Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Try making all ABCs! I recommend it!

I've posted origami letters A, B and C on a previous post, but here are the rest of the alphabets. 



I delegated the work (?), and asked K-kun to finish making the alphabet. The letters he made are from G to Q. 

As I mentioned in the previous post, the instructions for each letters are found at origami-club.com 

I totally recommend you to try this with kids. I really enjoyed the process of making them all with K-kun. The process of making some letters are similar (half of them starts by making creases to make 8 x 8 squares, but there are instructions that are totally unexpected. 

Did you see the Origami Google doodle on March 14 or 13th? I missed seeing it, but  Origami Google doodle was honoring Akira Yoshizawa, the father of modern Origami. (where was I? I almost use google everyday. I might have been on the spring break trip that day.) Interesting!  (read more about him here: Origami Google doodle March 13, 2013.



I also found his quote on Google official blog

“My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Over all, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own hand…the possibility of creation from paper is infinite.


Folding these ABCs  felt a little like that. Fumiaki Shingu was the name credited at the end of the instruction of Origami alphabets. I thank him for his creativity. Definitely a good resource to teach kids all those things mentioned above. 

So, try folding these ABCs ---It's full of unexpected turns and twist, (we thought so) and I think your kids will have fun in the each step  I recommend it!

Now, I will make numbers!  

P.S. History of Origami site I recently read was also interesting.