How to make an Origami Icosidodecahedron
For young children it can help them learn how to use both hands together. Origami teaches concentration, patience and problem solving, all imperative to the growth and development of children. Besides the educational and behavioral advantages of origami, parents can use this activity to occupy a child who's bored or lonely.
Origami can be used to instill this importance of patience in both children and adults alike. Because this activity requires careful attention and precise folds, it cannot be rushed if hoping to achieve the intended result. One must be very patient when attempting an origami project. Attentiveness or awareness is also essential in our daily existence.
The Book - fold a piece of paper (rectangular or square) down the middle vertically making certain the opposite edges line up one on top of the other. For many origami figures you will need to add another book figure - open the paper and make another fold across the middle horizontally again, making sure the edges lie one on top of the other.
When doing origami with young children it is important to remember certain things: 1. Practice folding the figures you plan to teach them yourself so you can pick out the steps that may cause them problems. 2. Some figures may need to be slightly simplified for younger children. Maybe just leaving out the final finishing steps will help.
Skilled origamists will take on projects such as elaborate ships, buildings, people and objects involving concentration and logical thinking. When people reach this level in origami, often they begin to design their own compositions. Individuals in this category might be considered origami artists and have their work entered in competitions and showcased at art shows and in art galleries.
These creases show definite patterns of triangles, rectangles and other shapes. The geometric study of the crease lines over the last twenty-five years has paved the way for the discovery of new bases. Not all designs are combinations or parts of other bases; some like the box pleat are completely original.