Origami Flowers
Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Making an origami flower can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but don't worry - makeorigamiflowers.com has all the information you will need to make your origami skills truly blossom!

What is origami?

Origami (折り紙), or the art of paper folding, comes from the Japanese words for "folding" and "paper," and is a hallmark of Japanese culture.

What is the point of origami?

The goal of origami paper crafting is to create an often intricate design from a single sheet of paper and a series of simple folds.

What kind of paper is used for origami?

Any sort of paper which can be cut to a square, hold a crease and be manipulated through the basic origami folds can be used to make origami.

Our recommendation is to use purpose-built origami paper, or "Kami," is sold in a variety of sizes and colors.

What kinds of origami can I make?

One of the oldest mentions of origami refers to a butterfly design used as a wedding decoration. Over time, many more origami designs, types and techniques emerged to create a vibrant form of art. While the most popular origami designs are flowers, birds and butterflies, you can make any shape you can imagine.

When was origami invented?

In Japan, the oldest clear reference to origami is contained in a poem which dates back to the year 1680.

What's the right age to start making origami?

Many children in Japan begin making origami as early as preschool, but it is up to you to determine when your child has the hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and patience to practice this art.

What's the best way to learn origami?

Practice, practice, practice! What better way to spend an afternoon than practicing this beloved art with a friend or family member and makeorigamiflowers.com's how-to tutorials - now with step-by-step guidance available through the Google Assistant.

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