Origami Activities

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Fold classic origami projects and learn about Asian culture with this easy origami book.

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, is not just a great crafts activity—it's an exciting way to expand the imagination. Children will have hours of fun with this beginner origami paper craft book. Renowned origami artist and author Michael LaFosse designed Origami Actives to introduce them to the exciting world of paper folding. What makes this origami origami book original is that ...

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Overview

Fold classic origami projects and learn about Asian culture with this easy origami book.

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, is not just a great crafts activity—it's an exciting way to expand the imagination. Children will have hours of fun with this beginner origami paper craft book. Renowned origami artist and author Michael LaFosse designed Origami Actives to introduce them to the exciting world of paper folding. What makes this origami origami book original is that each paper project explores a distinct aspect of East Asian culture and includes an explanation of the cultural context for each project. The designs are very simple and are great for beginning origami folders. They can be considered origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.

This origami book contains:

  • 64 page, full-color origami book
  • Easy, step-by-step instructions
  • Origami techniques and folding tips
  • 15 fun and easy designs
  • Cultural background and explanations of projects
Once you've folded your own origami, you can use them to create one-of-a-kind origami scenes.

Origami projects include:

  • Lotus Flower
  • Japanese Fan
  • Chopstick Wrapper
  • Dollar-Bill Dragon
  • Chinese Zodiac
  • Traditional Crane
  • Japanese Daruma Doll
  • And many more...
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"[E]specially intended for creative and curious young people ages 7 to 12, Origami Activities offers a wealth of rainy day fun and simple, easy-to-make crafts"—Midwest Book Review
Publishers Weekly
Two books launch the Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kids series: Origami by Michael LaFosse, and Haiku by Patricia Donegan. The first title begins with an introduction with suggestions and sources for finding good origami paper, as well as a brief synopsis of terms, techniques and symbols, then demonstrates over one dozen origami projects. Haiku offers a history of the Japanese poetic form and numerous tools to get young poets writing their own. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These guides offer several simple projects laced together with instructions that are reinforced through repetition. Urging young poets to focus more on characteristic elements, topics, and spirit than on syllable counts, Donegan demonstrates five ways of creating haiku, both as solitary and group efforts. Her many examples range from Matsuo Basho's famous frog to a modern Canadian youngster's "small green growing things/in my old dirty locker/on my ham sandwich." Reproductions of Japanese artwork and children's paintings appear throughout, and generous lists of Web sites, magazines, and organizations are appended. LaFosse's 15 paper models, arranged in order of difficulty from an accordion-folded fan to the traditional crane, include single-piece and modular designs presented through clear, standard-symbol, step-by-step diagrams. Photos of the finished projects are included. Any connection with Asian culture in these titles is limited to occasional references to holiday customs or like snippets. Both contain slightly awkward, strictly decorative illustrations. Still, the books make inviting choices, either for thematic classroom units or for children looking for new ways to express their creativity.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804834971
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Series: Asian Arts and Crafts For Creative Kids Series
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 503,791
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    DO NOT GET THE SAMPLE

    IT DOSENT SHOW ANYTHING ITS A WASTSE OF TIME

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Cool

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    TAP HERE PLEASE

    Can someone show me how to make one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    This looks good

    Thats all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    dont get sample

    Unless you are stupid

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