The art of creating complex designs and models by folding paper is known as origami. Learning and making of Origami designs such as flowers and animals is an art that is enjoyed by both the old and the young alike. Its ability to challenge a wide range of skill levels makes origami one of the rare hobbies that can be enjoyed by both the young and the old. Development of motor skills is one benefit of learning origami. Origami can be used as exercise and therapy for hand injuries. To regain strength and control of their hands, people with injuries can take up paper folding. The motor skills of young children is enhanced and they have better eye to hand coordination and more imagination by learning origami. Origami also has the benefit of making mathematical concepts simpler. Concepts such as measurement, symmetry and sequencing are made easier by origami. Finally, origami making helps develop patience. Impatient people can be easily frustrated by the repetitive process of paper folding. Getting used to the repetitive process makes you more patient.
The lack of comprehensive easy to follow instructions is the biggest challenge to learning of origami. Learning another person make origami makes learning more enjoyable. Problem with available instruction books is that they outline just the basic folds. They do not include the sections on the actual origami designs. Learning new origami models is made hard this lack of material.
One of the most popular origami designs is the traditional crane. This is due to a popular belief that if you make a thousand cranes your wish will be granted. Learning how to design a traditional crane is made more attractive by this. There are instruction websites that can be used to learn how to make a crane. The availability of instructional videos on these websites make them very effective for learning. Click on an instruction site an learn more about origami in a short time.
A single piece of paper is used to make most origami designs. You can buy the paper from a shop or cut one yourself. The instructions for folding origami come with standard symbols. The instructions come with explanations for the symbols. To be able to successfully complete an origami design, one needs to use the instructions to get familiar with the basic folds. It is recommended that you make your folds as exact and precise as possible.
Taking your finger down along the crease will create a crisp fold. The more accurate and precise your folds are the better the finished design. It is advisable to work on a flat hard service to achieve accurate and precise folds for a better finished design.