What are we going to make? ↑

Origami helps you to develop skills in using your hands.

We are going to see how many of the following we can make:-

Here are some I made earlier:-

What is the most confusing thing? ↑

Origami (from its name) involves lots of folding and creases in the paper.

The confusing thing is that sometimes you make a fold, but don't use it until later on; so just follow the instructions and be patient – all will become clear.

It is a skill to invent Origami designs!

Equipment ↑

For all of these designs, you will only need a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.

Simplicity itself.

Part 2 | Minibook | Instructions ↑

Make a mini notebook.

Introduction ↑

These are the instructions for the mini book.

I use mine to keep notes of ideas for scouts, to-do lists, and other useful notes.

I found the idea at the YouTube channel (please subscribe to them to show your appreciation!).

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I have included below my own set of instructions to follow which we will use in the meeting.

Step 1 | Fold in half along shorter edge ↑

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Step 2 | Fold each side in half again ↑

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Step 3 | Fold in half along the long edge ↑

The paper should end up with eight boxes marked out by the creases.

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Step 4 | Fold in half along along the shorter edge again ↑

Then cut with the scissors down the centre-line from the fold to half way.

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Step 5 | Fold each side in half to create flaps ↑

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Step 6 | Then open out along the cut line to form your book! ↑

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Step 7 | Use both sides! ↑

If you run out of pages in your book, open it out and re-fold it so that you use the other side of the A4 page!

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About this page

Author

This page was created by Julian Turner, Section Assistant Leader, Falcon Pack, 1st Ripley Scouts, Derbyshire, UK.

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