After three whole years of living in Columbia, I decided to check out Roots & Blues for the very first time this Saturday.
Admittedly blues isn’t generally my genre of choice, but it was hard not to appreciate the rustle and bustle of Stephens Lake Park as people from in and around the city came together for this annual event. There’s something to be said about the sense of unity and peace only a good music festival can bring. And, I’ll have to be honest – between the twangy Les Pauls, band boys in eccentric clothes with too many tassles and their old-timey voices, blues is just fun to watch live. It’s safe to say I’ll be going again next year!
So, in honor of my first Roots & Blues experience in this great city, my origami piece for this week is the classic piano. This one is SUPER easy to make, so I encourage any of my readers looking to give paper folding a shot to try this one today!
The Classic Piano
1. Start with a thin, 6 x 6 sheet of paper – the more decorative, the better!
2. Fold your paper in half – both horizontally and vertically. Unfold. Then fold it back over horizontally.
3. With the paper facing down, fold the outer edges of your rectangle into the center crease.
4. Fold the inner corners out so you form two triangles on either side.
5. Conduct a squash fold on both sides – this means pulling the edges out and squashing the shape down. You form what looks like two little houses on either side.
6. Next, fold the middle flap of your shape up.
7. Then, fold the top part of that flap in half. Unfold.
8. Fold the top edge of that piece into the center fold you just created.
9. Then, fold that smaller rectangle down to the bottom edge of the flap.
10. To create the keyboard, fold the rectangle you just folded down at right angles. Then, finally, re-crease both sides of your piano inwards.
12. …And draw in your keys for the final touch! Draw your lines straighter than mine and you’re golden 🙂