Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Via
Origami is a wonderful art to learn because there are a variety of designs at all levels of difficulty. It’s also a great activity for people of all ages, and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Most of us probably learned a little origami even before we knew what that was. Long before elementary school I learned to fold a paper hat, and once I was in school I learned to fold that hat into a paper boat. Eventually I was also taught how to fold a cup for popcorn or candy.
Another great thing about origami is that you can find instructions for any design you like, all over the internet. So you can create paper figurines for yourself, your friends, or even have a craft day with your kids.
If you are interested in learning how to make an origami rocket, you can follow the instructions in this video.
Note: This video is most likely an intermediate level. For a beginner rocket, the best tutorial may be found at Origami-Make.com. If you need craft materials you can try these stores:
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
2250 Griffin Way, Corona, CA
(951) 272-8616 [MAP]
3469 Grand Oaks, Corona, CA
(951) 479-0745 [MAP]