It made me remember folding inflatable paper balloons on the playground as a child, and left me wondering if I could still remember how to make them.
My origami “talent,” if you can call it that, pales in comparison to the origami enthusiasts featured in the documentary, but after a few tries, I remembered how to create these simple paper balloons:
Origami Paper Balloons
You will need:
¤ A square piece of paper — the bigger the paper, the easier the balloon is to fold. Once you make a single balloon, then you can experiment with sizes. White copy paper works fine for beginners.
Here is a children’s web tutorial that explains all the steps better than I ever could: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_04.html
I always liked these paper balloons, because when you are finished, you get to blow them up. I think they would be a cute table accessory (maybe even place cards?!?) for a birthday party or an outdoor fête.
A sea of rainbow colored balloons….what could be more fun?