Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Creagami - Dragon Origami Kit, By CreativaMente - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Origami kit   

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  7 year-old ++   

Who would love this: origami lovers / anyone who loves to challenge their paper-folding & crafting skills 

I’m in love with paper engineering: I love the wisdom behind the folding mechanism and the dynamic structures. Creagami by CeativaMente has always been one of my favourite craft sets. Today, I would love to share about “Creagami - Dragon Origami Kit”, kindly gifted by Divisible by Zero

Why I love ❤️ it: 

(1) Revealing The Mystery Behind Modular Origami 

This set includes craft paper sheets (black and red) with perforated lines which can be separated into numerous tiny pieces. To build this incredible dragon, you need to first fold-up 463 modular paper units. Sounds daunting? Fear not! Each unit required only a few quick (3 seconds or less) folds to assemble. The papers have pre-scored lines that make the actual folding a breeze. The included illustrated guide shows us the simple steps of this basic unit folding, and there is also a YouTube video with step-by-step guide on this. 

(2) Step-By-Step Video To Build & Construct A Dragon  

Once the individual units are done, the REAL FUN begins! First, scan the QR Code which will lead you to the step-by-step video for the dragon-construction process. I had great fun learning the different slotting / inserting techniques from the video and the instruction guide (normal, inverted, insert, empty pocket, double tip etc). It was a humbled and therapeutic process to watch the dragon comes to life, bit by bit - starting from the body, the powerful tail, the interesting scales, the legs, a majestic pair of wings, the neck, and finally, the head. Whilst my crafting-skill sure has plenty of room to improve, I think the dragon is a stunning beauty. It took me 2 half-days to complete the construction, and believe me, the efforts really paid off! The set also comes with two googly eyes that give the dragon a little “comical” and loving expression. I think modular origami is a mastery of art sprinkled with fairy magic. It’s a repetitive, sophisticated, incredible 3D masterpiece. 

(3) Cool Interlocking Techniques & Premium Material 

The interlocking technique gives tension and sturdiness to the model. The product is made in Italy, nicely packaged in a cardboard box. The craft paper has a velvety touch of premium “silkiness” in it, and I love the classy paper appearance of the finished model. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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