How to make Origami Fanoos



Mon, 29 May 2017 - 11:56 GMT


Mon, 29 May 2017 - 11:56 GMT

origami paper - pixabay website

origami paper - pixabay website

CAIRO – 29 May 2017: The art of origami began in Japan after monks brought paper from China in the sixth century. Origami is an art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Today, origami is popular throughout the world. The Japanese community in Egypt works hard to make the Egyptians familiar with their culture.

The holy month of Ramadan is featured with its unique Fanoos (lantern). For the current economic crisis that most of the Egyptians suffer from nowadays, the home-made origami fanoos is the best choice for many families.

Egypt Today shows you how to make an origami fanoos in eight steps. This can be a special gift for your children and loved ones.

Step one: Take a sheet of origami paper.

Step two: Fold in half.

Step three: Cut to about 1–2 inches (2.5–5.1 cm) starting from the fold.

Step four: Open up and tape around the outsides.

Step five: Fold the cuts together. For instance, take one cut, and fold the top and bottom together.

Step six: Cut a long strip out of construction paper.

Step seven: Glue or tape strip on.




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