Thursday, June 20, 2013

Origami with Seniors

As I've mentioned here in the past, I teach origami to senior residents at an assisted living facility every month.  I always enjoy teaching them, as it is a nice change of pace from teaching children.  These are photos from our recent sessions.

Each of these flowers below is made out of 5 pieces of paper and glued together with a chopstick (or a pen). The assembling part is kind of tricky so I gathered pieces that the residents folded and put together at home.  I delivered the flowers to them a couple of days later, and they were very happy!

If you google "origami kusudama flowers" you will find instructions and photos of these flowers decorated in so many different ways.  A traditional model, I believe.

These stars below are folded out of pentagon shape.  Aren't they pretty?  I see this 5-pointed star model all over internet but wasn't sure whose model it was originally.  I just read from at least one source now that it is a model by Tomoko Fuse, but not sure which published work.

I love the simplicity of this traditional sailboat model.  I put them in a box that I decorated as a diorama.  It was displayed in the lobby for Father's Day.