Monday, December 13, 2010

Making Origami Christmas Ornaments

I've always loved working with paper. 
 Card making, decoupage, collage & mixed media. 
Even paper folding boxes and envelopes. 
...Stuff like that.
But origami? No, that never really crossed my mind. 
Whenever I heard the word 'origami'
...this is what came to mind.
 ...or this.
 ...or something mythological-like.

 Not that I didn't think they were cool. I've made a few with my 11 year old son. I just never would have thought of taking it up as some sort of hobby.
But while browsing for Christmas ornament ideas to make with the kids for an art lesson, I found that origami is where it's at! 
Look! I made these!
A spike ball (Video here.)

A Stellated Octahedron (Video here.)

A snowflake. (video here.)
I won't lie. They were a bit time-consuming, but I did the first two during a movie with the family and the snowflake was our art project for the day.
...And even tough the 14 year old daughter sighed, slouched and rolled her eyes upon first hearing of this paper-folding endeavor, she asked me tonight if we could find some more to do tomorrow. I love it.


  1. Love the paper you used, they all are wonderful

  2. Thank you Cheryl! I have a bit of a "beautiful paper" addiction. I'm always happy when I find ways to finally put them to use :)


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