Origami Activities: Create Secret Boxes, Good-luck Animals, and Paper Charms with the Japanese Art of Origami [Origami Book, 15 Projects]

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Tuttle Publishing, Oct 15, 2003 - Art - 64 pages
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Fold classic origami projects and learn about Asian culture with this easy origami book.

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, is not just a great crafts activity—it's an exciting way to expand the imagination. Children will have hours of fun with this beginner origami paper craft book. Renowned origami artist and author Michael LaFosse designed Origami Actives to introduce them to the exciting world of paper folding. What makes this origami origami book original is that each paper project explores a distinct aspect of East Asian culture and includes an explanation of the cultural context for each project. The designs are very simple and are great for beginning origami folders. They can be considered origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.

This origami book contains:
  • 64 page, full-color origami book
  • Easy, step-by-step instructions
  • Origami techniques and folding tips
  • 15 fun and easy designs
  • Cultural background and explanations of projects
Once you've folded your own origami, you can use them to create one-of-a-kind origami scenes.

Origami projects include:
  • Lotus Flower
  • Japanese Fan
  • Chopstick Wrapper
  • Dollar-Bill Dragon
  • Chinese Zodiac
  • Traditional Crane
  • Japanese Daruma Doll
  • And many more…

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About the author (2003)

Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learningcenter and design studio that produces folded art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. LaFosse was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning film, "Between the Folds", by Vanessa Gould.

Co-founder of the Origamido Studio, Richard L. Alexander is the chief papermaker and is a frequent collaborator with other famous paper artists. He has consulted with apparel, container, toy, and consumer product designers to incorporate folding theory into familiar daily use objects. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

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