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What Is Origami? Important History Of This Ancient Art Form.

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For centuries many cultures have come up with innovative ways to make creative, adaptive and transformative paper art. A popular practice that has left a wide paper trail all around the world is Origami, the art of paper folding. What Is Origami? Traditional origami consists of folding a single sheet of square paper carved without cutting, pasting or even marking.

 Do you want to do something creative like a hobby? If yes, origami, ancient Japanese art of paper folding is a great option for you. It is not only creative but also very easy to follow as a hobby.

The great thing about origami is that you just need a few papers to start pursuing this hobby. The only thing you need to keep you entertained is your intelligence and some information about various origami.

What Is Origami?

What Is Origami? Origami is made with the help of a special paper that is thin and can hold the crease as well. The unique thing about this paper is that it can be folded several times without being torn. Usually, origami paper is colored on one side and white on the other. Today I am going to share with you some common principles you need to practice making origami.

Origami is a Japanese art that has been around for centuries. Origami literally means to fold paper and in modern times, the word “origami” refers not only to genres of origamic practices from Japan but also other cultures such as those from China or Nepal where folding techniques are used by people looking for creative ways to make decorations out of basic materials like rice paper, banana leaves etcetera.

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A first glance, origami may seem like an intricate art but if you know how to fold paper without tearing it, origami will be very easy for you. In Fact it won’t be wrong to call it a child’s play. Using your imagination and creativity, you will be able to create a variety of beautiful models with the help of a simple paper. So, if you want to test your creative skills, origami is the perfect hobby you can follow.

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What Is Origami Animals?

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Origami animals are most popular among kids. It’s fun to wrap up as well as it’s really nice to see them start to shape and look like they are real. There is origami for almost every single animal. If you have a favorite animal, you can search for it’s origami and start making it.

If you want to learn some simple origami animals, here are some of the coolest and awesome origami animals, for kids to beginners.

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This is a dog origami and is one of the easiest. You can even make it without steps or guidance. There are a few tricky folds, but I have provided some excellent instructions and illustrations to guide you. I recommend using origami side paper with different colors on each side, so the ears and nose will be a different color. 

This is not important, but it makes the origami dog look more cute and beautiful. In the end it’s your wish, you can even color your dog with crayons after it’s finished.

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This origami cat is one of the best origami animals I have ever seen and it is not so hard to learn. Same as the origami dog, you can use colorful papers to make the cat look cool but I would recommend either black or white origami paper as it makes the cat look more realistic. Same as the dog origami, making a cat is also very easy but still I would recommend you to follow the steps so that you can learn it more quickly and easily.

 I assure you that you will have fun making this origami cat and you will also have fun with it when you are done.

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For most people, a panda is the cutest animal. I am sure you love Pandas too. So for you here is a cute and easy origami Panda. It’s amazing how this origami panda is made up so that the black and white parts can appear in all the right places.

As we all know, the panda is a black and white animal. So I would recommend you to use both the black and white origami papers to make it look like an original Panda.

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While this origami tortoise looks perfect and stunning, it is surprisingly easy to make. Good-looking tortoises often require very hard and complicated making techniques, but this tortoises is simple, easy to make, clear, and kids friendly. I have made illustrations and written descriptions very thoroughly so that it is not difficult to follow. If you are making it for the first time, it will only take you about 10-15 mins to make a beautiful tortoise origami.

What Is Origami Paper Flowers?​

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Flowers are the most beautiful thing in nature. But once you pluck them, the petals fall or dry up after a few days. To deal with this problem, origami flowers are the best solutions. Origami flowers are popular as home decorations, wedding decorations, or special event gifts.

There are floral designs to fit all levels of skill, so even a novice paper folder can easily make a few beautiful flowers. This guide explains some of the many types of origami flowers you will be able to make all by yourself with the help of easy to follow steps and illustrations.

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Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. So it is obvious that the first flower origami that one should learn must be a rose origami. Like the rest of the origami on this list, this simple origami rose is not only beautiful and life-like, but it is remarkably easy to make. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to make this in a few minutes using any type of paper you find.

In the world, Roses are available in almost all the colors. So you can choose your favorite color and make the rose with it.

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My favorite origami flower is Kusudama. The origami kusudama flower is undoubtedly beautiful and looks complicated and difficult to make, but surprisingly there are only a few steps in it. However, you need five pieces of paper because this flower is actually made of five leaves. Each petal is made of one piece of paper. 

This means you will also need glue. So when you have free time, try to make it.

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Origami tulip is most common around the world. I am sure everyone has made one during elementary school. I understand why so many teachers want to teach their students how to make origami tulip. There is no doubt that tulip origami is the easiest among all the origami flowers. 

There are two parts in a tulip origami. A tulip flower and it’s stem. There are many ways to make the stem and most easy would be to use a pencil with paper wrapped around it.

What Is Origami Birds?

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Now then, we are done with origami animals and flowers. Another most popular origami category among kids is origami birds. There are hundreds of origami birds that kids can easily learn. My personal favorite is the origami owl.

So decide which is your favorite bird and give it a try. Making origami birds is more simple than making origami Flowers or animals.

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For me the origami owl is the most beautiful piece of carved paper. Owls are cute because they have those large eyes and tiny beaks, and are so captivating when they turn their heads to have a look at something. Also, have you ever seen an owl flying? They are adorable.

This origami bird is not difficult to make at all. Wrapping the wings is a little weird, but it is really cool when you see them standing. The owl is fun to make and cool to watch. Try it for yourself.

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The origami swan is an excellent work of art. You must have seen a swan in real life. They are not very scared of humans. You might have also seen ducklings following their mother. 

They really are jewels of nature. So here is an easy swan origami for beginners. There are some tricky steps, but nothing scary will make you stop if you follow the instructions carefully.

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This origami dove is a great way to translate the dove of peace often seen with an olive branch. The dove is a popular symbol in Jewish and Christian culture and therefore origami is suitable for holidays, weddings, and religious symbols. It is very easy to make and if you follow the steps and illustrations, you can make it in just 5-7 mins. This is one of the easiest among the origami birds.

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Now it’s time to introduce you to the origami crane. The origami crane is one of the most well-known and most beloved origami. When origami is raised in conversation, you can’t help but think of an origami crane. Its popularity is well deserved because it is a beautiful art form.

It might be a little complicated for beginners but you must follow these instructions and drawings of origami cranes as they were written to make it as easy to follow as possible. I recommend using origami paper if you want it to come out well, but regular paper will do just fine.​

Conclusion on What is Origami?

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 6th century. The word origami comes from oru (to fold) and kami (paper). It has since evolved into a modern art form. There are many different kinds of origami, but all involve folding paper into shapes. Some people think that origami is difficult, but with a little practice it can be easy to do.

If you’re interested in learning how to make origami, there are plenty of resources available online. Once you get started, you may find that you enjoy this relaxing and rewarding hobby. Have you ever tried making origami? What was your experience like?

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