딱지접기: Fold that plastic snack bag the Korean way
I’d love to learn “origami”, the Japanese art of folding, but I’m not really good with handicrafts. There is a Korean way of folding that is quite useful and is for people like me who aren’t artsy. “Ddakji jeopgi” (Hangeul: 딱지접기) is a style of folding that Koreans do with plastic snack bags. Jeopgi (Hangeul: 접기) means “folding”; while ddakji (Hangeul: 딱지) is a square made up of four triangles.
Why fold plastic snack bags? This is not only for people who are bored and don’t have anything better to do. It’s also for the “environmentalist” in you. LOL. I recycle everything that I could recycle, including plastic bags, so I really don’t need to fold them but sometimes they take up space in my recycling box. It’s also fun to do, although I couldn’t do it as neatly as my MIL does.
If you want to try it, here’s how it’s done. I’m pretty bad when giving instructions so just follow the pictures. 🙂