Why not make something out of their lunch money? Why this idea was started we're not sure but money origami can certainly pass time. What type of bill can be used in money origami? The answer is to this question is simple - any currency is suitable for money origami. So it doesn't matter which airport or restaurant you are waiting in, you can always pull out a paper bill and attempt money origami. This idea was quick to catch on spreading into Spain, South America, Germany and Britain. With time this creative activity also became popular in the west. Although origami is an activity enjoyed by thousands of people, it has a special place in the Japanese culture. Learning how to fold paper is the basis of origami. These people take their interest to more advanced origami projects. Origami falls in the category or art. Of course it's common knowledge that art is a way for a person to express themselves. Through art projects such as origami, a person's individuality is revealed. This can be accomplished by using the origami skills you have and designing your very own composition. First practiced by the Chinese and Japanese, the art of paper folding was and continues to be popular in many cultures. When it was originally started, origami instructions were passed on verbally. Over the years the details and steps required for origami projects have been written down and/or relayed through diagrams. The Shawl - Make a diagonal fold down the middle of a square piece of paper making sure your edges and corners lay on top of each other. If you need a second diagonal fold open the sheet of paper completely before starting the second fold to get a more exact line. The Envelope - using a square piece of paper make diagonal folds down the center in both directions. With practice a child of any age can even create a number of the more advanced figures. For young children there is often the satisfaction of being able to fold a piece of paper into a figure that they aren't yet capable of drawing. Origami teaches children much more than just how to make cute toys. They learn dexterity, they learn to listen and follow directions.