Origami Games contains illustrated instructions for creating 21 whimsical origami game pieces. Kids will have a blast folding and decorating their own origami game pieces from regular, inexpensive office paper. But the fun doesn't end there! The game pieces are designed to be used playing 22 different competitive and collaborative games found in the second portion of the book.
Origami Games is a unique twist on the traditional origami book. At its heart a book of games, it offers suggestions on how to use origami to play both competitive and cooperative games, building both individual skills and teamwork. The book also encourages readers to come up with and document their own games using a template provided in the back of the book.
By using models made from regular letter size (8+ x 11-inch) paper, Origami Games overcomes a common barrier—the difficulty in finding perfectly square paper—to the art of folding paper. The models in this book are simple, quick to make, easy to learn and will be particularly appealing to children in a school setting. There's even a section for parents and teachers that discusses the educational and developmental benefits of origami, along with suggested classroom activities.
Joel Stern has conducted many origami workshops for all ages in camps, schools, community centers and libraries. Joel is the author of Animated Origami Faces, Jewish Holiday Origami, as well as Washington Pops!, a collection of do-it-yourself pop-up cards of famous buildings in Washington, D.C. Joel lives in Los Angeles with his family.
"A wonderful combination of origami papercraft and entertainment!"—Robert Sabuda, author of The Night Before Christmas Pop-Up
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