Fun with Origami!
This is a great question. Many people want to hold on to their
special crafts for years to come. While there is no specialized
container that you can get for origami that is going to preserve
them, you can do a few things to make sure your models last.
* Store them in a dry, sealed container. The less moisture
that enters, the better. Also, if you can keep them out of the
sun, they won't degrade or discolor like most other paper
*Use quality paper. If you use poor quality, thin paper, the
chances of your origami creation being damaged is greater.
* Coat your model. You can get art sprays from your local art
shop and this essentially puts a coating on the outside of the
paper, and it gives it protection.
* Limit the handling of the creations. I know it is fun to
show them and maybe even play with them, but if you have one that
you want to keep for a long time, handling it might reduce the
lifespan of that piece.
Sunlight and water are going to be the worse enemies for your
origami models. If you can find a way to make sure that neither
gets in regular contact with the paper, then your models should
last a lifetime.
Jeremy Hansen is a recognized expert on everything Origami and
author of the book "Origami Secrets Revealed: Everything You Need
To Know And More". For more great information like this you can
check out his website at http://www.m5info.com/origamisecrets.html
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