Have Fun Making Crafts Out of Origami Paper
Origami is a nice activity for families to spend time together which is calming, inexpensive, and creative. Origami is a meaningful activity that fosters your child’s keen attention to details that he cannot find in his iPad, smartphone or coloring book. Origami can help bring out your child’s creativity by making decorations out of a small piece of paper that can be given as a signature gift for friends, siblings, and teachers. The Japanese art of origami or paper folding involves the use of crease patterns and geometric folds to make three-dimensional paper figures. Origami does not involve cutting, the designs often start with a square sheet of paper, wherein the sides may be different colors, using various types of folds that can be combined to make intricate designs.
There are many benefits that your kids can get from doing origami including improvement in reading skills, writing skills, processing skills, visual motor, temporal spatial, logical reasoning, attention skills, concentration, sequencing, Math concepts, measurement, geometry, proportion, fractions, symmetry, problem-solving, scientific principles, and ecology. Origami develops eye and hand coordination, attention skills, sequencing skills, temporal spatial skills, patience, math reasoning, and critical thinking skills. Origami is a common form if indoor entertainment both for Japanese children and adults even before the advent of the internet, television, and computer video games. Stationery shops sell different types of origami paper and papers come with prints of famous cartoon characters, vibrant colors, and exciting patterns. With origami paper, you can make toys such as hopping frogs, water bombs, paper airplanes, balls, boxes, paper samurai helmets, ninja stars, and animated faces.
Origami plays an important role when it comes to your child’s development, since using hands can help in the stimulation of certain parts of the brain, fostering learning. Origami is used as a school activity for kindergartens and elementary students. According to studies, colors and three-dimensional objects can increase artistic sensitivity and awareness of perspective. Origami has therapeutic uses most especially for patients who have impaired motor skills like those who suffered from stroke or accidents, applying it as a form of art therapy and rehabilitation. We value our children so much, and aside from buying them gadgets, it is important to spend quality time with them, and origami is a good medium for us to use to teach our children patience, hard work, and creativity while enjoying our company. So on your next time you think of a special bonding session with your kids, buy an origami paper, research instructions on the internet, and make your own origami fun craft such as origami flowers and boxes.