Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Paper Magic: Origami Basket & Balloon

O is a flower fanatic. She loves picking lawn bouquets and often tries to stretch into neighbourhood gardens!
When we're in the car or bus, she will pine out the window to stop for a special flower she has not seen before or a field of blooms that needs attention!
Most of these end up tossed into my bag as she has no other place to hold them until we get home.

We decided that the origami basket would be a decent solution; light, fold-able and easy to transport on the field. A book we found at the library called Origami for Children http://www.amazon.ca/Origami-Children-Book-Paper-Projects/dp/1906525803 had a tutorial for baskets. O doesn't like long stems, so this mini solution works.
Last year we made Fairy Necklaces http://mamadrool.blogspot.ca/2014/10/fairy-jewlery.html that still hang from our back door, but these are very tiny and can only hold the heads of a few flowers.

Baby C was waiting patiently for her present, once O received her Flower Basket.
After a good 20 minutes, I was able to 'whip up' this complicated Origami Balloon http://alombredumarronnier.blogspot.ca/2012/01/origami-les-ballons-fusen.html, which took Baby C about two seconds to return it to it's original flat sheet;)

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