Origami is a form of art or amusement of folding a piece of paper into some figure.
It also points to the finished piece of work made in such way.
The artcraft is made of Chiyogami, a perfect square sheet of paper with rich colors and patterns.
Usually, origami is done with a single sheet of paper without using any scissors (i.e., no cutting, just folding), but there are some shapes in which you need two or more sheets such as shuriken (an old weapon) and others which you put in small cuts.
By folding carefully and using every bit of the paper and space, the paper transforms into a 3-dimensional figure.
Because you keep on folding, the finished product may sometimes become much smaller as compared to the original size of the paper.
Some famous origami figures include swans, balloons, airplanes, shuriken, kabuto (warrior's helmet) and yakko (footman).
For the first edition of origami, let's try making the most famous and typical figure, the Japanese swan since it's the beginning of a new year and swans are considered to be fortunate birds.
Just to let you know, this is a bit harder than beginner's level !!