Nature/ Type: Cleverly-designed modular origami craft kit
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 7 year-old ++
Who would love this: Big fans of Origami/ Art & Craft, or any newbies who just want to try something new!
I love origami and folding arts, although I MUST admit, I have not much of any natural talent when it comes to creativity and artistic crafts. I was delighted (but so very nervous) to test out this Creagami - Ladybug Origami Kit by CreativaMente (kindly gifted by Divisible by Zero). Oh that little joy of seeing these paper units formed into a spectacular ladybug!
Why I love ❤️ it:
(1) Beautiful Modular Origami Craft - Modular origami is pure mastery of art; it combines wisdom, aesthetic, and limitless imagination into one. I never thought I would make one of such model one day (what’s more “teaching” my six year-old making one!). Included within are sheets with perforations, containing 113 individual pieces with pre-scored lines to guide us with the folding. I’m genuinely surprised with how easy it is to build the modular units; it took 3 seconds or less to create each of the module (or “basic unit” for the model creation). You can learn the steps from the included illustrated guide, or from Creagami / Modular Origami YouTube channel.
(2) Step-by-Step Guide - Once the simple individual units are completed, begin the “harder” part of assembling the modules into an integrated 3D model. But fear not, there is a step-by-step YouTube video to guide you through the entire process! I would recommend that you first learn up the basic “types of joints” from the illustrated guide before starting the combining process. Once we familiarised ourselves with the techniques of the various joints (normal, inverted, insert, empty pocket, double tip etc), it is a breeze to follow the online tutorial. It took me over 1 and half hour to learn the tricks and complete this Ladybug. I must say, I am very pleased with the outcome! No glue is required for this craft, so if you make a mistake, just remove the units from the slots and start again!
(3) Impressive Model - The interlocking of flaps and pockets built a certain tension and sturdiness into the model, holding the ladybug creation firmly. The product is made in Italy, and is nicely packaged in a cardboard box. The craft papers give a touch of premium “silkiness” and a glossy appearance to the finished product.
Love it! ❤️
# gifted in exchange for review
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