Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Awesome Origami Pack

Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review - The Awesome Origami Pack

The Awesome Origami Pack
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About the Book
Derived from the Japanese words ori (to fold) and kami (paper), origami is the centuries old art of paper folding. Today, the process of transforming flat sheets of paper into miniature sculpture is an art form practiced around the world by people of all ages. The Awesome Origami Pack has everything kids need to get started creating their own amazing origami sculptures. This brightly illustrated manual includes 50 sheets of patterned origami paper (plus patterned, foil, and waterproof varieties), and step-by-step instructions for dozens of projects. Kids will be thrilled at the amazing things they can make with folded paper:

  • Simple fans, crowns and envelopes
  • Waterproof items like boats, cups, and water bombs
  • Origami animals like fish, frogs, and peacocks
  • Decorative boxes, stars, and picture frames

Readers will also find an introduction to the history of origami, basic folding techniques and a printed folding guide. A built in storage pocket keep papers neat.

My Take on the Book
I found this book so much fun to use. The directions to make the origami pieces were written well and there were illustrations on each page. I feel that the step by step directions and illustrations should make each project a success for the reader. The projects are easy to difficult. The beginning project teaches the base shape which is used for most projects. 

The book includes a pack of 50 sheets of origami paper. These are gorgeous in their color and design. There is a resource page in the back of the book which includes a game and a web site for an origami club.

I think this book would be appropriate for an older child who could follow the directions independently.

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