There are a lot of activities that can really bring out the inner creativity in you. They do not have to be complicated, they do not have to require a lot of tools either one such thing would be origami. Also known as the art of paper folding, this would be a perfect activity for both kids and adults alike. If you have never tried out this activity before learning the basics would allow you to get a better grasp on how to fold papers artistically.
There are a number of things that you want to remember if you will decide to pursue this activity. You will find that there are a lot of models that you can always choose to follow when you are starting out. But you should know that you do not necessarily have to limit yourself into folding papers based on these models that you find. When you become better versed in the activity, then you always have the choice to expand your knowledge and create your own as well.
Always make sure that you will fold using clean hands. This is especially true if you are using paper that is plain or has a light color. Using soiled hands when making the folds will only end up leaving traces of the dirt unto the paper. This does not look lovely on the final folded item. So, make it a habit to get your hands washed first before you start the undertaking.
Most of the time, you will be required to use a square-shaped paper to create the shapes. If you want to come up with a really good finish, then make an effort to ensure that the square really is a square. You will have better edges and a more crisp finish when you make sure that the paper is properly measured and that it is cut well too. Precision and accuracy are crucial elements in origami.
Models can be simple and they can get complicated too. If you find it hard to follow the model that you are working on, make sure to give yourself the time to slow down. You will find that you will be prone to committing less errors when you will take the time to actually slow down and not rush things. Also, when folding, it is best that you are folding the paper away from you instead of folding it towards you.
You will be folding edges and making creases too. Understand that folding the paper edge to edge will be an easier task to do when compared to making creases. Considering how accuracy is a very crucial factor in getting excellent results. Then it is not a surprise if you find that making accurate and precise creases to be a little too challenging.
If you are trying to work on a new origami design that you have never had the chance to work on and practice before, it is advised that you opt for a larger piece of paper at first. This allows you to execute the do folds and the creases much more effectively. After you have mastered the folding process, then you can go ahead and move on to the specified size of the model that you are working on.
Check out this video on how to make an origami dragon