Earlier this week, my mum and sister flew over to the UK to visit us. We took them on a road trip to visit Scotland. My sister is a proper Singaporean Chinese who can’t live without noodles or rice. So we went out to eat Chinese food for most of our meals on our trip. I came across an old fashion dumpling restaurant in Edinburgh and they have these paper wrappers for the chopstick. It has been a long time since I have seen these wrappers in restaurants. It triggered memories of how my Japanese friend taught me to make an Origami Chopstick stand. This is to keep the tip of the chopstick clean if the restaurant didn’t provide chopstick stands.
I only managed to get a single wrapper as my children kept stealing the wrappers to play with it. In the following pictures, the wrapper is quite creased. If I ever get hold of an original wrapper, I will take a better picture. So for now, please bear with it.
Fold the wrapper from one of the ends inwards to a length of 3 cm. Keep folding inwards for the rest of the length of the wrapper. Fold in half along down the length. Pinch in the sides to make it stand.
2. Origami Chopstick Pentagon Dish
Hold both ends and tie a knot. Tuck in both ends and push in the middle to create a dish.
3. Origami Chopstick Chinese Scrolled Paper Rest
Used the chopsticks and roll both corners and you will get a Chinese scrolled paper rest.
4. Origami Chopstick Mini Ring
Use a chopstick and roll the wrapper into a ring.
5. Origami Chopstick Big Ring
Use your finger or thumb and roll the wrapper around it.
6. Origami Chopstick V rest
Fold the corner diagonally into a triangle shape and keep going until the end of the wrapper. Tuck the end into the triangle. Press one corner of the triangle.
7. Origami Chopstick Bird
Fold the wrapper in half then fold the wrapper at right angles to meet the central crease on both sides.
Fold both sides inwards towards the centre again. Next fold the wrapper up on both sides. Use both ends and fold it in the same manner as if you were to fold a fan.
Now fold it in half and fold the tip to make the bird’s head. Open it up to use the bird!
8. Origami Chopstick Snake
Fold the wrapper in half and fold both corners to make the head of the snake. Then fold the rest of the wrapper in the same manner as if you were to fold a fan.