I happen to love everything Japanese, I mean these people know how to craft! They love creating things from scratch and turning them to amazing art. I already know how great they are in knitting and crochet, when I ever I see a Japanese pattern I just “sigh” , the simplicity of their designs, makes everything they do looks so modern yet gives that handmade touch .
Now, i have seen allot of Origami in the past but they all seem so HARD! So I went to my favorite site YouTube, and there were hundreds of videos…..I found these two videos were clear and simple:
This one was actually something I was dying to make, I saw some ideas using the crane (once I know what I’m going to do with it, I will let you know) Once I saw the video a couple of times it was easy, it wasn’t that hard actually, so really this guy makes everything so simple! Also, I love how Japanese have meaning for everything, the legend says that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes will have their heart’s desire come true…..isn’t that sweet!!!!!!
Now, I made one for me (one down 999 to go), so I couldn’t just forget about my son! so searched for something simple and exciting for him, and that’s what i created 🙂
This video shows the basic way to create an animal face, so you can create different animals with this design, i think it was a great simple Origami design, that you can use for every age…..just think about an animal that has a face structure similar to a tiger…the options are endless (i guess!)
Try Origami…it’s a fun inexpensive way to teach your childern and yourself the importance of handmade things…..Let me know what you have created 🙂
Sura, Arabian Mommy