October 14, 2018
I wonder who invented double sided papers? I love the design opportunities (and surprises) they offer when you start folding them. This origami paper comes in a package of 8 color patterns with 96 sheets that are 6.75″ square. They feature prints of chiyogami papers – patterns that are silkscreen printed onto washi (Japanese paper). I got this paper from Mulberry Paper and More.
Trinity from Paper for Water designed a clever Origami Candy Dish for the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, which I’ve paired with this origami paper. She told me about how she invented the design on Paper Talk (see below). Two sheets of this paper are included in the custom paper pack, which you can purchase with the calendar.
I’m branching out on the podcast. This is my first episode featuring someone other than a papermaker, and I’ll be featuring other interesting paper people in the coming months. Here’s one of them! Paper For Water is a family run non-profit organization that folds origami to raise money for clean water projects around the world. It started when their two young girls learned that some kids can’t go to school because they have to carry water, and that people die because their water isn’t safe to drink. I interviewed the whole Adams family on Paper Talk about their amazing project which has been going on for seven years now. I love how the kids are involved in running a creative business while making the world a better place! There are so many cool levels to this project.
I’ve been following Paper For Water for a couple of years, and 8-year-old Trinity designed the June project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, an origami candy dish. In this video, she shows us how to fold it! I’m donating $5 (or 20%) of each calendar sale to Paper For Water, and I’ve raised over $200 so far. I hope you’ll join me in helping them bring clean water to the thirsty!
So you know I have a thing for calendars. Check out this one! 21Fools in India makes a calendar that grows into a garden. The wooden frame of the calendar is handcrafted out of old furniture and the paper is plantable. At the end of the year, the calendar turns itself into 12 beautiful plants.
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This origami making is a great pass time for children who loves art making. I showed it to my daughter and she liked it.