What Origami Should I Make?

Hey guys! It’s Angel, and this week I’ll be sharing with you guys my knowledge of origami.

Origami. It’s something we have all definitely heard of, but not everyone has tried. It may sound like a very nerdy thing to do, but believe me, once you’ve got the hang of it, you can impress even the most egoistic people. Unless, of course, they are professional. Then I guess they have the right to smirk.

But there are some things you can create that would impress any common folk. Before that, though, you need some materials!

1.       Origami paper

Origami Paper 500 Sheets, Premium Quality for Arts and Crafts, 6-inch  Square Sheets, 20 Vivid Colors, Same Color on Both Sides, 100 Design E-Book  Included (See back of the cover for download
Origami Paper

You can get origami paper from almost any Dollar store. If you can’t find any, go on Amazon and you can get some excellent quality and cheap paper. If you’re serious about origami, go get some fancy paper at a Japanese shop.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Origami-Paper/s?k=Origami+Paper

2.       Paper cutter

Paper Cutter from 4-Leaf Stationery

This is not a well-known fact, but to make good origami, your cuts must be clean and straight, which means using your nail to crease and rip paper won’t cut it (pun intended). Scissors are also hard to use sometimes, and it is hard to cut in an exactly straight line. That’s why you should get a paper cutter! It’s not expensive, easy-to-use, and great for pro-looking origami.

4-Leaf Stationery: https://4leafstationery.com/product/craft-paper-trimmer-with-swing-out-arm/

3.       Retractable knife

Retractable Knife

For bringing origami on a trip, this retractable knife will serve as a decent replacement for a paper cutter. These will be able to crease paper way better than your nail ever could, and even cut the paper if you know how to use one correctly (watch the fingers).

4-Leaf Stationery: https://4leafstationery.com/product/mini-cloud-shaped-retractable-knife-box-cutter/

Ok, on to the things you can make with these ingredients! There is a world of origami out there and searching up “origami” on YouTube can yield some nice results. For a shortcut, though, here are my personal favorites for when just starting out with origami.

1.       Origami Fireworks

This one just looks AMAZING. It’s not hard to make, and although it may be a bit time-consuming, the result will stun anyone. Definitely my go-to modular origami model.

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2.       Puffy Origami Star

These are very quick and easy to make, and you could easily fill up a jar with these and it looks very cool. You could also make puffy hearts, too, for a gift! Heads up, this model will be much easier if you have that paper cutter.

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3.       Origami Corgi

Ah, the classic origami animals. It may be because of my corgi addiction, but I think corgis are the best choice for when you want an origami pet. It’s cute, easy to make, but looks complex when it’s made!

Instructions:

Go to 1:50 for the origami instructions, or watch the whole video!

4.       Modular Origami Stellated Octahedron

Although this model has a complicated name, it is incredibly fun and easy to make. This is also modular origami (which means you have to fold the pieces and piece them all together), and way easier than the infinity cube.

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5.       Origami Crane

Yeah, yeah, I know. This is definitely the most popular one out there. But there’s a reason it’s so well-known! It’s simple and looks impressive. Plus, legend has it that making a thousand of these can grant a wish, so get folding!

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With this world of origami to explore, get out your paper and get folding! Which one of these was your favorite? Leave your responses in the comments below for others to discover! I hope you’ll enjoy origami as much as I do.

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