Origami is Japanese art using paper materials. It is a folding paper art using your hands. A sheet of paper that forms in many art designs like animals and flowers.
This kind of art applies to entire schools as art subjects. Kindergarten usually used this simple art to enhance motor skills. It allows everyone to discover and create new things.
KINDS OF ORIGAMI
Now and then, paper folding is almost the same. It is simple and easy to do. Some techniques apply to make it exceptional. Here are the different kinds of paper folding.
- Action – traditional action paper folding like birds, flies, and planes.
- Modular – form identical pieces of paper to make a new design.
- Wet folding – creating a figure with curves.
- Pureland – type of origami used a simple folding to create a mountain/valley.
- Origami Tessellations – a collection of plane figures with no space. It is like twist folding.
- Kirigami – means paper cutting. It is just a simple paper folding that needs cutting techniques.
- Strip folding – a mix of paper weaving and paper folding. The star is the best example.
TECHNIQUES OF PAPER FOLDING
Paper folding is a skill that creates various forms of design. You and your child can follow and do these techniques at home to practice your ability in paper folding.
- Valley – semi partial folding of paper.
- Mountain – like Valley fold but in the opposite direction.
- Inside and Outside reverse fold
Low and intermediate skills in paper folding include Squash, Rabbit ear, Petal, and Swivel. Spread squash and open/close sink are paper folding known as high intermediate skills. For complex skills, they can use Unsink and Closed Unsink folding.
This kind of art is exceptional. Everyone can do it but other is gifted with paper folding skill. Teach this artwork to your kids. They will surely enjoy this while learning.