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For the demo - if you have an overhead - use sheets of waxed paper. The
students can fold with you, the folds are easy to see (you can see
through several folds of waxed paper).
You may want to try 'patty paper' - the paper between hamburger patties.
Key Curriculum Press has it, one thousand sheets for $6.00. I have used
it for geometry exploration, it may bee too small for a whole project,
but I would say you could practice folds with it. (Their package of
oragami paper, 400 6" sheets, is $17.95)
Are you doing individual pieces, or unit oragami? That would make a
> From: DaynaB62
> Sent: Saturday, April 18, 1998 1:30 AM
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Origami
> I want to teach Origami (for the first time!) to my 3rd graders. Has
> used paper other than traditional Origami paper? It appears to be
> and I have 125 students,,,, I know fadeless paper might work but
> that's pricey
> I was thinking of having the kids paint their own papers ...possibly
> watercolors, but that would necessitate a thicker type of paper,,,
> would that
> work? I considered chalks too,,, but messy for folding,,,, same for
> pastels. Any other ideas?