Summer is quickly approaching, or maybe the school holidays have already begun for you. My children are enjoying the bright Japanese Origami Kit For Kids and it brings a little sunshine into the day.
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Tuttle Publishing kindly sent my children the Japanese Origami Kit For Kids: 92 Colorful Folding Papers and 12 Original Origami Projects for Hours of Creative Fun! by Michael G. Lafosse to review, and it’s a hefty little kit, too.
This Kit Contains
- 92 Gorgeous folding papers, including paper money
- Instructions for 12 origami projects
Japanese Origami Kit For Kids Projects
Origami kits are easy to pick up and pack along for travel or a change of scenery. The children took theirs to the library to pass some time while we were there for a few hours between appointments. Books are great, but origami allows for a different kind of creativity and some time to chat and enjoy each other’s company, too. It gives a break from the books without causing a roucous for other patrons.
Kallista had a few projects on the go by the looks of the photos I took. In the end, she had made a pretty Koi (Japanese carp). We found it a little pond and set it in the window to cheer up people who were passing by.
Tristan made his first origami box by using this kit! He found he doesn’t need to be afraid of them. They aren’t always as difficult as they appear, and this Masu box turned out great. I love the paper he chose (this kit has such colourful and beautiful papers included). I’m wondering if I could get him to make a larger box from an A3 sized piece of card stock, if it would be good for fitting in a drawer to use to tidy up odds and ends. Origami meets KonMarie – hmmm.
Tristan’s always been about the money, and was tickled to see that there was a bundle of ‘cash’ paper notes included in this kit! This was wonderful as our bills here are a different shape, and now are mostly plastic, so this meant that Tristan could have folding the Dollar Dragon. It did take a little persuading, however, as he didn’t want to crease the bills.
Accordion folded Paper Fans are always a hit with kids. The bold red paper with bowls are cute, too. These are very useful during the heat of the summer, and also make fun gift box toppers
This kit would be a great one for group activities, end-of-day time fillers for classes, and rainy day fun.
If you’re interested in purchasing Japanese Origami Kit For Kids, it’s available through:
- Tuttle Publishing
- Great bookstores near you
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