Fun With Origami

Origami Definition
• Origami, (pronounced or-i-GA-me) is the Japanese art of paper folding. "Ori" is the Japanese word for folding and "kami" is the Japanese word for paper.

The Origins of Origami. . .
• Although Origami is known as a Japanese Art, it actually began in China. The Chinese invented paper around 100 A.D., and when the invention spread to Japan around 600 A.D., so did the art of paper folding.

The History of Origami
• In ancient times, Origami could only be used for special occasions because the paper was scarce. The figures made from origami were shaped like animals, costumed people, and ceremonial designs that had special meanings to them. The constructions were done using a single sheet of colored paper that was often, though not always, square. • There were no directions back then. None of the folding instructions were ever written down for the models. They were passed down by generation through learning and practicing. • The art of paper folding was not called Origami until the end of the nineteenth century. By the 1950’s origami gained popularity from world famous origami artist Akira Yoshizawa (1911-2005).

First Book on Origami • The first known book on how to make an origami object was written in 1797 and is called The Secret of One Thousand Cranes Origami (Hiden Senbazuru Orikata) Pictured to the left are pages from “The Secret of One Thousand Cranes Origami”. ..

Vol.Akira Yoshizawa (1911-2005) He is considered to be the grandmaster of origami for developing origami as a creative art and creating many new folding styles. Pictured above are pages from “Dokuhon.1 ” .

(what direction and how much) • A pleat = parallel mountain and valley folds. .Origami Vocabulary Turn over. Rotate.

Work on a hard surface. If Origami is new to you. To gain the most enjoyment from your effort follow all instructions and hints exactly and do your folds and creases carefully and cleanly. 5.e. 6. so that all folds and creases can be executed with exactness. All subsequent steps are then made easier. etc. the more beautiful the finished work. It is fun to discover how so many different figures are created out of a specific basic form. Exactness is achieved by moving thumbnail sharply along all folds and creases. get experience by practicing the basic forms. . 9. 4. Fold paper cleanly and carefully.Origami 10 Commandments 1. Choose suitable paper and cut to required form and size. 3. direction of folding. The greater the exactness of a fold. Follow each step carefully in the sequence given. i. 2. While folding. 8. 7. Do not eliminate or skip a step. if it is a fold or crease to be opened up again. how a form is to be folded together. it is useful to remember the last completed step and think ahead to the one that follows. Pay attention to all instructions. 10. especially at the small points of corners.

Mathematics and Origami .

Geometry Purpose of Origami in Geometry Comparison  Geometric Constructions  Origami Constructions Activity  Geometric Construction of Equilateral Triangle  Origami Construction of Equilateral Triangle .

Angle Construction Purpose of Origami Angle Construction  Hands-On  Accuracy Trisection of an Angle The Impossible is Possible with Origami Activity  Visual of Trisection of an Angle .

Polyhedra Individual Units Bucky Balls Importance of Angle Construction Dodecahedron Capped Icosahedron 30 Pentagon-Hexagon Zig-Zag Units 12 Sonobé Units .

Polyhedra Individual Units Bucky Balls Importance of Angle Construction Dodecahedron Capped Icosahedron 30 Pentagon-Hexagon Zig-Zag Units 12 Sonobé Units .

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you fold and cut paper. the term "kirigami" was coined by Florence Temko. . the Creative Art of Papercutting. The major difference is that in origami. She used the word kirigami in the title of her book. • In the United States.Kirigami.KIRIGAMY • Kirigami is similar to origami in that it is a form of paper art. The book was so successful that the word kirigami was accepted as the name for the art of paper cutting. 1962. you fold paper whereas in kirigami.

EXAMPLES OF KIRIGAMY .

This type of artwork is beyond paper snowflakes and deserves to be shown in a separtes page. Thus pop-up cards.3D Kirigami and Origamic Architecture • When paper is cut to make pleasing artwork. . it can be called kirigami. origamic architecture and other elaborate cut-outs can also be called kirigami.

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