I am something of a paper addict. I admit it. I love paper crafts, scrap booking, I even love printing things just because. So, of course, an origami site is obviously appealing to me.
Bop has been asking to do origami ever since we read the book "Pink Paper Swans", by Virginia Kroll. She thinks it is just great. But at 5 years old, there is not much origami she can really DO. She can help me do it, but she has a lot of trouble getting the folds right on her own.
So what is so special about Origami Club? First, there are tons of different designs here. You are
sure to find something for each one of your family. From animals and plants for your nature lovers, to useful origami for the more practical minded, this is a really fun place to look around. There is even printable origami paper, though
I am not sure how much anyone would want to use that feature, considering the price of ink.
The feature that really sets this site apart is the animated directions. They can see first hand how to make EACH fold. What a helpful idea! There are plenty of easy designs for youngsters, and each creation is scored so you know at a glance how easy it is. If you have trouble following the animation, there are visual diagrams you can follow, as well.
This site is Japanese, not surprisingly, and you will find some funny grammatical errors, but nothing you won't be able to work with. We were able to make several of the designs in an hour, and Bop was able to do some without help. The kids both loved it and they were not happy when I told them we HAD to stop to eat lunch. I am sure this is a site we will be using a lot more! :)
Did you know you can cut any paper into a square?
Just fold a diagonal and cut off the extra!