With our paper planes flying off the shelves (see what we did there?!) we’ve come up with another paper-tastic idea to keep kids amused. The colourful new Galt Origami set harks back to ancient times when only the rich could amuse themselves with making elaborate art out of folding pieces of paper. Thankfully paper isn’t scare anymore and we can all
try our hand at this paper folding art-form.
“Ori” is the Japanese word for folding and “kami” is the Japanese word for paper which is how origami got its name. Contrary to popular belief origami did not start in Japan. It began in China in the first or second century and then spread to Japan sometime during the sixth century. And now it has come to the world of Galt!
Another interesting thing for you fact-fans is that the original origami creature was the crane, a sacred bird in Japan. Amazingly the Guinness World Record for the largest origami crane has a wingspan of 268 ft 10 in!
We were also astonished to discover a tiny paper square 1 mm by 1 mm was used to fold a crane using a microscope and sewing needle! Now we’re not recommending going this far but we’re sure that little fingers will be able to fold things of beauty with the help of our great kit. Perhaps you could come up with your own paper creations and share them with us? We’d love to know if there’s a pattern we could add in the future.