{Quiet} Summer Fun For The Kids…

Looking for a little down time while the kids are on summer vacation?

How about picking up an  Origami book for them?

In no time they’ll be  folding and creasing plain pieces of paper into beautiful swans and flowers.  And before you know it, they’ll be begging to go to their rooms for “quite time.” 🙂 Yay for quiet time! 🙂

Easy origami

Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft) $2.23 paperback

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Here is a collection of 32 simple projects for novice origami hobbyists — clearly illustrated and with easy-to-follow instructions that even beginning papercrafters can follow with success. Subjects range from an ultra-simple hat, cup, and pinwheel to the more challenging (but still unintimidating) penguin, pelican, and piano.
Also included are the figures of a swan, lantern, cicada, pigeon, fox, rabbit, and other popular origami subjects. With the successful completion of these projects, origami hobbyists will be well on their way to mastering a fascinating art that’s as old as the invention of paper itself.

Absolute Beginner’s Origami $9.34 paperback

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Love origami, but frightened off by those strange dotted lines and shaded areas that make it seem like a bizarre geometry exercise? Absolute Beginner’s Origami calms those fears, using a remarkable three-step system and step-by-step full-color photos to guide readers into the basics of folding, through intermediate steps, and on to putting it all together to make real origami. Twenty enchanting designs are presented in three easy-to-follow stages: first, bases and folds. Next, combining bases and folds and learning to interpret those line drawings. Finally, learning to fold origami paper into real, elegant origami animals and objects: butterflies, swans, dogs, and more! By the end of the book, readers will understand how to read those line drawings and explore the wonderful world of origami with excitement and confidence.


Origami Paper Traditional Prints 8 1/4″ 49 Sheets $6.26

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Perfect for any folder who wants to add a distinctive flair to their origami projects. Includes an 8-page insert with folding instructions so that folders can get started right away.

Washi Style Origami

Washi Style Origami Paper, 120 sheets $9.99

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  •  This is some nice paper in the Washi Style of patterns.
  • Nice paper and the patterns.
  • The paper is a bit thinner than normal printer paper which makes it really effective for crisp and complex folding.
  • It has a slight textured quality feel to it.
  • The best thing about this paper is the beautiful patterns

Washi Paper Origami

100s Japanese Origami Washi Folding Paper  $6.48

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  • 100s Japanese Washi Origami Folding Paper, Made In Japan
  • one sided, white on the other side
  • brand new in the original package, 100 sheets in one package, 10 designs
  • Size: around 6 inch Square
  • Washi Origami paper with Beautiful patterns and vivid colors.
 Origami kit

Origami Fun Kit for Beginners (Dover Fun Kits) $8.22

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This affordable kit includes everything needed by beginners to master the age-old art of paperfolding.
• 3 great starter books
• 55 fun-to-do projects
• Over 1,000 easy-to-follow illustrations
• 96 sheets of authentic origami paper in traditional vibrant hues, rainbow patterns, and metallic colored foils

 Fairies petal people

Fairies: Petal People You Make Yourself (Klutz) $12.73 (was $16.95)

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A charming book of instruction for making little fairy dolls with poseable bodies, flowing floss hair and, best of all, petal-perfect dresses. Fairies comes with beautiful faux flower petals and enough supplies to make a dozen posey pixies. And even a fairy can use a make-over once in a while, so we waved our wand and gave the book cover a fresh new look.Comes With: fabric petals, wooden beads, colored pencils, wire, floss, glue, plastic tube, beads

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

Clay Charms

Make Clay Charms (Klutz) $11.96 (was $21.99)

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Make Clay Charms features simple step-by-steps for more than 30 different designs — cute fruit, adorable animals, mini sweets, monsters, and tons more. Make your charms with the nine bright colors of clay, bake them, add shine (with our specially formulated glaze), and then attach your creations to the included bracelet.

Comes with: 9 colors of clay (blue, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, white, brown, bronze), charm bracelet, custom shaping tool, glaze with brush applicator, eye pins, jump rings, fold-out drying and display rack

Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

 Paper flying dragone

Paper Flying Dragons (Klutz) $13.58 (was $16.99)

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12 fantastic flyers unmatched in the world of paper airplanes. Made of sturdy card stock, these dragons are beautifully illustrated and ready to fold and fly. Use expert tips included to modify and build a custom dragon. Then read on for fascinating facts about dragons, as written by award-winning science fiction author Pat Murphy.

Comes With: 10 sheets of custom designed punch-out dragon parts, 6 sheets of foldable hatchlings, robo-dragon body and spines, tape

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

Star wars folded flyers

Star Wars Folded Flyers: Make 30 Paper Starfighters (Klutz) $16.82 (was $19.99)

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Winner of the Parents’ Choice Award!

For the first time ever, you can fold Star Wars\u00ae flyers that fly with the force. Star Wars\u00ae Folded Flyers will speed through the living room as well as they do in outer space. That\u2019s because each of the six-starfighter designs has been rigorously tested by the Klutz Aerodynamics Team. And they look as great as they fly, because they\u2019re made from full-color, custom-designed papers – representing galactic vehicle exteriors, authentic to the last bolt. With five copies of each design, kids can have a fleet of Y-wings and X-wings at their command.

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