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Christmas in July! Origami Crane Ornaments

Stu­dents love to bring home these exquis­ite origami cranes to hang on their Christ­mas tree! I make these with my 5th & 6th graders, and even though this is not a begin­ner level project, every year I have at least one stu­dent with a pas­sion for origami who already knows how to make them! While these cranes are chal­leng­ing, they’re […]

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Origami Lotus Book

Here’s a fun project that both kids and adults really get excited about!  The Lotus Book may look com­pli­cated, but its folds are actu­ally very sim­ple.  Don’t be intim­i­dated by all the steps.… once you’ve made one you’ll have it down.  It’s so much eas­ier than it looks! Mate­ri­als: Heavy-weight paper or card stock for pages […]

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Paper Trivia

I learned an inter­est­ing bit of trivia the other day while prepar­ing for a les­son in the art of Japan­ese Paper Fold­ing, a.k.a. “Origami”. This may not change your life, but it does make a great con­ver­sa­tion starter and I guar­an­tee your stu­dents will not be will­ing to just take your word for it! So, here […]

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