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Michael LaFosse is an acknowledged master of the paper-folding arts, but his origami butterflies have won him special acclaim. Hundreds of LaFosse's winged creations are featured in exhibitions around the world, and his iconic butterfly designs are admired by origami enthusiasts everywhere. In this collection, LaFosse presents six exclusive, all-new butterfly designs specifically created with the paper crafts novice in mind. This fun and instructive origami kit will kickstart your creativity with:
• 6 gorgeous butterfly designs, including 'A Butterfly for George Morkiami' and 'A Butterfly for Reiko'
• A 32-page booklet, featuring full-color, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow origami diagrams
• 40 brilliant, full-color, 5-inch folding papers
• An instructional DVD with more than an hour of video lessons taught by LaFosse himself
What do you get when you cross Origami with Karakuri? Paper toys that come to life! Krazy Karakuri Origami is a unique paper craft kit that brings together the of art paper folding and the fun of Japanese mechanical toys. Amaze your friends as you watch your paper creations wiggle, walk, tumble, shuffle and spin right before your eyes. Complete with an easy-to-follow instruction booklet, 24 sheets of colorful origami paper, 16 pre-cut cardstock Karakuri characters, and a delightful mix of traditional and original designs, this kit is packed with hours of entertainment suited for all ages!
• Sample projects: Wrestling Robots, Jumping Frog, Bobbing Bird, Wally the Climber, Lola the Ladybug, Alphonse the Elephant, Tyrannosaurus Bob, and Kani the Krab
• Made in Hong Kong
My First Origami Kit is the perfect introduction to the joys of origami for kids of all ages. Featuring sheets of stickers along with folding paper, this kit is sure to keep them engaged and happy for hours! Included are whimsical origami penguins, foxes, pigs, airplanes and more—even a cute teddy bear that "talks" when you open and close its arms. All of the papers are colorfully decorated on both sides with a different design for each of the 22 models! There are feathers for the duck, metal plates for the airplane, scales for the cobra, and so on. In most cases, it doesn't even matter which side of the paper kids use—they'll still end up with a great-looking model! Kids will love to add sticker details to their models—eyes, noses, paws, and many other cute features. They can make the finished models look as silly or as serious as they want. Your child will proudly display the finished handiwork—their very first origami!
• Projects include: Diablo the Cobra, Clarence the Mouse, Magic Box, Barkley the Sea Lion, Eward Elephant, Cootie Catcher, and Soaring Sam
• Includes 150+ stickers
• 60 Sheets of paper
• Made in Hong Kong
By merging two iconic Japanese art forms—origami and bonsai—Benjamin Coleman sparked an exciting evolution in paper folding, and made a name for himself in both the origami world and on the burgeoning Etsy landscape. Now, Origami Bonsai Kit makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create Coleman's unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches. Coleman uses the innovative "glow-fold" method and utilizes color to identify exactly which part of the model to fold in any given step making it easy for beginning folders to create exquisite bonsai paper art. In addition to sharing his revolutionary paper crafting techniques, Coleman also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones—and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished sculpture.
• Full-color step-by-step instructions for 8 different mix-and-match flower forms and 4 different types of leaves
• Enough custom-designed folding paper (full-color on both sides) to create more than 400 flowers and leaves
• A DVD featuring more than three hours of instructional footage by Coleman himself
• Made in Hong Kong
The joy in folding origami is often found in the deceptively simple magic of transforming a single piece of paper into a recognizable object. Frequently, though, the steps it takes to transform paper from two dimensions into three can be frustrating. Story-gami is an innovative new kit from renowned origami teachers, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander. Combining a book and DVD instructions, LaFosse and Alexander have created entire storylines around Righty and Lefty and their adventures climbing mountains, going on boat rides, and hanging out with bunnies. Each story's end results in a finished piece of origami, like an elegant butterfly, a jumping frog or a flapping bird. Through the mnemonic of storytelling, LaFosse and Alexander make folding these twenty sculptures easy and fun, allowing anyone to discover the magic in creating something beautiful out of a simple piece of paper.