How to make an Origami Angelfish!
By Kids X-Press Aspiring Artist Tyler Lasicki
Ori means folding and gami is paper, so it literally means folding paper. However, Origami is more than that. Origami is an activity to pass time, a form of art, a hobby, and a way to make people smile. It also inspires people to try and get better if they are sick, it lets people know to never give up, and it shows that you can do anything.
For some people, Origami is just a fun art project, but for others it relaxes them and eases pain. I remember hearing the story about Sadako and the thousand paper cranes. It touched me and many others in my class. I realized that day how hard it was for that 11- year-old girl to make 1,300 cranes while suffering from leukemia. I know that some people are too lazy to make 10 cranes or count to 1,000 while they are perfectly well, and she made 1,300 cranes while suffering from cancer. This shows us Origami can keep our minds off problems and do wonders for the world. I hope more people will try this amazing form of art. Everyone will find something to enjoy inside Origami.
How to Make an Origami Angelfish
The angelfish is the simplest origami sea creature made with just two folds of a single piece of square paper!
Step 1) Fold the paper diagonally, from bottom to top. However, do not fold it perfectly across the middle. Fold it about a half-inch above the bottom right corner, and a half-inch below the top right corner, as pictured to the right. It’s easy, once you get the hang of it!
Step 2) Fold diagonally again, this time starting from the top lefthand corner. You want your fold to start about a half-inch down from the top righthand corner.
Step 3) Flip it over, and there’s your angelfish! Draw a smile with a marker, and add a dot for the eye, or glue on a googly eye. You can make a whole sea of angelfish of all different sizes, using larger or smaller pieces of square paper.
Beginning June 1st through August 2012, R.A.R.E (Rare Animals Really Endangered) in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, presents Fish Tales: Around Westchester exhibition. This upcoming exhibit will bring awareness to the various and endangered fish in Westchester through the use of mixed media art.
Come be a part of the show! Bring your origami angelfish on June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th or July 21st to have your art work installed and enjoy a free workshop.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact Kathleen Reckling at 914-428-4220 x 306 or kreckling@ArtsWestchester.org
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