Teaching Origami –Why you should consider it!

Did you know…? You don’t need to be an expert to teach Origami! Even if you are just beginning with origami, as soon as you learn something new you can turn around and teach it to someone. The act of teaching a simple origami model provides a great benefit for you as a teacher and … Read more

Origami Crane: Easy Tutorial and Twelve Fun Facts

The orizuru (折鶴 ori- “folded,” tsuru “crane”), or paper crane, is a design that is considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. The crane is a traditional origami figure, auspicious in Japanese culture. Legend says that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true. For those … Read more

The Origin of the Word “Origami”

Did you know that the practice of folding paper is much older than the Japanese word origami? Laura Rozenberg, the founder of the Museo del Origami in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, shares with us the interesting and unexpected story of how the word origami became the one we use when referring to the art of … Read more

Origami and Science- Beyond a Delightful Activity for Children

Photo: James Webb Space Telescope (the most powerful space telescope ever built) Did you know that origami techniques and methods are used in designing equipment such as solar space reflectors and other items related to space exploration? Take a look at this online video ‘Virtual Astronomy Live’ at the Intrepid Museum on the topic of … Read more

Origami or the Art of Creating Meaningful Connections

In a previous post, I asked people to share how they got into origami and “how has origami contributed to your life.” In response, my inbox overflowed with the most wonderful heartfelt responses where many of you shared with me your story about just how meaningful origami is in your life. This gives me great … Read more

How did you get into origami?

Did you get into origami as a child or as an adult? As a child, I learned the traditional boat and classic crane, but it wasn’t until I was well into adulthood that I really got into origami. It was the Christmas holiday season in New York City. I was walking with my husband down … Read more