Cranes, boats, a bird, a house or a flower made from napkins (cloth or paper), paper towels or any other festive paper you have handy. Fold a large cloth napkin into a bread basket to keep your rolls warm through your meal. Patterned napkins or paper towels make attractive shirt or bow tie plate decorations. Are you finding your current hobby isn't challenging you or perhaps it's too expensive to continue? There are many reasons people decide to choose a new hobby. One enjoyable and inexpensive hobby to consider is origami. Origami is an ancient idea that began in the early 1600's. This activity began in either China or Japan. A project starts out with just a square piece of paper and can be transformed into countless beautiful compositions. For many people origami is not simply a pastime. This activity requires skill and knowledge and is often used in the business world. There are individuals who get paid to create certain items using the art of origami. For young children it can help them learn how to use both hands together. Origami teaches concentration, patience and problem solving, all imperative to the growth and development of children. Besides the educational and behavioral advantages of origami, parents can use this activity to occupy a child who's bored or lonely. Looking at a picture of the intended outcome provides the individual with a motive to complete a project. With each fold they are closer to their goal. Once the object is finished and the goal is reached, they experience a sense of achievement. Goal setting is great to teach children as well. Achieving a goal helps them to feel empowered and equipped for the next new challenge. Wet folding in origami is a technique used when the creator is attempting a rounded piece or work. The wet paper allows for sculpting. When the object dries, it is sturdy. There are special papers made for origami. This paper is often called kami, which is the Japanese word for paper. Kami can be bought in various sizes from 2.5cm to 35cm and more.