We usually take Fridays off to just lounge around or hang-out at the local library, but since the girls haven’t done any ‘structured’ homeschool art projects in some time, I decided to download some ‘How-to’ videos on origami. I did a Google search and landed on the Youtube channel of RobH0629; he has tutorials on cranes, dragons, butterflies, roses (which has two parts), and a bunch of other things.
In the videos, Rob uses computer paper. We didn’t have any at the house (both girls love to draw so we go through it pretty quickly), so I decided to stop by Hobby Lobby in search of some origami paper. This isn’t the package we purchased; the one we did buy ($7.99 for 100 sheets) is not online, but this is just to serve as an example of what to look for if you decided to go there.
We initially tried using some of the nice, smooth paper sold by the sheet, but it turned out to be more challenging when we got to the part to start folding flaps and edges.
Needless to say, we started over a few times but eventually got the hang of it. Here are some pics I snapped while the girls worked:
One yellow and one orange crane. Kinda wrinkly but we’ll get better with practice!