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Make an origami bunny!

Craft Club wants to get everyone in the UK crafting. For BBC Get Creative they have teamed up with origami artist Mari Ono to get the UK using their paper folding skills and make an Easter bunny.

Origami is the ancient Japanese craft of paper folding with ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper".  Origami needs no special tools, studio or equipment - just by folding alone a flat sheet of paper can be transformed into a sculpture.

Mari Ono has been working with origami since the 1980’s, when she was working as a graphic designer and crafter in Tokyo, Japan.

She says: 'The image of a white rabbit is a favourite in Japan and frequently appears in ancient Japanese tales and folklore. One of the most traditional images in Japan is a rabbit on the moon, pounding rice cakes with a pestle and mortar.'

Have a go at creating your own origami paper bunny and don’t forget to share your creations with @BBCGetCreative and @CraftClubUK. Anyone who posts is in with a chance of winning Mari’s book!

Many thanks to CICO Books for sharing this with us. It is taken from The Simple Art of Origami by Mari Ono. Photography by Geoff Dann © CICO Books.

image taken from The Simple Art of Origami by Mari Ono, published by CICO Books (£12.99) Photography by Geoff Dann © CICO Books

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