Kawaii Origami
April 3rd, 2019 by diane92345

Kawaii Origami combines the cute Japanese pop art with more traditional paper folding to create original art using only colored paper and a few simple tools.

If you or your crafty child love Japanese culture, this is a perfect choice for some fun-filled hours. The set includes fifty sheets of colored paper but I would highly recommend practicing on cheap copy paper first.

All twenty-five projects include a difficulty rating of one to five stars. Even the pictures of the five-star Twinkle Star and Flower Bowl look complicated but the results are correspondingly impressive. Many of the easier projects, like the one-star Lucky Stars, two-star Tea Bag, and three-star Cute Purse are pretty enough to display or give as gifts.

Spend a few hours being a maker and create some cute paper decorations using only Kawaii Origami and some scissors. Your choice of color will make each result uniquely your own. 4 stars for going beyond the usual frogs and birds of traditional origami books!

Thanks to Race Point Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Origami 101
August 29th, 2018 by diane92345

Using just four simple shapes, Origami 101 teaches makers to create 43 different figures from a simple penguin to a human being.

I love the simplicity of Origami 101. Everything is clearly explained. The use of a glow to indicate which part of the paper is moving when folding is brilliant. The step-by-step instructions and the slow increasing of the reader’s skills when following the order of projects within the book ensure everyone’s origami success. 4 stars!

Thanks to the publisher, Quarry, and NetGalley for a copy.

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