Butterflies - origami butterflies

 Whenever possible, I try to introduce a new craft with a good story book.  An inspirational story that has nice pictures always gets the kids excited about trying something that is unfamiliar to them.
One book that I recently discovered and really enjoyed was Butterflies for Kiri.

The story is about a young girl named Kiri who likes to make things.  For her Birthday she received some origami papers from her Auntie Lu.  After a couple of failed attempts at folding the paper Kiri becomes disappointed about the beautiful paper tearing.  She continues to practice with regular paper and in the end makes a colourful picture that contains a perfectly folded butterfly!

We decided to give origami a try too.

The last page of the book has illustrated instructions on how to fold your own butterfly.  It's quite a simple pattern so it's a great way to successfully introduce origami to children.

I really like that the story illustrates that
"if at first you don't succeed try, try again ".
I highly recommend giving it a try with your kids!
~ joey ~ 

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1 comment:

  1. Very pretty! Love how simple they are, too.

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory!


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