Last week was galactic! A new crew launched up to the ISS, and the same day that happened we received a new kit in the post: Origami Galaxy For Kids! This is a pretty special kit with some great extras – keep reading to find out more.
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Tuttle Publishing kindly sent Tristan their Origami Galaxy For Kids kit for Tristan to review and he was quick to open it and get started. He’s always had an interest in space, so this was a great match for him.
Origami Galaxy For Kids kit is great! Each of the projects includes a little information about the real thing, which means kids can learn a little about space while folding. The passages aren’t too long so they aren’t intimidating to those who have an aversion to reading.
The Origami Galaxy For Kids Kit Contains:
- 12 Out-of-this-world models
- 48 sheets of origami paper
- Full-colour instruction book
- A really cool Galaxy Poster
- Online video with folding demonstrations
The cosmic papers in this kit are pretty. Some of them are for use with particular projects, while others could be mixed and matched with other kits.
The first project tried was the Space Plane, which was really easy and a good one to start with.
I wanted to try to make a project, too; I was drawn to the Hypergiant Star as I love the colours of the paper used for it. It takes 2 pieces of paper, and although the final product looks quite complicated, I followed the instructions and found them to be easy to follow and I had a star done in no time at all! This will look great hanging up.
Tristan thought a star was in order to bring some light to the world. This would look nice on a greeting card.
Kallista and Tristan both made Space Rockets, which look great, standing up straight and proud. Don’t they look ready for action?!
Kallista’s also started to work on the Flying Saucer, which takes many sheets of paper to put together, but is really quite easy. I’d love to try either the Red Giant Star (there’s a video for this one), or the Planet, which looks very interesting.
The poster is lovely! It contains good information, and can even be put up on a window as the reverse side is yellow with some white stars.
If you’re new to origami, there are some very easy models to fold, and a couple that are a little more complex. However, to help you along, there’s an internet link in the book that will take you to a site where you can watch 6 of the projects being folded. This is very handy, as sometimes there’s a particular step that can have you a little baffled.
This kit would be a great one to bring out during a celestial event, a sleep-over, or to celebrate great astronaut’s achievements. You could also easily turn a corner of a room into a space gallery by putting up the poster and hanging a few of the projects. You could even add a few glow in the dark stickers to the wall and ceiling for a little added effect.
If you’re interested in purchasing Origami Galaxy For Kids, it’s available through: