Hilaire Michel. galleries. May 17th , 2018.
For younger kids there’s typically the satisfaction of being able to fold a piece of paper into a figure that they aren’t yet capable of drawing. Origami teaches kids much far more than how to|the way to|tips on how to fold paper and make cute toys. They learn dexterity, they learn to listen and follow directions. They also learn a bit about creativity and focus, and the whole notion of practice makes perfect.
Origami is an art that doesn‘t require you to be an artist. To fold an origami crane, frog, butterfly, or even a ninja star you need just accuracy and patience. Our step by step animated origami diagrams are not going to challenge your patience, however, because they are very easy to follow, even for a child. You don‘t have to remember a number of origami bases — each model starts from a plain piece of paper. You don‘t have to know the names of the folds — the text tips don‘t contain special terms. Our step-by-step instructions are the easiest way to learn how to make traditional origami animals, flowers, boxes and lots of other interesting things. By the way, origami develops logical reasoning, attention span, spatial thinking and fine motor skills. Consider that when you’re trying to keep fidgety kids busy.
It is believed that string of 1,000 paper cranes is a symbol of longevity. It is also traditional to give this to people who are ill or hospitalized, as a way to wish for their recovery and a long, healthy life.
Learning that her illness came as a result of war, Sadako spreads her message of peace as she folds her cranes. Soon she has folded hundreds of cranes. Her health improves and she is allowed to come home. But, when her illness returns and her strength weakens, sadly, she isn‘t able to complete her project. With less than 700 cranes completed, Sadako lapses into a coma and dies. When her classmates realize that she had not been able to complete her dream they all decide to learn how to fold the crane. Soon the 1,000 cranes are complete.
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