Easy Origami

Overview

24 simple, easy-to-follow projects for beginners to the art of origami.

The ancient art of origami continues to fascinate young and old alike. More than a method of artistic expression, it provides an opportunity for reflection and relaxation.

Easy Origami takes beginners step-by-step through the process of creating 24 simple yet interesting projects. Children, teens and adults will construct a hamster, a ...

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Overview

24 simple, easy-to-follow projects for beginners to the art of origami.

The ancient art of origami continues to fascinate young and old alike. More than a method of artistic expression, it provides an opportunity for reflection and relaxation.

Easy Origami takes beginners step-by-step through the process of creating 24 simple yet interesting projects. Children, teens and adults will construct a hamster, a butterfly, an airplane, a house, a garland, a star cluster and more.

The book begins with general tips on getting started and obtaining the best results. Easy-to-follow directions are included for all the basic folds. The projects are then organized by level of capability.

Easy Origami is the perfect introduction to this popular craft. Beginners of all ages will have fun folding and unfolding as they discover a magical world of paper creations.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-Boursin offers directions for 24 models, some of which are original and actually live up to the title's promise. Using standard origami notation (introduced, along with several bases, at the beginning), he presents two-color step diagrams with reasonably lucid captions for an array of animals, toys, and decorations, from a two-piece tuliplike flower, a perky hamster, and a string of paper dolls to a 12-piece geometric ball. Each project is rated for difficulty and includes one or more color photos of the finished work. Many of the models require scissors cuts, which will ruffle origami purists, but paper-folding novices in particular may be drawn to this collection by its unusually clean design and bright, inviting colors.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Palm Beach Post - Lynn Kalber
Good for beginners... all of them are fun to make.
Canadian Materials, Vol. 12, No. 19 - Lorraine Douglas
The book has excellent production values with sharp clear photographs of the projects and good step-by-step diagrams. It will be a very popular item in school and public libraries.
Origami Resource Center
This book has an eclectic mix of paper arts which include kirigami, origami and modular origami. The easy models are quite easy and will appeal to young children; however, the harder models will be beyond their reach. It is a good beginners book for adults or older children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552979280
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/3/2005
  • Series: I Made It Myself! Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 231,344
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Didier Boursin is an origami artist and instructor. A paper folder for 20 years, he is the author of several best-selling guides to this ancient art form.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Origami Tips
Folds and Symbols
Principal Folds
Shapes and Sizes

VERY EASY

  • Flower
  • Hamster
  • Pine Tree
  • Butterfly
  • Mouth
  • Fish
  • Rabbit
  • Envelope
  • Airplane
  • Boat

EASY

  • Simple Stars
  • Decorations
  • Box and House
  • Bracelet
  • Propeller
  • Face

MORE CHALLENGING

  • String of Dolls
  • Cube
  • Fancy Star and
    Ball
  • Star Cluster
  • What's This?
  • Garland
  • Pyramid
  • Bird
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Preface

Introduction

Creating a book of paper folds takes time and lots of it. I often hear the comment "All you have to do is think." Few people understand that it sometimes takes several months to adjust a model and its step-by-step instructions.

Creating a very simple fold is actually quite complicated because I try to use a minimum of material for maximum expression. For each model, I invite you to appreciate the subtleties of its construction, its beauty and its gracefulness.

For many years, I have tried to change origami, including the overall concept about it. It is an ephemeral art form, a means of reflection and poetic expression. By its nature, it is suitable for children and enthusiasts of all ages. It will also interest teachers, who can use it in a lighthearted yet practical manner to teach the sometimes complex concepts of geometry

Each model is an addition to one's collection of games or gallery of paintings and drawings. I hope this book stimulates curiosity and imagination, develops creativity, and brings a little happiness to every day

Didier Boursin

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Introduction

Introduction

Creating a book of paper folds takes time and lots of it. I often hear the comment "All you have to do is think." Few people understand that it sometimes takes several months to adjust a model and its step-by-step instructions.

Creating a very simple fold is actually quite complicated because I try to use a minimum of material for maximum expression. For each model, I invite you to appreciate the subtleties of its construction, its beauty and its gracefulness.

For many years, I have tried to change origami, including the overall concept about it. It is an ephemeral art form, a means of reflection and poetic expression. By its nature, it is suitable for children and enthusiasts of all ages. It will also interest teachers, who can use it in a lighthearted yet practical manner to teach the sometimes complex concepts of geometry

Each model is an addition to one's collection of games or gallery of paintings and drawings. I hope this book stimulates curiosity and imagination, develops creativity, and brings a little happiness to every day

Didier Boursin

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