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My First Origami Book

35 fun papercrafting projects for children aged 7 years +

Written by Susan Akass

Published: 11/08/2011

My First Origami Book

  • Paperback
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  • 9781907563706
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  • Aug 2011
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  • 128 pages

About the author

Susan Akass is the author of many popular reading scheme books, children’s picture books and adult short stories. She is also a full-time primary school teacher. She has two children, now grown up, and lives with her husband. The author is based in Bath.

With origami, the Japanese craft, you can turn ordinary pieces of paper into animals, decorations, toys and more—and My First Origami Book teaches you how, as well as other ways of using paper creatively. There are five chapters of 35 fantastic paper creations. Begin with ‘Animals’, from cows to whales and even a Chinese dragon! In ‘Flying Objects’, find out how to make the classic paper airplane, then try the kites or the space rocket. Make your bedroom and house beautiful with all the great ‘Room Decorations’ in chapter 3—what about paper bowls, a flower basket or chopstick wrappers? In the ‘Toys’ chapter, once you’ve had fun making your paper creations, you can play with them, too! Have a go at the spinning top or the fortune tellers. Finally, there are brilliant presents in ‘Gifts’—pop-out cards, crackers and folded fans. All the projects have instructions and cute artworks that are easy to follow, and each one has a grade, so that you can start with the easiest projects and, as your origami skills improve, move onto the trickier ones.