It’s (Origa)me

‘TIS MEEE. Yes! I bring you proof of my existence! In my quest to learn origami – as seen on my bucket list – I have filmed for you an excellent video of me to go with my reasons origami is cool. Admittedly, it’s of me folding origami, but what did you expect? I mean, this is a post with a terrible origami pun in the title. šŸ˜‰

The first part of the video is me making simple paper cranes in varying sizes, and the rest is me learning how to make a shuriken – a throwing star with two arms. (That bit’s only about 40 seconds but it was far more painful for me, sadly!) If you understand my terrible attempt at a reference with the music then SO MANY CONGRATULATIONS! *thrusts confetti in your face*Ā I also apologise deeply for the low quality; it’s been shunted around over many devices and, to be honest, my camera is pretty terrible!

(If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.)

Why origami is really cool

  • Daydreaming in lessons gets way more entertaining. Instead of just…well, daydreaming, you can rip out pieces of your homework diary and make things out of paper to promptly be put in the recycling. Huzzah!
  • It looks way more impressive than daydreaming. Seriously. Cranes look quite fancy so people tend to get a bit excited.
  • RECYCLING. Origami paper is nicer, but it’s also perfectly satisfying to make cranes out of newspapers on the tube. Give the Metro a new, far more aesthetically pleasing life.
  • You can make your own decorations. I made a few strings of cranes for our class stall at Christmas.
  • THEY’RE GREAT WEAPONS. *evil laugh* The ones I made at the end of the video, shuriken, are paper versions of throwing stars. If you can throw them right they’re pretty damn painful.
  • It’s so satisfying to see how all your folds work together!
  • It’s also pretty therapeutic (at least for me). So, people were being idiots at school? MAKE ANGRY PAPER CRANES.
  • Origami has some pretty interesting maths.
  • Yeah, I’ve run out of reasons. But share yours with me! šŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed my origami fangirling – have you ever made origami? Feeling inspired to? Got any cool shapes to make? I’d also be really grateful if you could fill out my blog survey (if you haven’t already).

12 thoughts on “It’s (Origa)me

  1. *makes angry paper cranes to vent out anger*
    LET’S JUST SAY YOU BOUGHT ME AT THE WEAPONS PART. Also, I’m jealous of your punning skills (is that a thing? XD) Ahaha, I see what you’ve done there. Origami’s amazing. Also, I’ve completely flooded my desk with mini paper cranes at this point. Oops?

    1. PUNS GIVE ME LIFE. I try my best…? XD
      Weapons are always the deciding factor, naturally! Ooh, that is fabulous. Take over the world with your awesome origami. šŸ™‚
      THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR VISITING, fellow origami-loving friend!

  2. OH MY. You are a genius at origami. I feel like you should start an Etsy store or something, y’know? I can fold paper cranes and flowers, but I cannot do throwing stars. This is a clear loophole in my origami education and I shall learn how to murder with flowery sparkly paper at once. *nodnod*

    1. Thank you very much! I don’t think the camera did a very good job of conveying quite how mismatched the sides were on the throwing stars, though, haha. Perhaps if I learn some more I could set up a store? This is a plan that should be considered sometime in the future. *nods*
      Murdering people with flowery sparkly paper is the absolute best way. I don’t know if they’d appreciate the irony, through. šŸ˜›

    1. Thank you so much! I’m TERRIBLE at arts and crafty things, but I think it’s improved with practice? I admit, I did wear the shirt especially, haha. šŸ˜› (I do like it a lot!)

    1. Thank you so much! Ooh, that’s probably a lot more productive than birds, haha. I once tried to make a blow up square thing but it didn’t end up very well.

  3. Lol this is me. I used to have this obsession with origami and I’d make all these ridiculous things and hang them from the ceiling of my room… it looked so cool and then the oscillating fan ripped them all out one summer day. But omg its SO MUCH FUN ANDI WHENEVER I DO IT I’M IN THIS HAZE AND I CAN’T GET OUT.

    Ps. I love your blog! I’ve only just stumbled upon it but I love the header and the pun titles and all the goodness. Just followed, and can’t wait to read more posts!

    1. Yess, it’s TOTALLY addictive. The more I make, the more my fingers itch, gah. Oh, wow, that’s a shame about your origami. šŸ˜¦ It sounds amazing, though – yay for origami buddies!

      Thank you so much – I’ll go and check out yours right away! I do always like a good pun, as you can probably tell. šŸ˜‰

A penny for your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s