23 December 2022
Origami Challenge with Beautiful Washi Papers
Origami, one of Japan’s traditional cultures, is popular in many countries around the world. It is also an excellent learning tool because it helps develop patience, concentration, and manual dexterity. The appeal of origami is that it can be played with by all generations and requires no tedious preparation. The greatest appeal of origami is that one sheet of paper can be used to express and play with a variety of shapes. Even small children and the elderly can enjoy playing with origami.
Origami can be used not only to create artworks, but also to make practical items for daily life such as small envelopes, accessory cases, gift bags, and chopstick rests. When these daily necessities are made with beautiful Japanese paper origami, they are transformed into even more stylish items. We will show you how to fold some of the easy-to-fold items, so please give it a try.
- How to make an origami chopstick rest
- How to make a chopstick rest
- How to make an origami envelope
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How to make an origami chopstick rest
We show you how to fold a stylish chopstick holder for parties, hospitality, and celebrations. Not only chopsticks, but also plastic forks and spoons can be placed in it. You can fold a lot of them when you have time and keep them in stock!
We use two sheets of origami on top of each other.
Flip it over.
Fold it in half, crease well and unfold.
Fold both left and right sides toward center, crease well and unfold.
Fold the upper right corner to meet the center crease.
Fold the upper left corner to meet the left vertical crease (not the center crease).
Now fold the left quarter toward the center.
Fold the left side over itself again.
Fold the bottom part a little over on the upper side. Tape to seal this part if needed so that the chopsticks don't fall out of the holder.
Flip the paper over.
Place chopsticks inside and you're done!
How to make a chopstick rest
We will introduce chopstick rest folding methods that can be easily made with origami. It can be folded quickly, so they can be used when you suddenly entertain guests.
Cut origami in half. You can make two chopstick holders out of one sheet of origami.
Fold it into half.
Fold it into half again.
Tied it up and you're done!
How to make an origami envelope
This is a simple way to fold an origami envelope. It can be used as a coin purse, a billfold, a small envelope, or even a New Year's monetary gift bag for a sudden visit from a relative's child.
Flip it over.
Fold it into half gently and make small creases in the both sides.
Fold the bottom corner up to about 1cm (0.4in.)
Fold it up to the center crease.
Fold the both bottom corner into a triangle to meet the horizontal center crease.
Fold both right side and left side to meet the vertical center crease.
Fold the left upper corner to meet the vertical center crease to make a triangle. Repeat the same for the right corner.
Tack the upper tip into the bottom part and you're done!
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