12 step-by-step origami projects for children, including paper to make them with.
Suitable for children from age 5 and upwards, Mari Ono's origami projects are the perfect introduction to paper-folding for kids. Fun Origami for Children: Flight! starts with classic paper plane and glider projects to get children started, then moves on to fantastic super-jets, rockets and a space shuttle. All the projects are fun to make as well as play with, and there is a section showing how to throw paper planes most effectively. There are amazing facts throughout, so children can learn while they craft. Each project has simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing where to fold. There are skill ratings, so children can start with an easy project and then move on to something a bit more challenging until, eventually, they are easily impressing friends with their paper-folding skills. Specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, so children can start crafting straight away.
Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the United Kingdom for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where they both work to promote Japanese arts and crafts. Her previous books include Origami Farm, Origami for Children and More Origami for Children, Fun Origami for Children: Dino! and Fun Origami for Children: Willd!, all available from CICO. Mari is based in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. Roshin Ono came to the UK from Japan at the age of seven with his mother Mari, a graphic designer, and artist father. He has participated in events introducing Japanese culture to the western world as well as writing Origami for Children with his mother.