Wednesday, March 18, 2015
My Kids and I love Origami! Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. We've done many different ones in the past, insects, zoo animals, birds, etc; and loved them all. The folding process really calms me down as we get so focus in creating these amazing paper arts. It was wonderful that I had the chance to review the book Origami Butterflies.
There are many different designs of butterflies that you can create by following the step by step pictorial and instructions in the book. You can also start with their basic method, and then elaborate and create your own designs. Okay, who am I kidding here?! Those who knows me well probably know that I’m not too good in reading directions, at all! I got lost a few time reading it! Luckily, the book comes with 2 instructional DVDs that show you video tutorials, every step of the way, phew! By watching the videos, both of my kids were able to make their own butterflies with minimal supervision and assistance. That was truly amazing and they felt so accomplished when they were able to make their own butterflies!
I got these Origami papers at a local craft store. You can easily find them these day, as well as getting some online (click here for more information). I got some different designs and the double-sided ones are wonderful with these butterflies as well.
The book also have suggestions for you on how to use these gorgeous origami butterflies, such as jewelry, gift wraps, and cards, etc.
My Baby Girl added the Origami butterflies to her school project! They were so beautiful; her teachers and schoolmates were very impressed as well.
The Origami butterfly makes any card a lot more elegant and personal. For sure you won’t find anything as beautiful as this in the card store. Plus, I think handmade crafts always add a touch of caring and love, won’t you agree?
Today is your lucky day! Because I’ll be giving away a copy of Origami Butterflies to one lucky uTry.it reader, courtesy of Tuttle Publishing.
Here are the details on how to enter.
One lucky uTry.it reader (open to my worldwide readers) will win a copy of “Origami Butterflies”.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me if you have ever tried your hands on origami before. Or you can simply just say “hi”. Deadline to enter is March 29th, 2015 by mid-night PST. Winner will be selected through Random.org and announce shortly after the giveaway is closed.
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That’s all and Good Luck everyone!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Origami Butterflies” for the purpose of this review and I was not compensated in any way to write this post. All comments and opinions are 100% my own.