Monday, November 21, 2011


In The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Dwight makes a lot of origami including the very cool, future-predicting Origami Yoda. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and the goal of origami is to take a flat piece of paper and turn it into a sculpture without making cuts or using glue or tape. It's fascinating and a lot of fun and the projects you choose to make can range from basic to very, very difficult. If you are interested in learning how to make origami here are a few books we have at the library that you might want to check out:

Origami for Children: 35 easy-to-follow step-by-step projects by Mari Ono

Easy Origami Animals by Ruth Ungert

Origami Zoo: 25 Fun Paper Animal Creations by Paul Jackson

There are also great websites to help you get started:

Easy Origami for Kids

Origami Resource Center - Easy Origami

Activity Village - Origami for Kids

Star Wars & Star Trek Origami (from the Origami Resource Center)

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