Saturday, December 08, 2007

Reading, Origami, and General Laziness

William and I spent a lazy day at home today, reading library books and books for the Cybils (picture book nonfiction). Then we flew paper airplanes. Between loads of wash, we opted for origami. Here's what we made today.
From left to right is a duck, sailboat, wreath, dinosaur, penguin and owl bookmark. The bookmark is very cool, with the the top flap folding over the page to hold your place. The wreath is amazing and was a snap to make, though it required 12 sheets of paper! The dinosaur required quite a bit of wrestling, but was worth it in the end.

I'm off to make dinner while the boy heads off to build with Legos. It's been a great day. How was yours?

P.S. - If you want to make a wreath of your own, follow this step-by-step video.


  1. I had no idea that Activity TV even existed!! Thanks for the great link- my son and I are going to try some origami today.

  2. I have been unable to do your poetry stretches for the past couple weeks, but origami I think I can manage. I love that wreath!

  3. As I read through your last few posts, I'm thinking you NEEDED this kind of day! Hope you're all rested up!

    My major "origami" project every year is to teach my students to fold and cut REAL six-pointed snowflakes. I think that's a project for next week, when the countdown to Christmas break is on one hand! :-)