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This is a great one - the easy origami envelope. You write your message or letter, then fold it into an envelope - all with just a single sheet of paper! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Easy Origami Envelope Step 1: Start with an A4 paper (8 inch x 11.5 inch).
Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case.
I thought of sharing some of the diagrams I have been collecting over the last few months from various websites. These are available freely over the Internet and are mostly in the PDF format. I still haven’t gotten around to folding most of these as yet.
Crease patterns are a quick an easy way to record how to fold an origami model. A crease pattern is basically just an origami model that has been unfolded and shows all the creases on the original flat piece of paper. It’s much harder to fold an origami model from a crease pattern than it is from a diagram. I personally still can’t really do it, even simple models.
The folding of an Origami crane Origami ( 折り紙 ? , from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" ( kami changes to gami due to rendaku ) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. 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.