Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 7 year-old ++
Who would love this: Origami & craft fans, and any newbies who would love to explore a new form of paper-folding craft!
Few months back, we made a ladybug using the Japanese-style modular folding technique. We decided to elevate the challenge this time by testing out a “medium level” Creagami - Penguin Origami Kit from CreativaMente , and we are SO THRILLED with the result! Thank you Divisible by Zero for providing a copy for review!
Why I love ❤️ it:
(1) Penguin Made With 463 Modular Units - Modular origami is MAGICAL, a pure mastery of art. It’s repetitive but sophisticated, paper engineering in its finest form. The set includes sheets (black, white and yellow) with perforated lines that can be separated into individual pieces and easily folded into modular units. The previous Ladybug set that we made needed 113 units. This penguin set? A total of 463 units! But the GREAT thing is, each unit needs only few quick folds, and each took us around 3 seconds (or less) to complete once we get used to the repetitive steps! You can learn the steps from the included illustrated guide, or from the YouTube video.
(2) Step-By-Step Video Guide - Once the individuals units are done, the REAL FUN begins! First, scan the QR Code which will lead you to the step-by-step YouTube video for the assembly process. It’s good to first learn up the basic “types of joints” from the illustrated guide before starting the combining process. Our six-year-old had great fun exploring the different insert techniques (normal, inverted, insert, empty pocket, double tip etc). I’m impressed with the beauty of each layer of this integrated model. The ladybug took us around 1 and half hour to complete. This heart-meltingly adorable penguin took us slightly more than 5 hours (but it was all worth it!). No glue is required for this craft, so if you make a mistake, just remove the units from the slots and start again!
(3) Premium Quality Product - The interlocking technique gives a certain tension and sturdiness to the model, and I thoroughly enjoyed moulding the penguin (with a little pressing here and there) while doing the slotting. The product is made in Italy, and is nicely packaged in a cardboard box. The craft papers has a nice touch of premium “silkiness”, and love how the material gives a glossy appearance to the finished model.
# gifted in exchange for review
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