The holiday hustle has started and many of us are preparing ahead of time to avoid crowds, stress, and bad weather. Gift buying is personal and reflects our relationship with family, friends, and acquaintances. I like to ponder what gifts to give the people in my life. I’m not one for giving a token gift just for the sake of giving. I like to put some meaningful thought into the process and give something they would appreciate and realistically use. I have a lot of kids in my family and some of them are into arts and crafts and love working with their hands. With that thought in mind, a good gift and activity for them would be origami.
Origami offers an abundance of benefits from fine-tuning motor skills, dexterity, agility, concentration, visualization, stress release, and much more. The last few years have been a challenge, especially for kids who are feeling stress, worry, and anxiety. Origami seems to calm kids and put them in that zen space where they feel relaxed and at ease. Tuttle Publishing has a plethora of origami kits, books, and printed paper and they would make great gifts for creative kids.
The Origami Birds kits come with everything a kid would need to start creating works of paper art. Inside you’ll find 2 instruction booklets that cover 20 cool projects and 98 sheets of durable colorful paper. Most of the paper comes in a variety of solid colors, including 2 gold sheets, but there are a few with bird prints. The books offer step-by-step illustrative and written instructions that are easy to follow along. Some of the birds kids can make include a crane, swallow, thunderbird, toucan, penguin, and more. This kit is a great way to introduce kids to origami or add to their collection.
Although you can use ordinary paper to create origami projects, using real origami paper is a pleasure to work with. The colors and patterns stimulate the senses and inspire creativity and innovation, like the Origami Birds Patterns in 6-inch squares. Included in this pack are 100 sheets featuring our feathered friends. There are 8 different prints with a pattern on one side and a harmonious solid color on the reverse side. Plus, there are instructions to make 8 fun projects. Kids will love this craft, so this holiday season, give the gift of origami.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.