Spring is here, and we’ve had a day or two that have felt like summer, and with the sunshine and longer days of the season come cheerful blooms. If you love flowers and you also love origami, you should check out Tuttle’s Origami Flowers kit.
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Tuttle Publishing kindly sent Kallista their Origami Flowers kit and she was quick to open it and get started. Be sure to keep these in mind to make and give to teachers at the end of the year…they are non-allergenic, easy to transport, and won’t wilt, either!
The Origami Flowers kit contains:
- 41 flower models
- 96 sheets of origami paper in several pretty designs, as well as solid colours, all double-sided
- 2 instruction booklets – which means that two children can fold flowers at the same time for twice the fun!
The first flower that Kallista began with was a tulip.
And she moved onto the ‘dazzle,’ which turned out very well and she put a pretty blue heart jewel in the centre of it just for me.
Tristan made a lily with a lily pad after we took a trip to a Fairy Trail and saw a pond with lily pads along the walk. These blooms always remind me of the Enchanted Forest which our family visited a few times when I was young, and I took Phil there during our honeymoon.
The Lotus Flower looks quite complicated, but is in fact, a very simple flower to make!
The Quickie Rose was more difficult and didn’t turn out quite as expected, but that’s the thing about origami; the more you practice, the better you become; a good lesson for life as well.
The Lily may be a little challenge if you are new to origami, but if you have worked on other designs by Michael G> LaFosse, you shouldn’t have much trouble as you will have come across the folds before, no doubt.
In addition to just folding these and leaving them as they are, they can also be affixed to a card blank to create a unique card for someone special. Many of our neighbours receive items the children have folded. With Kallista’s birthday that has just passed, she will be using some of these patterns to give in return with a short thank you note.