Kids laugh when I sheepishly announce that I am going to teach them how to fold a piece of paper in half.
The older the person, the happier they are with this activity. .
It’s one of those things that everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
It seems nearly impossible to get to line up the edges of the paper. Then once they line up, they shift. You adjust.
You press down on the paper; it shifts.
You thought it looked good then it doesn’t.
This video is one minute and twenty-eight seconds about folding paper in half well. I say everything twice because it’s all worth repeating.
A question that I got on twitter was about folding a square on the diagonal. Here’s a wordless video to answer the question. It’s really the same steps as above, just slightly modified.
The things to keep in mind are to use two fingers as a backstop near the corners that you are trying to match. Slide the paper until it’s in place, then HOLD TIGHT with one hand, while sliding across the paper towards the fold, with the other hand.