Origami! You Can Do It
by Emerian Rich
Paper crafts are magical activities that cost little to no money, produce a wondrous product when done, and can be shared by people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Although we attribute the creation of paper folding to the Japanese, paper folding and cutting has been around in all different cultures for centuries.
Starting in China during the Song Dynasty (905-1125 CE), a tradition of paper folding was used at funerals to honor the dead. In Japan, the traditional butterfly design used during weddings can be documented as early as 1680. Even in Europe, a well-developed napkin folding technique
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