Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. A recent article by the American Association of Retired People listed origami as one of the things we can do to boost our brain health. Specifically, the article mentions tasks that challenge our minds and strengthen our brain.
Origami provides both mental and physical stimulus with exercise. The use of the hands directly stimulates areas of the brain. Origami is used in various therapeutic settings, including art therapy and in stroke and injury rehabilitation. Emotional satisfaction is also a by-product of our work as we watch a piece of paper transform into a creation. Many find the folding of paper, a form of relaxation.
So, if you are looking for a new hobby, or a creative way to spend time with your children or grandchildren, Easy Origami Flowers is the perfect book for you. This stunning book will provide hours of enjoyment, creating pretty flower designs that can be used for home décor, greeting cards and gifts or simply just for the fun of folding.
The book starts with ten easy step-by-step tutorials showing you how to fold a range of gorgeous, stylised paper flowers and leaves, comprising: Cherry blossom, Rose, Carnation, Flower of wisdom, Spring flower, Tulip, Lily, Lotus flower, Pleated leaves, and Stem. Each tutorial includes written instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams which show you exactly how to fold the paper to achieve a perfect result every time.
Once you have mastered the flowers, you’ll find 400 pages of coloured and patterned square paper sheets that are perforated allowing you to easily remove them and start folding. The rainbow of papers goes from pale pink through to darker pink, then red, yellow, green, teal, and blue, meaning you will always have just the right shade to hand. As well as the solid colours, gorgeous, illustrated patterns interspersed throughout will give you opportunities to create more colourful flowers, or can be used in your other origami and papercraft projects too.
Purchase your copy: Easy Origami Flowers and get ready for some serious fun.