The definition of origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Ori means folding and kami means paper. (kami changes to gami due to rendaku). Origami is an activity for any age group. Let your mind flow with creativity while folding dragons, boxes, cups and so much more. No matter the shape or design, the piece is yours to make unique just for you. The practice of origami does take a lot of time, patience and focus.
With every fold and crease, bonds and memories will be made that will last a lifetime with family and friends.
At Discovery Lab, a staff member can teach you and your family how to make a swan,frog, fox and so much more in the WorkShop. They not only give you a verbal lesson but also a visual lesson and help you truly understand how to make origami and how everything works.
Marketing Intern: Abigail Brady
Educator and Origami Expert: Salem Saxton
Q. When did you start origami?
A. About two or three weeks ago.
Q. What made you want to start origami?
A. Someone here came up with the idea to start origami boxes, then everyone kind of jumped in with different ideas until it became something big like it is now.
Q. What is your favorite thing to make?
A. The Origami box takes a lot of time to make but once you are finished with the box it looks really cool and unique.
Q. In your opinion what is the hardest thing to make?
A. The box - it gets very difficult towards the end. The swan is difficult in general.
Q. Describe origami in one word. Why did you choose this word?
A. Precisely, you can’t mess up at all or you’ll ruin the outcome.