Thursday, January 26, 2006
"I think you fold it this way."
'No - maybe try it the other way around?"
"Dad, can you help?"
A few minutes later, dh ( Gerry) helped Anthony and I sort out our origami.
We were attempting to make a secrets parcel, to give to J for his birthday.
Last week, I found a book at the library - Step By step Origami. It was in the children's section and has large colour photographs so, ostensibly, should be easy to follow.
Perhaps Anthony and I are manually challenged - it tooks us many folds and some help to complete the shape.
But origami is fun! And what a great learning experience - spatial awareness, shapes, arts, maths, culture as we read about the history of paper and origami in Japan...