Turn junk mail into tiny toys
MNN's lifestyle blogger discovers folding origami can be a calming exercise that lets her put unwanted junk mail to creative use.
Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Origami birds (Photo: Siel Ju)
Still have too much junk mail — despite your best efforts to reduce the unwanted paper? I’d managed to get the paper waste down to a trickle at my old apartment, but have had to start the de-junking process all over again when I moved. Luckily, I was able to make the long, frustrating process a little more fun — by taking a zen approach to the whole issue: When life gives you junk mail, fold origami!
That’s what I did, with a little help from “World’s Best Origami
.” This book by Nick Robinson has more than 100 origami folding instructions — from animals to people to flowers to geometric and modular shapes to practical items like a disposable cup or party hat!
Thus, here are some recent environmental headlines — illustrated with junk mail:
Want to give your junk mail a second life as origami animals? “World’s Best Origami” is available in paperback for $19.95.
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