Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. It started in the 17th century AD or even earlier and has evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.
The Sawyer Free Library is hosting a Harry Potter Origami presentation for kids grades 6 and up. Local artist Laura Geggis will demonstrate different techniques for folding paper. All of the supplies are included with generous funding by the MBLC and LSTA Grant, 2011.
Origami is a fascinating art form and can be simple or complex. This quick start lesson can help kids get started with basic techniques and they can continue to build a collection as their skills improve.
Here are instructions to make a Harry Potter Origami golden snitch with wings, origami gryphon, origami hippogriff or origami snowy owl using instructions from Instructables.