Origami 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Overview

Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. Geared toward the absolute beginner, this book contains more than 40 amazing folding projects for the whole family and includes models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. A revolutionary illustration enhancement called Glow Fold makes the diagrams and video steps easy to understand. With the introduction of every folding symbol, you'll find a detailed sidebar ...

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Overview

Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. Geared toward the absolute beginner, this book contains more than 40 amazing folding projects for the whole family and includes models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. A revolutionary illustration enhancement called Glow Fold makes the diagrams and video steps easy to understand. With the introduction of every folding symbol, you'll find a detailed sidebar explaining what it means and a symbol index bookmark that guides you to these sidebars whenever you need to be reminded. If you need more help, just pop the accompanying DVD into your computer and go directly to the video of any model.

In these pages, you'll learn how to create:

- A roosting robin

- A flowering branch

- A flying dragon

- A sea turtle

- A Tyrannosaurus Rex

- A tree ornament

- A tropical fish

- A graceful swan

- And so much more

With the help of origami enthusiast Benjamin Coleman, you'll learn how this classic craft can be enjoyed by all ages. Amuse yourself and delight your friends with these captivating folded figures!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589236066
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: 101 Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 926,424
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin John Coleman, also known as Benagami, first found success in the business world and then turned to teaching math as a creative outlet. An Origami book he received from a friend brought back childhood memories of paper folding and renewed his fascination with the craft. Always intrigued by the complexity and simplicity of Origami, Ben has most recently devoted his time to making bonsai botanical sculptures from recycled paper that he calls Origami Bonsai. He has published a book titled Origami Bonsai. Ben maintains http://www.benagami.com and http://www.origamibonsai.org, and he publishes online The Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine. He lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

The Kite Shape

Folding the Kite Shape

Folding the Penguin

Folding the Broad Leaf

Folding the Loon

Folding the Roosting Robin

Folding the Tropical Fish

Folding the Parakeet

Folding the Peacock

Folding the Baby Seal

Folding the Chick

Folding the Simple Swan

Folding the Sitting Dragon

Folding the Snail

Folding the Graceful Swan

The Collapsed Square

Folding the Collapsed Square

Folding the Crocus

Folding the Rambunctious Dog

Folding the Eight-Pointed Star

Folding the Ornamental Box

Folding the Tree Ornament

Folding the Flowering Branch

Folding the Fractal Geometric 1

Folding the Pigeon

Folding the Scary Bat

Folding the Lily

The Basic Form

Folding the Basic Form

Folding the Flying Crane

Folding the Sitting Crane

Folding the Old Crow

Folding the Sea Lion

Folding the Silly Goose

Folding the Rooster

Folding the Flamingo

Folding the Mosquito

Folding the Sea Gull

Folding the Flying Dragon

Folding the Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Collapsed Triangle

Folding the Collapsed Triangle

Folding the Frog

Folding the Rock Lobster

Folding the Hermit Crab

Folding the Three-Legged Gecko

Folding the Sea Turtle

Folding the Brown Bear

Folding the Hungry Fawn

Folding the Fractal Geometric 2

Folding the Human Being

Symbol Index Bookmark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great gift for an active 10 year old!

    This was a gift for my granddaughter. She has enjoyed making many of the designs in this book with much success and delight! I recommend it for any age.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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