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I have used not only inexpensive photocopy paper but wrapping paper works
as well and is prettier. it just has to be an even square. Any paper
could be used but it works better for those accurate creases with a light
At 09:30 PM 4/17/98 EDT, you wrote:
>I want to teach Origami (for the first time!) to my 3rd graders. Has anyone
>used paper other than traditional Origami paper? It appears to be expensive
>and I have 125 students,,,, I know fadeless paper might work but that's
>I was thinking of having the kids paint their own papers ...possibly in
>watercolors, but that would necessitate a thicker type of paper,,, would that
>work? I considered chalks too,,, but messy for folding,,,, same for oil
>pastels. Any other ideas?