Origami art is an art form that creates object with the simple activity of folding a piece of paper until you create a simple or intricate design. Origami is one of the oldest crafts known and it has become a popular hobby everywhere in the world.
If you want to trace the origin or the art of origami, you will lose yourself trying to find it, but what we know is that paper has its origins in China. Paper soon reached Japan, and it is in this country where origami art eventually became popular. People all over the world today will no doubt the origami is an art form that has originated from Japan. Origami is also a Japanese word, where ‘oru’ means ‘to fold’ and the work ‘kami’ means ‘paper’
If you are thinking of giving unique gifts for your friends and family, why not try your hand in making origami creations for them? It is a very simple and inexpensive craft that teachers can do with their students. Many children learn the art of folding paper in school where they are taught to make elaborate birds, animals, toys, and boats.
The subject of birds is one of the favorites of those who do origami art. This is because birds hold a special place in Oriental culture. Although birds are the favorite or origami hobbyists, yet with this craft, you can actually make any kind of animal that you want to make. The truth is that there is nothing that cannot be created with origami art and so whatever you want to create with this kind of art you will be able to do if you have the ability to follow instructions, and display patience when it comes to making a complex object.
There is a unique language used in origami art. You will learn many new terms like mountain fold, square base, bird base, and valley fold. These are the basic terms used and these are certain bases and folds that are combined to be able to make different objects with a limited number of basic techniques. Because of the many objects you can make from a single piece paper makes one admire the craft as a very versatile one.
You can easily say the origami art is the most inexpensive forms of art that we know today. This is because the only thing you need for origami is paper and some skills and imagination. If you buy kits sold in online stores or physical stores, then you can have a great origami experience creating elaborate design and these kits are complete with everything that you need. In your kit you will find special paper with full patterns and instructions. With these kits you are off to a great start with your new hobby as an origami creator.