Folding for Fun: Origami for Ages 4 and Up
Folding for Fun: Origami for Ages 4 and Up
Folding for Fun: Origami for Ages 4 and Up Folding for Fun: Origami for Ages 4 and Up

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Didier Boursin
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 4
Age range upper: 12
Specs: color photographs and illustrations throughout
Pages: 64
Trim Size: 7 3/4" x 10 1/4" x 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20070412
Copyright Year: 2007
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Folding for Fun: Origami for Ages 4 and Up

Any child who can fold paper can do origami -- this book has 16 easy origami projects (some have as few as 3 or 4 folds) to help. Seven types of folds are illustrated in easy, individual steps, and all projects are fully visualized, step-by-step.

16 easy origami projects just for children 4 and up.

If a child can fold a piece of paper, he or she can learn the basics of origami. Plus, once a project is finished, it's fun to decorate and play with the object created.

The expert author Didier Boursin demonstrates folds in easy, individual steps using clear, colorful drawings and engaging photographs of kids making origami models like a boat, a fish and an airplane. Only seven types of folds are used in the entire book, and a visual glossary at the beginning shows what each fold instruction means. Some of the projects have only three or four folds.

Selected for their simplicity and their surefire appeal to young children, the 16 origami projects include:

  • 3-D "hello cuckoo!" card
  • Balls
  • Floating boat
  • Twirlers
  • Storybook
  • Magic paper
  • Racing sailboats
  • Moo-ing straw
  • Stairhopper
  • Big-eared rabbit.

Any early schoolchild can do origami. Folding for Fun makes this ancient art accessible by turning it into a playful and rewarding activity that also produces a toy.


Didier Boursin is an internationally renowned origami expert and author whose books include Easy Origami, Origami Paper Airplanes, and Origami Paper Animals. He lives in Paris.



For those little, everyday pleasures...

Using this book, you'll be able to make up your own games. In just a few minutes, you can fold a sheet of paper and create something you can play with right away.

The sailboat moves forward if you blow into its sails. the helicopter takes off spinning in the air. The firecracker explodes with a sharp crack. And the wobbly toy playfully runs down the staircase. Other fun origami projects await you and will amaze all your friends.

What will you need? A few simple sheets of paper, a pair of scissors, and, especially, a good imagination.



1,2,3... In your hands

  • A big-eared bunny
  • Hello, my pet
  • And yet, it spins!
  • Magical designs
  • Adventure diary
  • Pop, pop, pop
  • Moo! Moo!

4,5,6... Let me go, let me fly...

  • Ready for take off
  • Race on the open sea
  • The boat floated away
  • Blowing in the wind
  • Pirouettes
  • What a ball
  • And -- oopsy daisy -- a somersault!
  • Abracadabra, the boat turns into a fish

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