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Arty Farty Friday: What could you do with a sheet of paper?

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Last week I missed Arty Farty Friday, but I will certainly make it up to you today.

What could you do with a sheet of paper?

I’d either write a list on it (shopping, books, post ideas) or I’d use it as a wrapper for my old chewing gum.

origami

The documentary Between the Folds shows what amazing things others can create using a single sheet and a gift of folding.

This is not merely a documentary about origami, believe me, I made that mistake and was discouraged until I had nothing better to watch.

Origami-Dragon

This beautiful documentary shows folding paper as a means to create art, solve mathematical puzzles, but also as means to making scientific breakthroughs that can influence the way we live our lives.

I dare you to watch it and not be compelled to at least learn how to fold the most basic origami shapes!

Here’s an instruction on how to fold an origami crane:

Origami-Crane

About AgzyM

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons". A fangirl through and through, anglophile, and admirer of beauty whereever I can find it. I love books and art, and spend too much time admiring Richard Armitage and other amazing British actors.

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  1. I love origamis, but the only one I’m able to do is a frog and it can even jump!!!😉

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    • LOL! That’s more than I can do, although after watching this documentary I vowed to get my hands on a book and try out some shapes.
      Predictions? I’ll get the first 4 instructions right and then I’ll be totally lost shouting: How the hell did they do that? What the hell should I do???😉

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  2. If I can find them, I’ll take a picture of the figures my daughter has done. When she still lived at home, she used to have lots of them hanging up in her room as mobiles. Fantastic stuff, and I think kids doing this can develop something in them that can undo the brain numbing of social media.

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  3. I love origami. It is so incredibly beautiful.

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    • My mum collects sausage dog stuff (aka duchshunds) and has hundreds of figures big and small, so for Xmas one year I ordered an origami one to complete the collection and it’s just so beautiful🙂

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