Reusing Unwanted Paper With Origami

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

In this instructable I will demonstrate how something so simple can become something amazing.

Origami is a great way to rid of unwanted paper and use it in a safe way that doesn't harm the environment.

Designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki
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Step 1: Materials:

• Any form of large thin paper. Ex: Newspaper, Wrapping paper, Printer paper
• YouTube
• Patience
• Scissors

Step 2: Making a Square.

In origami, squares are the primary foundation to creating amazing decorative shapes and figures.

In this step you will cut out a square(any dimension) out of your preferred material.

In my case, I will be using unwanted spiderman wrapping paper(Winter edition).

Use your pair of scissors to precisely cut out a square. If needed, use a ruler to measure the length and height of the square.

Step 3: The Square.

Once you have made your square, you can begin to shape the paper to whatever shape you please using a series of folds that will lead to an amazing end result.

Step 4: The Steps

Because making an Origami rose has no simple steps, I encourage you to watch and follow along with the video.

Remember that making complex origami requires great patience. When following along don't get frustrated and don't give up.

Origami - Kawasaki Rose:

Step 5: Finished Result.

Congratulations! If you've made it this far it means you have successfully followed along with the video and created a Kawasaki Rose.

Step 6: Thank You!

Origami is an amazing form of art that is practiced all around the world. The amazing thing about Origami is that you are not just limited to making roses. There's huge variety of different figures that can be created from a simple square sheet of paper.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea! This is an excellent way to give used wrapping paper another life. Nice work!