Making stuff with paper is unmistakably as analogue as one can get, and when it comes to paper art, origami remains one of the most popular! It can be a great way to de-stress from your hectic lifestyle, so grab some paper and start folding!
Origami, the age-old art of paper folding that began in Japan during the 17th century, remains one of the most popular forms of paper art to this day. We can see why: it’s therapeutic, interesting, and offers a fair amount of challenge in both physical and mental sense. It’s a wonder how a single, flat sheet of paper can be transformed into a work of art in an entirely different form, don’t you think?
So, if Monday is wearing you down, take a break, grab a sheet of scratch paper from your desk, and start folding! But, just because you’ll be doing nothing but fold the paper doesn’t mean it will be easy! Take a look at this list of origami projects to find out what you can make out of those paper-folding sessions.
For starters, you can make the quintessential origami project: the beautiful and elegant paper crane:
Then, you can move on to making more complicated ones:
With enough practice, you can move on to using colored paper and patterned origami sheets to decorate your room and office desk!
Need some inspiration? Take a look at the marvelous works of these great origami artists: