Thursday, May 19, 2022

Let’s Make Origami, by Mideer

Nature/ Type:          Creative origami activities book

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  3 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Art and Craft Lovers- from kids to adults! 

This week we experienced the magic of paper folding art. Mideer sent us this “Let’s Make Origami” Level 1 recently, and we are loving the educational and kids-friendly lessons of this thoughtfully-designed booklet. 

Why I love ❤️ the kit: 

(1) 50 activities- great origami introduction to kids- The set contains a booklet of double-sided patterned papers to make 50 crafty arts. There are three different levels, with difficulty progresses gradually starting from the simple one-star beginner level. I love that the book has quite a few really easy “one or two-fold only” creations, which is great for my two-year-old to learn  the most basic folding skill in a frustration-free way. With just one fold, a secret key reveals a chest of sensational treasure, a pink elephant transforms itself into an adorable piglet, and a worm wriggles out from a juicy strawberry. With two-fold, a caterpillar turns itself into a gorgeous butterfly, and a Dalmatian changes into a long-bodied Dachshund. The steps are elegantly simple, the outcomes are delightfully fun. This kit presents perfect introduction of origami art to young children. 

(2) Creative activities- We love the creativity of the structures; our favourites include a story-telling “hare and tortoise” folding piece, a 3D dining table completes with feast, a “sorrow and joy” lion and monkey that change their mood depending on whether we are looking from the upper or lower angle. These are some innovative designs that make the craft-making really enjoyable! 

(3) Great instructions in 2 languages - I love the clear step-by-step instructions for the more complex sculptures, and the informative explanations on the different folding techniques (written in both English and Mandarin). We learned about basic valley and mountain folds, inside reverse and outside reverse folds, and the more challenging squash fold. The five-year-old got better in following the illustrated guides and folding along the dotted lines, and this mumma is learning to “let go” and tried not to interfere too much in the process. We are both proud of our little achievements! 

(4) Something extra- The kit also comes with reward stickers and certificate of completion. 

Overall, I’m pleased with the quality of this product! 

# gifted 

Where to get this: (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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