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.
"I have always been fascinated by the art of Origami. I am also not that great at it...until now. I am still not an expert, but with Story-gami, I was able to share this fun and exciting art form with my daughter. Story-gami is a fantastic way to not only learn the art, but tell a story." --Product Mommy blog
"Storygami comes in a lovely box that turns into awesome storage for papers and booklet. Moreover, the presence of a video and story immediately brings down anxiety as if it wasn't all about the beauty and precise folds because that is why kids shy away from origami." --Toys Are Tools blog
For Ages: 6 - 10 years old
For Grades: 1 - 5
Format: Activity Kit
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 10th October 2010
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 21.6 x 5.08
Weight (kg): 0.79