My name is Maddy Lippold, I am 14 years old and my favorite hobby is making origami. I’m the type of person who likes to create things. Making origami is special to me because I enjoy decorating my room with it as well as sharing my origami to my family and friends. I started making origami when I was 12 years old. I had a hard time making origami at first, but it got easier the more I practiced. I learned how to make origami by watching YouTube videos. I also have a book called “Easy Origami a Step By Step for Kids” by Mary Meiking and Chris Alexander that helped me create many different types of origami, but I preferred using YouTube for more visual instructions. The types of origami I have made so far are roses, tulips, chairs, pianos, planes, sail boats, hearts, bookmarks (triangle shape), fortune tellers, butterflies, swans, cranes, dresses, ties, t-shirts, hand claws and a saxophone. Two of my favorite origami that I enjoy making more of are roses and butterflies. The materials I use to make origami are tooth picks (for curling the edges of the paper), scissors, tape, square sticky notes or origami paper and a pencil (for marking where to fold). I use my origami to decorate my room, decorate gift boxes, birthday cards and scrap booking. My friends love my origami that I made for them especially origami bookmarks. I encourage all kids and adults to try making origami because it is fun, relaxing and it brings out your inner creativity.