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Butterfly Origami Bookmark – Make and Take adults

Butterfly Origami Bookmark – Make and Take adults

The word “Origami” is a combination of the Japanese word “ori” (to fold) and “gami” (paper) and it is the art of folding paper to create beautiful creature and geometrical shapes. They are an important part of the Japanese culture and popular all over the world. The most common origami models are made from a single folded square of paper. However, when an origami model is made of many pieces folded and joined together, is called modular origami. In Japan, the art of origami is a cultural symbol of simplicity, beauty, and peace. It is a way of creating something beautiful from something as simple as a piece of paper.

MATERIAL NEEDED:
 Origami paper: a rectangle of about 15X8cm, better if patterned on one side. if you don’t have origami paper, you can use normal cartridge paper and draw your pattern or simply colour the two sides differently

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MAKE&TAKE ADULTS are creative workshop for adults, free and open to everybody. Every week there is a new activity and craft to explore. They are a great opportunity for people to practise creativity for the promotion of well-being: participants are invited to ‘play’ with materials without feeling the pressure of achieving something perfect. The sessions also offer the chance to socialise in a very friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Due to social distancing, the group is currently unable to meet, so we are offering simple tutorials for the weekly workshop, readjusting the original activity with materials and resources that people can easily find at home.