Beginner Origami - the Art and Craft of Paper Folding | Sunny Green | Skillshare

Beginner Origami - the Art and Craft of Paper Folding

Sunny Green, Living simply day by day

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
9 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. 01 Introduction

      0:41
    • 2. 02 Supplies and Equipment

      1:07
    • 3. 03 Base Bird

      1:55
    • 4. 04 Base Bird Phase 2 and 3

      4:24
    • 5. 05 Crane

      1:26
    • 6. 06 Snake

      4:51
    • 7. 07 Base Waterbomb

      1:56
    • 8. 08 Waterbomb

      3:43
    • 9. 09 Conclusion

      0:25

About This Class

This is a special class created by our 10 year old daughter to share her love of origami with the world. It'll walk you easily fundamental base shapes which can then be used as the foundation for many forms. We'll go over each form step by step. No prior experience necessary. 

She wanted to make a class that would be suitable for young and old alike. Something that would bring a moment of peace in these trying times.

New content will be added regularly. Feel free to follow us to be notified when new content is added. 

If you have time to a word of encouragement, it would be most appreciated. Thank you, and we hope that you enjoy this class.

Feel free to leave a review and to check out our other courses as well:

Easy Gardening: Indoor Edible Plants
https://skl.sh/34e54HU

How To Achieve FIRE: Financial Independence and Retire Early
https://skl.sh/31XK99W

Easy Gardening with Raised Beds
https://skl.sh/2SNwBvj

Beginner Origami
https://skl.sh/34GKItd

99e24399

Transcripts

1. 01 Introduction: Origami is the ancient Japanese are folding paper to create beautiful forums in the likeness of animals, plants, and various objects. This peaceful art form is a simple budget friendly activity for young and old alike. In fact, this course was created by our 10-year-old daughter. She plan the content and wrote the script. It's her hands making the folds in her voice you're listening to. No matter your background, origami can help you find some calm in these trying times. So let's get started. 2. 02 Supplies and Equipment: There are many different types of paper you can use in origami. My favorites are standard origami paper, which is available at most Kraft and hobby stores or online and even including some origami books, don't use thick paper like construction paper because it doesn't foldable. And thin paper might rip. Origami paper is usually a square pattern piece of paper may for folding. Another good one is printer paper available everywhere. Thicker paper is better for boxes, and thinner paper is better for flowers. For animals, just use the standard thickness paper. You can use a bone folder or a skewer to make sharp edges or just use your fingernail. Using your thumbnail or index fingernail works the best. You can also use an exact a knife to cut or just scissors which are safer. You don't need to cut pre-made origami paper unless the instructions call for a rectangle or a triangle. 3. 03 Base Bird: He can commit at least one base two memory. You can leave this course and search up books up online because bases are what most projects are based on. Although some books don't use basis. Or you can stick around, warn some of my favorites to start try making a couple of each base to set aside to make an animal or a flower. Let's get started in making your first base. So first we're going to be making a bird base. So take u square piece of paper and folded in half, and then fold it over to the other side so that the tips matchup sharpen the phone. And then suppose trickier, you can open it up. So it looks like that. And then put your finger and if it helps, and then you're going to squash it down length. Does what people call squash. You shape to look something like this. To continue the rest of verb-based Phase one will like to turn it over and then repeat the squash fold with the site. Like so. Say you have a diamond shaped C, It has, it has these different layers until you can open it up. On the inside. 4. 04 Base Bird Phase 2 and 3: Next is the bird base. But the second phase this time to start e going to want to take your ear or other brute beasts the first face and fault the edges to the center crease. So, so that that followed looks like that. He can do the same thing with age. So we should be able to open up the clock. Ticks, you can flip it over. This should be able to open up that top triangle down, please. Somebody very important failure takes we gonna do the same thing with the other side. They have increase x2 going to open it up. The top layer. That top layer, or the dark points on the crease. Turn it sideways if it helps. And you're going to squash, squash. Another tip is you should be able to open it up. So take a little pocket here also. To say that help. Towards the middle. Birthday, face to face three. You're just gonna take that positive sense. Very simple. So it should look like a kite. 5. 05 Crane: Next we will be using the bird face face to make a traditional design called the crane. The next part will be to take one layer and folded over to the other side. So it looks a bit like that. You're gonna do the same thing with the other side but with different layer. C. Or gummy is all about layers. As you're gonna take the 0.21. This is called an inside reverse fold. She'd be able to figure it out how I just did it there. Sort of fold it inside. That is your Crane's head. Next, you're going to take the wings and hold them so that they stick out. So Ukraine can sit up. And you have finished the crane. 6. 06 Snake: Next we're going to make a sneak, which uses the inside reverse fold that you learned previously. Set the pattern side is facing downwards and folded over. Set the tips, meet. Next year, you're going to open it up and fold the edges. Inside crease. Did the same with that side. Say sure, we'll click add clicked. Next. You're going to repeat to make your sheep skinnier. Next, repeat again. Third time. Called The edges towards the inside. Me. Even skinnier sheep. Next, you're going to fall, you're skimming sheep in half. And I'm decrease. Even skinnier. Xt, easier inside reverse fold. To push up the fat end and be skinny sheep. This is going to be the head. Next. He can appreciate the other end of your skin, the shape. This is going to be the tale. Next, you're going to say easier. But reverse fold again. If they're ever spoke to. This is the body of your sneak. Next, he didn't afford the outside edges. Edge like that. You're going to repeat with the other side. Next, easier final inside reverse fold is finished. 7. 07 Base Waterbomb: Next we're going to make the water bomb base again to turn it over to the pattern side is on the outside. Then you will fold it in half this way. So it looks like a rectangle. Seek. Thank and a folded in half again to the other side. This time, it share it lines up perfectly. It shouldn't Berkeley this. Next again and do the squash rule, but a different way this time. Just 0s what you learned before and he should be five. Next, complete the base. You're going to want to flip it over and repeat the squash fold. But right now I have a water bomb base. And it also has four layers, like the birthplace. 8. 08 Waterbomb: And surprisingly, the water bomb base is used to make water bombs. Let's give it a try. Takes the edge, unfold it towards the line in the middle. And repeat Christianity side. Reaching another ugly Fleck. And the shape over all of it. Save it in say, day two theaters side. Next. We will take this little plaque and you see this needle Little Pocket. We're going to check that the top flap and put it inside of the pocket. Xbox. Or do the same for solid, you can fold it over like that. If it helps. You open the pocket, the flat, and shove it inside. Now, you'll see a little hole and you will blow into it like a whistle. This one fleet it. You can also fill it with water. And then you'll have a water bomb. You'll see a little hole and you'll blow into it like a whistle. Now at one end, you'll see a little hole and you'll blow into it like a whistle. 9. 09 Conclusion: We hope you enjoyed this beginner course on origami. We're very proud of our daughter for wanting to share her love of origami with the world. Make sure to follow us so you can be updated as we add more content to this course. And feel free to check out our other courses as well. If you have time to leave a review that BE greatly appreciated. Happy folding.