Want to learn interesting ways to fold paper? Head to the library!
1. Check out an Origami STEAM Kit
The Origami STEAM Kit is all about origami, the art of paper folding! With books, a DVD, guides, and colorful paper included you can learn a new skill when you check out this kit.
STEAM Kits are a collection at the Plano Public Library with educational materials covering a variety of topics within science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Each kit comes with books, DVDs and a hands-on activity to explore these topics, including the stars, water, drumming, the human body and dozens more. STEAM Kits are available at all five locations and you can place holds on these kits. We have kits for ages 3 and up.
See our full list of STEAM Kits on our website.
2. Attend Origami Hour workshop
For a hands-on experience with origami, come by Origami Hour on Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm at Harrington Library! Attendees will learn the origins and history of the art of paper folding, and use your new skills to make your own works of art. Open to all ages, though space is limited so show up at 1:30 to grab a spot.
3. Use the library collection for guides and inspiration
Want even more origami? We have tons of library resources, perfect to work on your paper folding skills:
- Amazing Origami Animals by Rob Ives (2019)
- Amazing Origami Dinosaurs by Rob Ives (2019)
- Amazing Origami Gifts by Rob Ives (2019)
- Amazing Origami Vehicles by Rob Ives (2019)
- Beginner’s Guide to Kirigami: 24 Skill-Building Projects Using Origami & Papercrafting Skills by Ghlynn Descamps (2019)
- Zen in Japanese Culture by Gavin Blair (2019)
- Better Living through Origami: 20 Creative Paper Projects for a Beautiful Home by Nellianna Van den Baard (2018)
- Tomoko Fuse’s Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse (2018)