Synopses & Reviews
A single sheet of paper can be turned into any imaginative figure even by a small child. This is the charm of origami. It has developed children's creativity and dexterity for generations. There have been numerous traditional origami models, some of which are not seen any more. It is surprising that those centuries-old models often represent the most distinctive forms we can think of nowadays. In this book I introduce traditional models with a little twist to show them off, along with new creations. I hope you will share the joy of origami, doing it your way, or possibly creating innovative designs.
Enchanting new designs from a renowned Japanese origami instructor
Origami enthusiasts of all ages and levels of accomplishment will delight in the charming new designs of Playful Origami. The eighty-eight imaginative and entertaining projects -- including animals, flowers, toys, boxes, baskets and many others -- are easy enough for beginners yet challenging for the advanced papercraft enthusiast.
Clear, step-by-step illustrated instructions throughout and bright colored origami paper provide a complete package for hours of fun with captivating results.
These 88 imaginative and entertaining projects--including animals, flowers, toys, boxes, and baskets--are easy enough for beginners yet challenging for the advanced papercraft enthusiast. 10 sheets of assorted color paper. Photos.
About the Author
REIKO ASOU has studied children's education in Tokyo and while being a kindergarten teacher she began studying art in various media including research in traditional origami. In 1991, she became an origami instructor for Japan Origami Hall, since then she has been presiding over "Himawari", an origami circle, endeavoring to popularize the craft. She contributes much to cultural exchange not only in Japan but internationally.