If you’ve never tried origami, now's your chance! Watch the recording of a special virtual workshop we held in March to teach the basics of origami and learn how to make a beautiful paper tulip!
Watch the recording here.
Origami is composed of the Japanese words oru (to fold) and kami (paper), and has a rich and complex history. This 45 minute workshop was led by Yuko Amikra, one of our active ISPY members from Japan and showed us step-by-step how to make a lovely spring inspired tulip (designed credit: Kunihiko Kasahara).
What you will need:
- 2 sheets of square paper – one for the stem and one for the flower. You can use white paper, or use colored paper to make your tulip brighter!
- Thin paper is preferred – similar to copy paper.
- If you’re feeling inspired, you can buy special origami paper online for as little as $8.
Yuko is a scientist, astrobiologist, and STEM teacher by trade, but since last March she has picked up origami as a hobby to keep her busy during the lockdowns. She has gotten so good, that she even started an amazing origami Instagram account: @gyudonart!