Monday, August 26, 2013

My Inspiration To Origami

The big book of things to make has a cool variety of things we can make, do and learn about. Although, I would love to be good at origami, I am not :). My uncle masters the art of origami and makes admirable things with origami paper. 
Origami is a traditional Japanese art of folding square paper to create creatures and sculptures. Following the instructions that were in this book, I was able to make this swan and fox :) My children helped decorate and colour it. If you would like to give it a try, then click the image to enlarge and follow the step-by-step instructions. It is a good starting place for beginners.
The DK big book series is a resourceful book to have at home or in schools, as it gives lots of ideas and teaches many interesting things.
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9 comments:

  1. I had a book like that when I was a child and loved to play with some simple origami. My 5 year old daughter is seems very interested, but all we've made together so far is hats, planes and boats! I think it exercises a lot of skills... following instructions, precision, memory, patience, etc. And creates an awareness of the arts of different cultures. :)

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    1. Your right origami has lots of benefits it is defenitely a good craft to do often :)

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  2. DK does have a lot of good books. I am a owner of a few. I have given my grandson a couple of ones of interest for his age.

    Florence C

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    1. They are Florence We too have learned and are still learning from these fabulous books

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  3. Well I'll have to disagree with you not being good at it. I think your 2 projects are adorable.

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  4. Very nice!! I tried this also..Not very good at it but this book looks like it is more detailed then the one i used. :) Great projects to do with kiddies.

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  5. awesome job....I have like 5 thumbs lol

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  6. It always looks simple to do, but Not! Love theses!

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