My youngest son absolutely LOVES origami! He got started doing it one day after finding a book on our bookshelf about Origami. Since then he has watched innumerable youtube videos on paper folding and learned much. He loves to share his knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen. As he has expanded his understanding of Origami, he has begun to experiment with creating his own designs.
What I didn’t realize is that there are educational benefits to doing Origami! By folding paper to make shapes and designs my son is developing his spatial reasoning. You can also use folding to teach math concepts like geometry. How about teaching a unit on Asian culture? Origami ties right in!