Friday, 23 August 2013

Getting Creative With Origami - Review

We were recently sent a fantastic bundle of arts and crafts books from CICO Books. I am terrible at craft ideas so a set of books filled with ideas for the kids will really come in handy.

The first book Wee Z was immediately drawn to was the Origami Farm book. He loves Origami. His Bella bought him a similar book a few years ago and he sat with his Daddy and they went through the book together.

I find Origami quite hard so it was great to see a full list of instructions and what the folding terms meant at the beginning of the book. Each piece has a step-by-step guide to completion and pictures to follow too. I still struggled though and I gave up on the easiest thing, the bird. I just can't follow instructions unless I'm following a recipe!

Wee Z kept going with them and got his Daddy to help him too. They made a bird, a duck, a farm house and even a tomato! Who knew you could be so creative just by folding bits of paper?!

The book comes with all the patterened and coloured paper you'll need. Some pieces require you to use scissors or glue but you are told at the start of the piece, not halfway through when you realise you don't have either.

Origami is a fun craft but it isn't always easy for kids to do themselves which makes it a lovely craft to do together.

The other books we received were Crafting for Girls, My First Art Activity Book, My First Nature Activity Book, Sock Puppet Madness and Craft It Up. As you can see, plenty of choice for the craft-lover in you. Prices start at around £9.99 which I felt was a good price for the quality of the books and the number of activities contained in each book.

We'll be picking out crafts from them to try and I'll post the results on the blog, but what I will say about each book is that they include step-by-step guides, a list of things you'll need for each craft, lots of pictures and plenty of fun things to make as a family or on your own.

I'm linking this post up to the Summer Play Link-Up as crafts are definitely a fun activity to do in the Summer.

Summer Play

We received these books for the purposes of a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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