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Origami Fun

A crane, ninja star, and a samurai hat. Just a trio of traditional origami models.
Unless you’ve been living under a literal rock, you’ve probably heard of origami.

Origami is the popular paper-folding pastime from Japan.

A lot of us girls here at GameOPS happen to enjoy the process of turning a single sheet of paper into a complex model. It’s probably because origami can be therapeutic.

I think I’ve read somewhere that there was a study about origami and how it can help people with anxiety calm down. I’m not too sure about that, but it’s definitely fun to sit down, maybe have tea nearby, and just fold away.

Box and flower container by Tomoko Fuse
I got a stack of origami books by famous authors and I thought it’d be cool to fold some of the models and show you readers!

[post_ad]Now, I wish I could do a full-on tutorial, but the authors of these books don’t really like it when people make tutorials of their works.

Unless you’re like JM and you live in Japan, it’s not easy to find these books. So I’ll just put links to their Amazon listings at the bottom of this post.

Gazanias by Makoto Yamaguchi
There are, however, quite a lot of diagrams online and on YouTube, though most of them are only for traditional models.

Here are a couple of websites that have a good selection of diagrams:
If you're looking for video tutorials, then YouTube is a great place for you to start looking.
We recommend watching these people's videos:
Links to the books where the models I folded came from:

For the crane, samurai hat, and ninja star: Minna Daisuki Origami

Happy folding, everyone! 

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