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Activity | Origami
Part 1 | Introduction ↑
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!
For all of these designs, you will only need a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.
Part 2 | Minibook | Instructions ↑
Make a mini notebook.
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!).
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 ↑
Step 2 | Fold each side in half again ↑
Step 3 | Fold in half along the long edge ↑
The paper should end up with eight boxes marked out by the creases.
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.
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! ↑
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!