This post is sponsored by Oak Meadow.
This past week, we’ve had to say goodbye to many of our friends down in the south. As a military family, we expect to move every couple of years – and we very rarely get a say in where we go. My kids see moving as a grand adventure and impress me every time with their maturity and positivity as we pack up our home and head off to the next location.
This time, we are in the unique situation of moving at the exact same time as all of our friends. We have friends heading to Germany, Alaska, Texas and even Japan!
We’ve been using Oak Meadow’s Crafts for the Early Grades with the littles, and the book includes some easy Origami – I thought this would be the perfect playdate activity to use with our friends heading to Japan. We’ve been chatting with them all about what to expect when they arrive in Okinawa, practicing the language and sampling Japanese food – so of course trying Origami was the perfect project!
We grabbed some fun paper from the craft store and settled in with the book for an afternoon of folding. The instructions included how to fold a cat and a dog, and they are a perfect starting place for a child who hasn’t tried Origami before!
You can try your hand with a dog by following these images:
Or, check the video:
I am really loving this craft book– so often, craft books for elementary kids include a ton of projects that are all glue and paint and messes… and don’t get me wrong, this book does have those kinds of projects too, but many of them are the kinds of things that I can do without much fuss and planning. I could have done this project without grabbing the fancy paper (printer paper would do!). Most of these projects include natural materials and include ideas for working with yarn and clay. I love that the instructions are clear and well illustrated- the kids can sit with me and follow along easily.
Oak Meadow is giving a copy of this book to one lucky OPC reader- stop by their website, and enter to win using the widget below! Good Luck!!