It can’t be too difficult, right?!

This is the chance for me to learn a new skill!

It may not be too useful but it has been something I’ve been wanting to learn for awhile now. For my learning project, I have decided to learn to fold origami. I know it might sound a little childish but I’ve always admired my older sister who can fold a bouquet of roses out of paper. And me, I can’t even fold a boat (which many people have tried to teach me). The only thing I am somewhat good at folding are paper planes (which my preschool students tell me I am extremely good at!).

With this learning project, I am determined to learn how to fold at least a few things like different animals, flowers, or boxes/containers. As I am a very visual learner, I am hoping to find some instructional videos on Youtube and easy to follow websites with step by step pictures for this project.

Although I can choose what I want to learn to fold and start with an easy origami design, I am a little worried that I am going to make the wrong folds and end up creating something weird. Oh well! Making mistakes is all part of the learning process.

I will keep you updated with my learning project as it goes.

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6 thoughts on “It can’t be too difficult, right?!

  1. Does it matter what kind of paper you use? Are there different folding techniques you can learn? Do you want to be able to memorize certain designs? I don’t think this is a childish learn in project at all! I’m learning how to make balloon animals!

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    1. How is your learning project going so far? I’ve always had a fear of balloons popping so I don’t know if I would ever be brave enough to twist and tie balloons.

      I think there might be similar folding techniques for some of the designs which will make it easier to learn. I am still looking up easy designs to fold and hopefully progress to making more detailed origami designs. If you have any suggestions as to what I should try, please let me know. =)

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  2. Hey Paddra! Origami folding is so much fun! I have done it with my kids at work. You definitely have to have a lot of patience and to answer Jessica Question about the paper there are different colored square paper that you can get specifically for origami it works wonders (you don’t have do fight with a ruler and scissors). You tube videos are really helpful you can also find step by step web pages that show pictures of each step and then explain what you are doing underneath (I forget what the website is though but if I remember I can let you know). The owl and swan are really cool to do they aren’t to difficult but they definitely take time. I can’t wait to see your progress!

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