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Paper-Folding Techniques: Exploring the Possibilities of Origami in Education

Origami is one of the oldest paper-folding hobbies in the world, and it’s still very much alive. This ancient Japanese art form has been explored in many different media over the years, and there are now even origami-themed video games and animated series for kids. But have you ever thought about how these intricate and beautiful creatures could be used to teach kids about science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? It’s time to explore the possibilities.
With a bit of guidance from an educator and an imaginative teacher, you can use origami to engage and educate your students about a variety of concepts. From comparing the parts of a bird to learning about cellular structure, these paper-folding techniques can help your students explore and understand a variety of ideas. As well as being a fun and creative hobby, origami has been proven to help develop students’ motor skills, problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and patience. With a little bit of practice, your students will soon be creating their very own models and learning new tricks along the way.

How to Fold an Origami Star

How to Fold an Origami Box

How to Fold an Origami Flower

How to Fold an Origami Polyhedron 

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