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Step-by-step instructions for making more than thirty interactive origami toys that flap, jump, fly, spin, bang, tumble, turn inside out, peck, snap, rock, and talk. Each design presents an exciting combination of interesting design and innocent delight.

Paul Jackson is a professional paper artist and instructor living in Tel Aviv. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His previous books include The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft; ...

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Overview

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Step-by-step instructions for making more than thirty interactive origami toys that flap, jump, fly, spin, bang, tumble, turn inside out, peck, snap, rock, and talk. Each design presents an exciting combination of interesting design and innocent delight.

Paul Jackson is a professional paper artist and instructor living in Tel Aviv. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. His previous books include The Encyclopedia of Origami and Papercraft; Championship Paper Planes; The Pop-up Book; Origami: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide; and Tricks and Games with Paper.

Interactive origami toys from world-renowned master.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423616634
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 952,848
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

A professional paper artist and instructor living in Tel Aviv, Israel, Paul Jackson’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Paul was a featured artist in the award-winning 2010 documentary Between the Folds. He is the author of more than 25 books on origami, pop-ups, and paper sculpture. Visit his website at www.origami-artist.com.
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What toto Do with your Origami Toys

In two words . . . share them!

Of all origami genres, toys should be shared. Learn a few of your favorites by heart and make them for family and friends, or as icebreakers with strangers at parties, dreary meetings, long flights, and the like. A designer friend once told me how she traveled from remote village to remote village in several Southeast Asian countries on a research project, gaining the friendship and help of the villagers by folding origami toys for everyone!

If you have the confidence, teach origami toys to club groups, young or old. They are great to teach to children, who love to play with them; adults love them too. Some of my most enjoyable workshops have been with groups as diverse as graphic design students at a design college in central London, a group of engineering professionals, a group of elderly ladies, and a small class of children at a rural village deep in the English countryside.

If you are a teacher, teach origami toys in class as a fun end-of-semester treat, or more seriously in math, science, and technology classes (there are some great examples of levers and other mechanisms contained in the toys). Teaching toys to disruptive children gives them status and self-confidence, or they can be given as rewards for good behavior. I know of therapists who gain the trust of children by making origami toys for them and who use mouth toys in role-playing games.

The essence of an origami toy is its innocent delight. But presented in the right way at the right time, a toy may also have a serious educational or therapeutic use. Don’t confuse fun with triviality!

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    Fun stuff for Kids

    My son picked up Origami Toys and has loved making the animals and different characters within the book. This favorite Origami animal was the Dog. It takes a while to get the hang of the folds but once you have that down. It is a great raining day activity to do with your kids.

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    Posted July 19, 2011

    Cool

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    Posted November 20, 2011

    ((Some times it is not understandeball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))

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    Posted January 8, 2013

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    Are they easy

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    Posted November 26, 2012

    You guys even thought of getting the sample?

    All samples suck on the nook NEVER GET ANY SAMPLES!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    It just wasn't that interesting. I was looking for more complex

    It just wasn't that interesting. I was looking for more complex designs.

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