Origami, the art of paper folding, is a great arts and crafts project for young and old. Tuttle, a publishing company focusing on Asian language, history, and culture, with the tagline “Books to Span the East and West,” offers a wide range of books and products–from young adult novels to language learning materials, from business guides to origami paper.
8Asians is collaborating with Tuttle to give our readers a sampling of some of their stuff, starting with Ultimate Origami for Beginners, a brand new set, and Hokusai Print Origami Paper, which uses the works of one of Japan’s best known artists to create beautifully patterned paper.
Ultimate Origami for Beginners is not your average beginner’s guide. It includes a substantial booklet with easy-to-follow directions for somewhat more advanced beginner items–an oxymoron I realize–but I say that because this is not the cup, the crane, the box. The booklet includes flowers, animals (baby dinosaur, seahorse), airplanes, and dollar folds. Not to worry, though, the instructions are thoroughly illustrated and described. Plus if you’re really stuck, there’s a DVD guide to take you through the steps one-by-one. I would guess that it is more complicated than a small child would want, but difficult and interesting enough for the slightly older (maybe double digits? Per my own history of learning how to fold, that’s at least when I think I might have been ready for these types of designs though of course some are easier). The accompanying paper, in sizes both large and small, also has dollar bill size papers to test out the dollar bill butterfly and yacht designs.
The Hokusai Prints Paper is a 48-sheet set is the large-size paper at 8 1/4 inches. Check out my brief review and samples of the designs in the booklet and the look of the paper once it’s folded.
Ok, ok…you want a chance to win some origami? Read on!
What you could win from 8Asians & Tuttle:
- Three (3) winners will each receive one (1) copy of Ultimate Origami for Beginners (retail value $14.95) and one (1) set of Hokusai Origami Paper (retail value $6.95).
Ultimate Origami for Beginners Kit is the perfect paper craft kit for origami beginners and children. World-renowned origami designers and artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander have selected paper folding projects from several popular origami categories that include: traditional origami, modern origami, origami flowers, paper airplanes, cute cuddly animals and much more!
Origami Paper Hokusai Prints is a new set of folding papers which will add beauty and authenticity to your folded origami models and papercraft projects. An 8-page insert with folding instructions is included so that folders can get started right away.
Hurry, this contest closes Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time!
One entry per person, please. Open to U.S. residents only
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Prizes courtesy of: 8Asians & Tuttle.
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