Origami is a fun, simple and portable activity. Made up with two Japanese words, origami literally translates as "to fold" (ori) and "paper" (kami).
Origami is simple, enjoyable activity and the packet of origami paper cost anywhere from $1.50 to $5.00. Many comes with instructions on how to make your own creations.
I usually carry a few sheets of origami paper with my sketch pad. When occasion warrants, I fold a sheet of paper and transform it into animal, bird, box or more complex time-consuming creatures with as many as 100 folds such as brontosaurus or tortoise.
The origami paper comes in all sort of quality, sizes and designs. However basic origami paper is square and should be strong enough but easily foldable.
It's a simple yet joyful activity which you can do alone or as a group project. I especially find it fun to transform a square sheet of paper into something total unexpected for a small child.
Aloha -- Cathi