Monday, April 28, 2014

Natasha Finds: Cute and Easy Origami

Hi Cuties!

It was quite a rainy day today in Auckland, so I decided to search online for cute and easy origami to cheer myself up!


What is origami?

Origami (折り紙) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding,The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.
(Information from Wikipedia)

Know the simple base folds first!

These are simple but they are the key for perfection!

You can learn and master all of them in under 10 minutes.

Click here to learn the simple base folds!


Here are my Top 5 Cute and Easy Origami!

1. Origami Envelope 
    

These envelopes are GREAT to hold birthday letter/ cards for your family and friends!

And if the origami paper is red, they are also creative ideas for red packets/ang pao during Chinese New Year!

Click here for the tutorial!


2. Origami Easter Basket

Though Easter is over, these are also great for holding little erasers and adds a little color on your desk!

Click here for the tutorial!





3. Origami Crane
This had been folded for 100 years and myths say folding 1000 grants you a wish!
Plus these paper cranes are also nice as a decoration.

Click here for the tutorial




4. Origami Box
Click here for the tutorial


Origami boxes are always fun to make and is can basically hold anything that it small and light, like the origami stars in the image.

Hmm... Speaking of origami stars...







5. Origami Stars

Origami Stars are usually made and held in jars or pretty containers.
Click here for the tutorial!

That's it for this week Cuties!
Please don't hesitate to comment, because it will be great it you do!

Thanks,
Nashy