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Origami

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What you'll need:

Square paper (9cm x 9cm)

Steps

1. Fold the paper in half and fold again. You should get two square flaps.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Plenty of paperwork

Origami, or the art of folding paper, is said to have originated in China as early as the Sui dynasty (581-618), when Buddhist monks, travelling to Korea and Japan, brought with them gifts of paper folded into different shapes.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Paper folders are model students

Lai Jiawei, the founder of Ipaperart Workshop, is a master of origami - transforming ordinary paper into artwork. Since it opened in 2009, his Guangzhou studio has attracted all sorts of interested parties, from IT engineers and marketing managers to college students.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

No folds barred

Like many youngsters, Kade Chan Pak-hei was a keen gamer when he was in primary school. When he entered secondary school, however, his interest waned.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Swiss artist folds his childhood hobby into art, crease by crease

We've all made a paper plane at some point in our life, but Swiss artist Sipho Mabona has taken his childhood hobby to a new level.

Mabona was in town on Monday to open an exhibition of his origami work at Telford Plaza in Kowloon Bay. He has created 18 paper goldfish for the mall's Lunar New Year display.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Can-do tiny robot art

Next time you throw an empty drinks can in the bin, just remember that it may not be the last time you see it. For it could well return - as a robot.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Girls turn heartache into a positive cause

When Hu Li-ting, a native English-speaking teacher of Holy Angels Canossian School in Hung Hom, spotted an anonymous message on the wall outside the classroom, she was very moved.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Paper cranes for Japan

Seven schools participated in Young Post's 'From Hong Kong to Japan with Love' campaign for Save The Children (STC). Students at the schools made thousands of origami paper cranes, wrote hundreds of messages for the children in STC safe areas, and raised HK$5,524.50 in total. Donations from YP's team boosted the sum to HK$6,274.50.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

From HK to Japan with all our love

When a disaster such as the earthquake that struck Japan happens, it is really hard to find ways to reach the victims and show our support and compassion.

In Japan, folding a thousand origami paper cranes is a symbol of good luck, happiness and peace. Why not show the Japanese people our support through their own tradition and make a thousand origami cranes (or more!)?

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Have a hoppy Lunar New Year!

Eva Long is the founder and chairman of Arts and Handicraftsman Association of Hong Kong. As a DIY artist, she is passionate about bringing together more than 500 DIY artists in Hong Kong and creating a platform for them to share their work. Long shares some simple steps to make a paper rabbit just in time for the Lunar New Year

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1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

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