of us will remember folding paper cups, salt cellars (we called them
'cootie' catchers or 'fortune tellers') and paper balloons as children in
elementary school. There is more to origami than these simple models would
lead us to believe. Origami comes from the Japanese words for folding, ori,
and the Japanese word for paper, kami.
|Paper folding Instructions Sites
The Keiki Page: Origami for Kids
This site has links to many origami figures. Print the page and fold to make your creation. Excellent stating page for kids.
Origani for Beginners: The Swan
This is written so parents can read the instructions while kids fold...but don't read aloud! Just use the written instructions to give some pointers if necessary. Pictures are sometimes enough by themselves.
Jasper's Guide to Paper folding Instructions On the Web
If you follow along with these handy guides, you can make your own beautiful models in just a few minutes.
Eric's Origami Page!
Welcome to my origami page! Origami is the art of folding paper. The word is Japanese, literally meaning "to fold" (oru) "paper" (kami).
Origami page of Edward Crankshaw
Jim Plank's Origami Page
How to Fold a Crane
Let's Try Origami
Origami - the ancient art of papar folding
ORIGAMI - Paper folding for fun
Jopephy Wu's Origmai Page
Origami Sociteit Nederland
The Geometry Junkyard - Origami
Shapes within Shapes - Origami
Arts & Crafts Class - Let's Fold ORIGAMI!
West Coast Origami Guild
YAHOO: Origami Pages
Check out Yahoo's list of origami pages at this site.
|Seach Index for Origami
Search For Models
The Index is a representation of a database containing over 4800 models that have been published in periodicals and books. The database has been compiled by a number of volunteers.
Origami on The Internet: An Origami List service
More than anything else, the internet rekindled my interest in origami. To add your name to a list service for origami resources and discussion, choose this site.
Learning With Origami
This site contains many link to origami resources including resources for teachers.
Why is origami so good for you?
I am writing from the perspective of an art teacher who likes to exercise a child's brain; to stretch them out in directions that could use a little flexibility so they build an awareness of alternative ways of thinking, and to strengthen them in areas that will serve them in regular academic tasks. Origami does all that in an enjoyable way.
Educational Benefits of Paper Folding
This section is designed to help teachers and educators (and parents) explore the world or Origami and the Paper Arts from an educational viewpoint. Origami makes learning more enjoyable and when learning is fun - children learn more!