Why Origami Should Be Your New Hobby
Start writing a post

Why Origami Should Be Your New Hobby

It's so much more than just paper folding.

Why Origami Should Be Your New Hobby
sheila_sund / Flickr

Origami is one of the most ancient art forms out there, dating back to the 6th century though some scholars think it could have begun even before then. Most people think of origami as paper folding but it has many applications beyond just paper. Artists have started incorporating origami elements into fashion design and architecture and there are even applications in the fields of engineering and medicine.

If you've never considered trying out origami, here is why you should.

1. You've probably already done it

Almost everyone made paper hats or fortune tellers in elementary school, and if you know how to do that you already have some experience with origami

2. Easy to pick up

All you need is some paper and some instructions

3. Easy to learn

There are thousands of origami how-to books and videos online with step by step instructions that ensure success.

4. It's therapeutic

Many teachers are bringing origami into the classroom to help children with learning disabilities due to its benefits of encouraging concentration, following directions, decreasing anxiety and boosting confidence.

5. Instant rewards

The great thing about origami is that you get to see the reward as soon as you create a piece.

6. Not time-consuming

It can take as little as 5 minutes to learn how to create a new origami design and as you get better it will take even less time.

7. It can be a social or solo activity

Once you know a few folds you can get some friends together and teach them or you can just fold by yourself.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments