Origami For Kids – A Great Way to Unleash Your Child’s Creativity

December 21, 2016

Origami was developed back in the 1800’s by the Japanese and it is considered an art-form of paper folding. It has been both popular with adults as well as children in Japan for centuries, and now enjoyed by the West as well.

Rather than having plastic toys to play with, children back then would learn to create their own using just a plain piece of white or colored paper (or even a combination of both). They obviously did not have the luxuries that kids have nowadays.

Origami is a great way of developing a child’s ability to focus on a task to achieve something beautiful, and at the same time build his hand and eye coordination. It can be a great past-time or hobby to instill in your children and is suitable for children 3 years and older.

The seduction of Origami is the finished product – something you can create by hand and bring to life, mimicking either and object, person, plant or animal. Kids although young, enjoy the satisfaction of creating something on their own, especially when it is a work of art. In fact, for kids that have not yet developed drawing skills, it can be a great way of getting them to be artistic without the need for putting pencil to paper.

By buying a book on Origami for your kids, you are giving them a chance to not only follow the folding guides within the book, you are helping them develop persistence towards the task ahead of them.

With Origami, some creations can be extremely basic and easy to do, while others require higher levels of skills and experience in order to achieve properly. Thus, the kids learn how to develop this skill though time and dedication.

When getting your kids started with Origami, start off by attempting a simple project with them, until they get used to it. Lead by example and get your kids to follow suit, and if they can’t seem to work out how to do a certain fold, give them time to solve the puzzle by themselves, as this way they will gain a sense of pride for accomplishing something totally on their own.

Let your kids know that it takes practice to become good with Origami along with everything else in life, and persistence is the key to creating a beautiful toy of out paper. You will find that kids enjoy learning what you have to teach them, even if it means doing it over and over again.

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