Craft Ideas for Adults | 19 December 2016Fold Your Own Coaster Share article facebook twitter google pinterest You can find your zen while making gifts! Zen Origami gives you the easy step-by-step instructions to make a square coaster and gain tranquility. Use beautiful paper to make a set. It’s the perfect handmade gift! 1.Fold and unfold the paper from side to side to form a vertical crease. 2. Fold and unfold from corner to corner to form a diagonal crease. 3. Fold and unfold the bottom edge to the diagonal crease, making a crease only from the bottom left corner to the vertical crease. 4. Fold the lower right corner to the intersection of the vertical crease and the crease made in step 3. 5. Fold the lower left corner to the same point. 6. Starting at the point marked with the triangle, fold the top right corner down to align with the colored edge. 7. Unfold the last step. 8. Fold the paper in half from left to right along the vertical crease. Rotate 90° counterclockwise. 9. Using the 2 points marked with circles as guides, fold the lower right corner over. 10. Your paper should look like this. Now, turn the paper over. 11. Fold both layers of the right edge of the paper to the left using the existing crease. 12. This is what a complete unit should look like. Make a total of 4 units. ASSEMBLY 1.Arrange 2 units as shown. Slide the flap of the green unit into the pocket of the pink unit, making sure that both layers of paper go inside the pocket. 2. Add a third unit in the same way. 3. Add the last unit, connecting it with the first and third units as shown. 4. This is the back of the coaster. Turn over. This is your completed Square Coaster. Flatten all creases firmly, and enjoy! Buy from an Online Retailer US: Find your peace of mind through the art of paper folding! There can be meditative aspect to many craft projects. From doodling complex patterns (Zentangles), to coloring intricate designs, to knitting geometric and elaborate designs, super-involved crafts are being embraced for peace of mind and quietude they offer. Zen Origami brings this trend to the popular art of origami. The repetitive and delicate folds involved in creating modular origami forms are perfect for the mindful movement. These 20 beautiful modular origami projects take time, steadiness of hand, and immersion of thought to complete, offering contemplative sessions that manifest in beautiful pieces of art. This book comes with 400 sheets of origami paper, so you can make more than a dozen modular creations. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.