This tool may not boast the most modern interface, but once over that hurdle (and the ads) you will have a lot of paper-folding patterns at your disposal in order to relax and make some origami.
How to Make Origami Animals explains how to make well-known origami figures that people have been making for a very long time.
Making origami, the traditional Japanese art, takes patience and persistence. If you have ever tried making the typical paper crane (the bird) you may have ended up frustrated with the guides with drawings which are sometimes not easy to follow. You can also choose to watch videos, but you will need to constantly pause them in order to follow the process properly. How to Make Origami Animals solves this problem with a step-by-step guide with written instructions complemented by a 3D animation to help you with the paper-folding process. This makes it easy to learn how to make all kinds of fun, classic and original figures.
Despite the app’s name, it doesn’t only contain guides for making animals (such as dogs, foxes, giraffes, dinosaurs or rabbits) – you can also learn the steps for creating a Christmas tree, planes, flowers, boats or hats, among many other figures. The topic listings are not that clear, so you might want to use the search tool at the top of the screen.
More than origami
As well as origami, this tool takes you through the steps for learning other kinds of handiwork. For example, it contains guides for drawing, tying knots, making cocktails, cooking, scrapbooking and even posing for photos. It’s a little off-the-wall, but very complete and the guides are simple and easy to follow. If you finally manage to understand it all, this app will banish boredom forever.