We all watched a documentary about origami and paper folding called Between the Folds, last weekend and really enjoyed it. It had been in my Netflix queue forever. I love how many documentaries are available for instant viewing. This prompted a Sunday session of paper folding, and this flower was made along with many other flowers and some free-style paper hats, which were fabulous. Whenever we get an origami urge we turn to this book but after a few flowers, the kids like to make up their own folded shapes. This easy penguin is what they make most often, teaching it to every kid they know. This is a great one for the 5-year old.
I spent many many hours folding paper notes when I was little, I think I still have them in a shoe box. I never knew this great heart-shaped one however, (check this handy tutorial over at Camp Smartypants) which I plan to show the girls soon. It's perfect for Valentine's Day.