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Easy Origami
This title covers these subjects: Paper crafts., Handicraft., Origami.
Easy Origami
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Easy Origami

Butterflies, speedboats, and penguins, who would have thought so much could be made out of paper? These step-by-step guides offer origami projects with a range of difficulty levels. Clear illustrations of folds and photos of the finished product are included in each fun project.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile LevelIG550L
Early Intervention Level26
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandSnap Books
Page Dimensions10" x 8"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price



Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Judith Casey, Milton Avenue School, Chatham, New Jersey.

"These four books will take children ages 8 and older through steps to complete origami designs. Each volume begins with an introduction, a materials page, and a how-to page that contains photos and written instructions for practicing the variety of folds used throughout the book. The books explore a range of objects to make, from a simple paper cup in the Easy volume to a crested bird in the Difficult book. Every project has color photos of the steps with caption instructions below and a picture of the finished product. Many of my third-grade students had success with Easy Origami and Not-so-Easy Origami. Paper cups, bookmarks, and a few airplane models were evident all over our classroom. Students followed the directions without teacher assistance and instructed one another. I am sure they could advance to the more difficult editions with more practice and a little patience. Those with origami experience would probably enjoy starting with the advanced-level texts. These books would be wonderful for an enrichment or extension activity after studying geometry. The origami books would also work well in an after-school program or camp." - Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

April 1, 2012

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Barbara Wheatley

"The classic art of origami is introduced to readers in this first book in the “Origami” series. Children and adults alike will have hours of fun learning and mastering this ancient Japanese craft. Meinking begins with a short history of origami and a description of materials that can be used for the projects in the book. Detailed photographs illustrate the basic folds needed, diagrams show the folding symbols, and instructions for making the necessary square piece of paper are included. The easy and fun paper cup project introduces readers to origami, but aptly warns: “But drink fast. This paper cup won’t last long!” The projects that follow increase in difficulty, but allow readers to practice the basic folds while making fun creations and models. Projects include childhood standbys such as the banger and fortune-teller, but also introduce new models such as the samurai helmet, pyramid, and heart. The spaceship, spinning top, and butterfly provide the reader with active projects that not only stimulate their creativity, but also provide amusement. Fun facts about origami, a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and a list of resources including Internet sites and books add to the value of this book." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2009

Mary Meinking

Mary Meinking

Mary Meinking grew up in Iowa and went on to graduate from the University of Kansas, where she met her husband-to-be, Scott. They married and had two children, Brittany and Benjamin. She works as a graphic designer during the day but writes for children at night. Her non-fiction articles were published in a dozen different children’s magazines. Mary’s written over two dozen nonfiction books about arts and crafts, extreme jobs, animals, pop stars and history. When not working, writing or hanging out with her family, Mary enjoys doing arts and crafts, baking, gardening and traveling. To learn more about Mary visit her web site:

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