September 13, 2010
As this is the beginning of the new school year, I am dedicating some posts on how to make an origami pocket. This is a great first project to make with students. It is a crowd pleaser, which is important to me because it can get a classroom of students happy to be readily on board with paper and book arts. When I begin with paper that is about 15 inch square the resulting pocket can be a handy storage folder for on-going projects.
Before I go any further with this I want to clarify that this is not the traditional origami cup that one often sees. For great directions on how to make an origami cup I recommend looking at the Kids Web Japan/Cup site. The noteworthy difference between the classic cup and my pocket is the width of the base of the structure. I prefer the wider base as it is more suitable for storing books than the narrower, taller origami cup. Just for the record, I was introduced to the origami pocket about a decade ago by a young boy, who learned it from a TV program called Zoom.
I have have available a black and white copy of directions on how to make an Origami Pocket.