I have prepared a little DIY in the mood of my latest styling for Beautiful Revelry and in honor of Children's Day which is celebrated in May 5 in Japan.
I believe it's an easy origami project that you can do with your kids at home!
Materials: Japanese origami papers - I have used 15 x 15cm printed paper for this DIY. Smaller pieces of paper will produce smaller carps, which may be cute too. If you don't have pretty pre-cut origami paper at home, regular colorful paper cut in square will work too.
- Colour side of your paper opened up
- Fold in half on both diagonals and open it up again.
- Fold one corner into the center point, then unfold again.
- Fold the same corner to the center point of the creased line you just made.
- Refold on the first creased line you created.
- Flip your paper over.
- Bring the bottom corner up down to the bottom corner down. The printed side of your paper re-appears. Model is now fold in half.
- Fold the top point down to the bottom edge.
- Form the tail by folding the right point as seen in the picture.
- Last, make a small crease by folding the top left point - at this stage I put some glue to keep the flabs secure.
Et voilà, c'est dejà (presque) fini!
You can add eyes (or choose not to), then attach each carp with a thin gold thread to your main thread the create a lovely streamer. I have put mine by the entrance, next to the masking tape sign reading"Welcome" and I will move it later on in my children's room as it's definitely too cute to be kept in a drawer!
Have you ever tried origami before? I am a beginner but I thoroughly enjoyed creating koinobori and I am planning to learn more figures, including the famous origami cranes!