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An ace of paper aviation, author Andrew Dewar has spent decades perfecting the art of folding easy paper airplanes that both look great and fly well. In Simple Origami Airplanes Mini Kit, Dewar puts The Razor, The Octopus, The Starbird, The Swordfish, Frankenplane, and The Orbit at your fingertips and—after a few easy folds—they're ready for takeoff! Featuring sturdy wings and fuselages, Dewar's ingenious new designs are so perfectly balanced that a gentle throw results in amazing flights, time after time.
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
From world renowned origami artist Michael G. LaFosse comes a unique collection of projects sure to enchant people of all ages. Unicorns, Dragons, Gargoyles, and Ghosts represent just a few of the 25 mythical creatures featured in this kit.
Made from a number of small sheets of folded paper, 3D modular origami models represent an exciting evolution in this beloved art form. Although each design requires multiple sheets of paper, the folding required is relatively simple, making it a perfect craft activity to share with children. The real magic lies in the ingenious but simple locks that fit the pieces together to create interchangeable origami puzzles. Because the same elements can be used over and over to create new shapes, they are a fun and effective way to teach kids the wonders of geometry.
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
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.