Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Using a square piece of paper, you can fold it into many shapes. A workshop is being held to teach you how to make all kinds of animals.
HOW many shapes can you fold paper into? Most of us can make a paper crane pretty easily. But there are many more shapes you can learn to make, such as squirrels and roses. At the Origami Playground in a Yuen Long mall, you can even learn how to make a paper garden full of flowers and animals.
The impressive arrangements you can see there include an adorable rabbit family, an energetic penguin family, beautiful giant lotus flowers, and boats you can step into and try to steer. There is an area set aside full of origami paper, scissors, glue and tablet computers which provide instructions. These are all free, so you can make paper creations anytime.
Apart from animals and fl owers, you can learn how to make animal caps and wellwishing lanterns. All you have to do is follow the instructions. Soon you will become an origami master.
An ancient activity
PAPER folding has a long history in Asia. The Chinese probably started it as they were one of the first to invent paper. But after they exported paper to Japan in the sixth century, paper folding flourished in that country. In fact, the Japanese influence is so strong that most people think paper folding is a Japanese art form.
Event: Origami Playground and Free Origami Area
Location: Garden, L1 Atrium, Yoho Mall I & II
Date: Until 10 October
Event: Animal Cap Workshop
Location: L1 Corridor, Yoho Mall I
Date: 1-2 October
Time: 3-3.50pm; 4-4.50pm (10 people per session)