You would think with my lack of dexterity that I would steer clear of Origami but in spite of the problems I have folding the paper accurately, I just love it.
When my first child was born I made her a mobile out of origami which had a green frog, a purple fish and two different birds in yellow and red. The frog is one of my favourites.
Here is one I made when I was trying to get my granddaughter interested.
I realise that it is quite a long time since I have done any origami as I tend to make things when I see a need for them. Well now I saw a need for some angels for my Christmas cards that could be made in less time than the crochet ones.
I have two lots of origami paper. This my original pack. And a fancier set I bought later. This has three sizes of paper and the orange and red angels were made in the largest size to make it easier but I made the angels for the cards with the smallest size.
I went on the internet and found many angels including this site http://www.origami-resource-center.com/angel.html which had very many different ones. I decided to try the eighth on the list by M Bright. Which you can see here made in orange. The instructions say to use half a square – a right- angled equilateral triangle sort of half – but I simply folded the paper in half for speed.
I also liked the angel I found here –http://www.lastufka.net/lab/misc/angel.htm I made this one in red with another large sheet and although it was too big I decided that was the one I would choose, both because it was easier to make and also because I prefered the way it looked.
These were both made late in the evening as quickly as I could.
And here are the finished angels that I made the next day. As you can see I did have difficulty with the head and I still haven’t got my head! round the right way to do it.
If you look at the link above you will also see that I chose to fold down the point at the top.
Here are the four cards completed.I expect that you can see in the top photograph if not these that I forgot to remove the dot that told me where to make the hole for the other cards. I put this down to the sense of time pressure I am under but it would have seemed wasteful to reprint for so small a mistake.