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The Butterfly Effect. Irida Ahmeti. What is Origami? - Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Together, they form the word, " origami .“ -It is an art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations.

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What is Origami?

-Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Together, they form the word, "origami.“

-It is an art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations.

  • Origami involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Animals, birds, fish, geometric shapes, puppets, toys and masks are among the models that even very young children can learn to make in just one sitting.

- The art of making paper from pulp originated in China in the year 102A.D. Paper then became more available to the masses.

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Butterflies

The Japanese view butterflies as souls of the living and the dead. They are considered symbols of joy and longevity.

The earliest reference that clearly supports paper folding in Japan is the short poem written in 1680 by Ihara Saikaku. This poem describes a dream that involves paper butterflies.

  • The Butterfly is a symbol of change, joy and love, metamorphosis.
  • Butterfly is a powerful symbol in myth and religion.
  • For Early Christians, it represented the soul itself.
  • In China it symbolized conjugal bliss and joy.
  • American Indians call upon the butterfly for guidance in change, color, and happiness.
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Uses and Benefits of Origami

-Teaches students how to follow directions,-encourages cooperation among students,-improves motor skills, and -it helps develop multi-cultural awareness.

Math Teachers have found that they can use origami to develop math lessons in geometry, fractions, and problem solving.

Language Arts teachers have found that they can use origami to introduce units in literature, poetry, and creative writing.

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Therapeutic Value:

-Stimulation for children/adults-A feeling of achievement and confidence

-Improves one’s memory, concentration & recall-Positive social interaction-Can be a bridging therapy

-One can be a Participant or observer

  • People who suffer from arthritis or other physical problems also report that as they fold origami figures, the muscles in their hands are strengthened.
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Social Value:

-A goal setting experience

-For children: Develop listening skills, follow directions-Shared feelings and knowledge-Promotes co-operation and well being-Fosters cooperation and patience-Can be developed as a hobby

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