This has been the summer of Star Wars in our home. Both boys have become completely enthralled with the story...Star Wars books have been the number one checked out books from the library these past three months. Any new Legos they have wanted have been Star Wars Legos. And most important to them are their treasured Tom Angleberger books. ART2-D-2's Guide to Folding and Doodling book is the favorite, closely followed by The Secret of the Fortune Wookie.
Tom Angleberger's blog is filled with all sorts of tempting ideas for my nine-year-old to scout out...like these instructions for origami Darth Vader. Once the boys got started folding...it was...look out! Folded creations started multiplying in my house faster than dirty socks and don't even get me started on how frustrating it was that they kept emptying the printer of all it's paper!
They have had so much fun though, and I do love that the instructions are easy enough even for my five-year-old to fold without my supervision. They have had hours of fun and then play with all of their creations. In ART2-D2's guide pictured above, there were even instructions on how to make your own origami yoda tshirt...my boys were relentless and bugged me until they finally got to make them (Tom suggests weighing the pattern down using pennies...guess he hasn't heard of freezer paper stencils yet!) Anyway, as you can see they turned out so cute and have been the "uniform" of the summer.
Take a look at this Origami Jedi Master Yoda.
May the Force be With You!