Considered as one of the world’s favorite pastimes, Origami or “The art of Paper Folding” has been continuously evolving which was started from its most basic bird design turning into a more creative and sophisticated that can be used not only as a school project but, to more useful piece of art.
Origami was started and originated in Japan thousands of years ago and was popularized outside Japan during 1900s. The name Origami was derived from these two Japanese words “ori” and “kami”, which means “folding” and “paper”.
I found a very easy to follow step-by-step procedure online.
Get you papers ready and start creating a pelican!
- Start with your paper white side up. Fold in half, along the line shown, then open out again.
- Fold the outside corners into the center line, and crease well.
- Fold the outside edges into the center once again.
- Turn model over and fold bottom point up to the top point. Crease very well.
- Fold in half.
- Rotate model so it is now lying down.
- Raise the inside triangle upwards slowly, then flatten and crease well.
- Inside Reverse Fold the head along the crease shown.
- Fold each wing upward as shown, and then fold it back again slightly.
- The pelican will now rest on its wings and sit up.
- Finished Pelican!
If you are that creative enough, you can use different art materials such as crayons, water colors and more!
Now that you have already learned the basics, it’s now time to burst out your creativity and start crafting your own projects. To give you some inspiration, here are some awesome designs created by the master of origami, Won Park.
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