If there is one thing the past year or so has brought out in us, it’s our innate creative ability. All of us, especially children, have a natural skill or hidden talent that needs to be developed and nurtured. But, sometimes we need a little spark to ignite this creativity. Origami can be that vehicle that opens the door to our children’s imagination and artistry and influences their creative wheels to keep turning.
Origami is a tactile and engaging craft that encourages kids to fold, sculpt and manipulate paper into a variety of decorative shapes and figures ranging from easy to complex. It’s also an engaging art that’s tranquil, relaxing and can improve one’s agility, cognition, and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s so much fun and an enjoyable pastime! Here are a few Origami items from Tuttle Publishing that will fuel anyone’s imagination.
The Origami City Kit has everything you need to make 12 projects from cars to trucks to trains to planes, and more. It includes 40 colorful origami papers, over 130 stickers, a large full-color fold-out city map to play with the models on, and a 48-page instruction booklet.
The included bright and colorful double-sided paper has project-inspired symbols and graphics on them, making it easier to choose from. But, don’t let that limit you. Use the paper that feels right with your vibe. The instructions for each project are featured with step-by-step colorful illustrations, so kids can follow along. Kids will have a blast making a motorcycle, airplane, tractor-trailer, sailboat and more! Once their projects are finished, kids can personalize them with some stickers.
Ultimate Paper Airplanes For Kids
Clear for takeoff! The Ultimate Paper Airplanes For Kid book is the best in aerodynamic and high-flying folding fun. Included are 48 colorful tear-out airplane folding sheets, step-by-step instructions for 12 models and a fold-out runway and landing game.
Kids have always had a penchant for folding paper into basic paper airplanes. Now, with the instructions offered in this book, they can take their aircraft to the next level. Here are the 12 planes kids can craft.
- Belly Button
- Flying Wing
- Ring Wraith
- Delta Jet
- Space Cruiser
The onset of the book enlightens kids about why planes fly or don’t, animals that fly, and the science and principles behind creating lift, streamlining, balance, stability, and forces in equilibrium! Additional airplane facts are highlighted under the Know What? icon. There are also pointers on how to cut-and-paste planes, taking the time and effort to make realistic planes, and tapping into your imagination to make some wild aircraft.
The instructions are fantastic. They include visual steps so you can follow along. Plus, they share how to get your airplane to fly higher and farther. The back of the book has 48 pre-cut paper airplane models that kids can use to jump-start their fleet.
Tie-Dye Pattern Origami Paper
The pack of colorful Tie-Dye-inspired origami sheets of high-quality decorative paper will embolden kids to expand their creativity. Included are 500 – 6 x 6-inch square sheets of double-sided vibrant colors that harmoniously bleed into each other. The pack contains twelve unique double-sided designs, enough for 6 projects. They’re bold, beautiful, and bursting with brilliant colors. This pack also comes with an instruction booklet with directions on how to make six easy projects.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.