Folding 1,000 origami cranes, senbazuru, is a tradition that originated from an ancient Japanese legend. The legend claimed that anyone who folded 1,000 paper cranes would be granted either a lifetime of happiness and good luck, or one wish.
Easy Origami takes beginners step-by-step through the process of creating 24 simple yet interesting projects. Children, teens and adults will construct a hamster, a butterfly, an airplane, a house, a garland, a star cluster and more.
Each model is explained in simple terms, with supportive step-by-step instructions accompanied by intuitively clear diagrams that show each stage of the process. Whether you're just starting out or you're a confirmed origami enthusiast for life, "Origami, Plain and Simple "will provide a repertoire of folding feats that's sure to entertain and challenge as it teaches the ins and outs of this captivating art.
At its heart, it offers suggestions on how to use origami to play both fun, competitive, and cooperative games, building individual skills and teamwork. A perfect origami-for-kids book it also encourages folders to come up with and document their own customized games using a template provided in the back of the book, making it a great way to learn origami.
With step-by-step diagrams, detailed instructions and over 70 photographs in vibrant full-color, internationally-renowned origamist and author Tomoko Fuse offers an innovative approach to origami based on assembling separate, multi-dimensional shapes into one structure.