This one-of-a-kind kit encourages children to discover some of the Bible's greatest stories while they engage their hands in the age-old Japanese art of paper folding! Each project introduces a story and explains the significance of the original pieces. Kids - including homeschoolers, youth groups and Sunday school classes - can arrange the pieces into diaramas or use them to illustrate miniature reenactments.
Befold! — Combine the age–old art of easy origami paper folding with the greatest stories from the Bible!
Perfect for children and young adults, this boxed paper craft kit contains everything beginner to advance paper folders will need to create colorful paper figurines from famous Biblical stories and assemble them on origami background tableaus to help retell the stories.
Each Biblical tale is introduced, followed by an explanation of the significance of all the folded paper figures in the story. The finished origami pieces can then be used to reenact these timeless stories, or to create inspiring dioramas. These reenactments using origami paper figures and background help bring the sacred Bible stories alive for your family, youth group or Sunday school class.This do-it-yourself paper craft kit contains:
- A full–color 64-page booklet
- Step-by-step folding instructions
- Easy-to-follow diagrams
- 72 sheets of 2–sided folding paper in a variety of sizes and colors
- 72 models and 6 different backdrops to make 9 scenes.
The Bible is not just
a book. It is also a fountain, from which springs forth great sprays of art music and literature. There has always been a tradition of presenting the Bible visually—just think of how sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and stain glass can often capture the message of the Bible better than printed words. Origami is a natural medium to express religious teachings because it is both interactive and beautiful. This fun origami for kids kit will make scripture come to life again and again!Origami projects include:
- The First Christmas
- Adam & Eve
- Noah's Ark
- The Tower of Babel
- Jacob's Ladder
- Jonah and the Whale
- The Good Shepherd
- The Annunciation
Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 30 paper crafting books and kits. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan.
"Each project begins with the basic draft of the story that inspired it, followed by an explanation of the significance of each accompanying origami figure. […] If you're a Christian with children who might enjoy a folding challenge, you'll get a lot of fun from this book…" —Nick Robinson, British Origami Society
"Make origami projects that celebrate your faith! This beautiful origami kit titled Bible Origami contains all of the materials and instructions you will need to create origami projects based off of stories from the Bible. Author Andrew Dewar has compiled a wonderful collection of origami projects that you won't want to pass up! This kit is excellent for children and families alike. Perfect for Sunday school, homeschooling, and other faith-based gatherings, this kit from Tuttle Publishing includes materials for nine different Biblical stories, a booklet with folding instructions, and information about the stories, too. Kids will learn the significance of the origami components that comprise each part of the story, and they will learn about the story itself, too!" —Dana Byerwalter, Editor, AllFreepaperCrafts.com
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