The artistic origamist's concern is bringing out the expression of the paper. The paper itself is extremely important to their work. They employ methods like wet folding, cutting edges or making their own paper. Unlike the mathematician or even the modern origamist they are not concerned with sequences or the ability to reproduce any model. Besides filling many lonely hours in the hospital, origami teaches patients to get along with and help one another. The art of paper folding can actually bring people out of their shell and encourage them to participate in conversation and group activities. Parents use origami at home to help their children develop different skills. 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. Learning how to do origami can be as simple as following a set of instructions. There are many books printed about this activity with step-by-step instructions for completing specific projects such as a crane or a bird. As long as the instructions are followed precisely the project should be a success. When origami is demonstrated in a group setting, it helps the troubled individual experience a sense of belonging. It enables them to interact with others and connect with people who they can relate to. It's also a bonus when origami is being taught by a psychologist because any time a person feels the need to share their feelings, there's a professional there to intervene. Children love the brightly colored plates and coasters and they make clean up a breeze. Table Decorations: Liven up any get together or holiday with table decorations like parasols (larger ones made from doilies, smaller ones made from paper) and coasters made from bright floral designed paper. These light airy touches will make your table a conversation piece.