Right now kids are stuck at home and bouncing off the walls with boredom and restlessness. Keeping them occupied while maintaining a level of normality can be a challenge. Plus, many parents want to include scholastic activities so they can preserve their kid’s grades. It sounds like a tall order, but there are enjoyable things we can do with our kids so they not only have fun, but are learning something interesting. Origami fits the mold perfectly.
Origami is a tangible art that helps improve cognitive function, *develop eye and hand coordination, *improves agility and fine motor skills, *enhances math, fraction and geometry skills, *helps children understand sequence steps, *helps with reading instructions, *improves focus and concentration, *develop problem-solving skills and so much more. Plus, it encourages kids to use their imagination to create beautiful works of art. For origami supplies, personally love Tuttle Publishing. They carry a plethora of attractive Origami kits and decorative paper that will appeal to kids of all ages.
Many homes have tiny Paleontologists who have memorized the unique features of some of their favorite dinosaurs. Their obsession or intense interest and astounding knowledge of these creatures are remarkable. Kids just can’t get enough dinosaur material, so the Origami Dinosaurs Kit will satisfy their desire for more.
The kit comes with everything you need to recreate 20 different dinosaurs. Included are 98 sheets of bright solid colored and dinosaur inspired printed paper, and two instruction books. Book One features 9 land-based dinosaurs and a dino egg pattern. Some of these include the Simplesaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Plesiosaurus and the Eryops.
Book Two features land, air, and water-based prehistoric creatures. Some of these include the Pteranodon, Archaeopteryx, Ichthyosaurus, Dimetrodon, Coelophysis, and Trilobite. All the instructions come with a full-color finished model along with easy-to-follow illustrative and written step-by-step directions. Kids will not only enjoy the craft, but they will also be learning about Earth’s prehistoric history. It’s a great kit for children fascinated by dinosaurs.
The Fun & Easy Origami Animal book is great for beginners. It features full-color step-by-step instructions for 19 different animals. Plus, it comes with 20 pages of bright, solid-colored origami paper attached to the back of the book. The book starts off with several pages of basic step-by-step illustrative and written instructions from Recognizing the Symbols to Practicing Neat Folding to Learning the Inside-Reverse Fold.
All the projects are animals we are familiar with. They come with easy-to-follow instructions with both diagrams and written directions. Some of the projects include a cardinal, chameleon, owl, mouse, and hummingbird. The key is mastering the basics folds. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be eager to create all the animals within these pages. It’s a perfect beginner book for those looking to learn this amazing art form.
Origami Kaleidoscope Paper
Once kids have mastered the basics, they will need more origami paper to create more masterpieces. Tuttle carries a variety of value packs. Each has a theme and varies in volume, and they also come with free projects. The Kaleidoscope Pack offers 100 high-quality pages of double-sided prints and instructions for 9 different projects. The art designs on the paper are gorgeous and can be used for any artistic creation.
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