Since origami is popular in Japan, a paper such of this would certainly be beneficial. There are other special papers which are made to be durable but flexible for thin, narrow pieces in projects. Since paper is the only material needed for origami, it is essential to have the right type for the intended composition. 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. This activity has proven to be effective in teaching children to be patient and attentive. Both of these skills are necessary in a group as well as in every day living. Origami also teaches children about problems solving and other aspects of mathematics that are relative to life. It also encourages children to set goals and work toward achieving them. The individual needs to be able to look beyond the current step and know what should come next. They need to be capable of forecasting the outcome of each step of the origami process. If a mistake is made or a step is skipped, it is quite helpful if the person can figure out where they went wrong. Again patience is needed since an origami project or particular portions of the project may need to be repeated several times. In the early days when origami was initially discovered, it was used in Germany by kindergarten students. It also became quite popular in England where children used it as a hobby. Origami, even for young children is exciting and since it requires mathematics and much concentration, it can also be very educational. Because this activity requires careful attention and precise folds, it cannot be rushed if hoping to achieve the intended result. One must be very patient when attempting an origami project. Attentiveness or awareness is also essential in our daily existence. Whatever environment we find ourselves in it is important to be aware of the situation and activity around you.