I have been enamoured with the Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack and my kids have been using the kit to make lots of flowers from it!! Here are some examples how you can use the lovely papers from the origami kit.
The word Origami (折り紙?, comes from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese papercrafts.
The small number of basic origami folds can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. The best-known origami model is the Japanese paper crane. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns. Traditional Japanese origami, which has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867), has often been less strict about these conventions, sometimes cutting the paper or using nonsquare shapes to start with. The principles of origami are also used in stents,packaging and other engineering applications
Here is the fritteralia that we made!
I was having a blast making these when I thought how about creating large paper flowers ? Here we use the full paper to make oversized blooms.Share your comments with #flowersforever
Some samples of the paper from the lovely kit!
Origami rose folded from the kit
An assortment of origami flowers from the instruction kit!
If you need a hands on crafting time with your kids these can be useful to you...
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