Spring is in the air and that means warmer weather, a lot more sunshine and a host of little bugs everywhere. Bugs come in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and sounds. And they creep, crawl, flit and fly around enjoying the spring and summer foliage. While some of them freak us out, there are several that flutter gracefully without annoying or stinging people. Adults may be stricken with a paralyzing fear of bugs, but kids on the other hand are fascinated with their appearance and embrace catching and observing them. It’s a great learning experience. A great way to capture their likeness is through the paper art of Origami.
Tuttle Publishing has a huge selection of origami books, kits, and paper that will inspire young entomologists, nature lovers, or origami enthusiasts to create their favorite bugs and insects.
The kit includes
- 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets
- Clear step-by-step instructions
- Easy-to-follow diagrams
- 20 simple origami insect projects
- 98 sheets of durable, authentic origami folding paper
- A variety of different colors and patterns
- 2 sheets of gold foil
Bugs you can create include:
- luna moth
- scarab beetle
- tree snail
- many more
This kit is said to be ideal for beginners or those experienced in origami. Like all things, practice makes perfect. The instructions are easy to follow and include illustrative step-by-step how-tos for kids to follow. But some folds are not explained in the booklet and that can stumble a few newbies. But they are easy to google or find on youtube.
Origami is an interactive hobby that keeps kids busy, hones their concentration and agility skills, and keeps them off those mesmerizing electronics. Kids will enjoy creating eye-catching insects from around the world. And to do that they need a healthy supply of origami paper.
The 500 sheets of Origami Chiyogami 4 inch paper are double-sided with gorgeous florals and interesting patterns. There are 12 different patterns with print on one side and a harmonious solid color on the reverse, making for some stunning bug projects.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.