I work in a school and last week the school librarian held a competition. It was name a paper swan that her grown-up son had so skillfully made from pieces of paper slotted together – I’d never seen anything like it before.
Her son chose the name that he liked best and then picked 5 runners up. Unfortunately I did not win the big prize (the prize was awarded to a pupil who had given it the name ‘Kanji’ which apparently means peace in Japanese), but I was a runner-up for putting in the name ‘Osmina’, random I know but that’s what I thought it should be (and there’s a little nod to the Wizard of Oz books there somewhere).
My prize was a tiny origami bird, which now sits on my desk at work. Such a happy little fellow, looking all fancy in his fabric print paper 🙂
This inspired me to make some little origami animals to keep my girls busy on a rainy afternoon.
Using ‘The Amazing Book Of Origami’ (borrowed from a friend) we made some swans of our own.
Here’s one Miss P made. When I asked if she wanted to colour it in she said, ” No, swans are beautifully white!” Ok that’s me told off.
Then we decided to make some rabbits. Look at the concentration on their faces while colouring them in.
The finished rabbits are very cute though needed propping up.
Miss P flicked through the book and decided to make something a bit more adventurous – a dog which had separate head and body parts.
It out rather well, the jaunty head angle makes it I think. We had fun and maybe we’ll tackle the other animals in the coming months as the dark days draw in.
Does anyone else have any other rainy day activities they can recommend?