If you've folded a paper plane before, you've done origami. Why not push yourself to fly a bit higher?
Lillian H. Smith Branch has an origami club for kids and their caregivers: all novice, intermediate and advanced folders are welcome. Each month showcases a new theme and feature folds. Storygami is offered in partnership with our friends from the University of Toronto Origami Club, F.O.L.D. - "Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream."
We welcome kids 6-12 and no registration is required to participate. Just come by Lillian H. Smith Branch every first Saturday of the month from 2pm - 4pm and keep checking our program listing for up-to-date themes.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 / 2pm - 4pm / Unique Animals
Saturday, July 4, 2015 / 2pm - 4pm / Summer
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 / 2pm - 4pm / Festivals
Our club is called Storygami because you can tell a tale through papercraft. We were inspired by this Story-gami Kit which cleverly uses storytelling as a teaching method.
Origami is an exercise in patience, problem solving and *deep breath* inner peace. Stick with us and you'll never create terrible (though profitable) origami like this.
Add a bit of flare to your writing with Typogami, an origami font that you can download, plus it's animated!
We're passionate about origami and want to share the love of it with kids.
1. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberer / 2. 10-Fold Origami by Peter Engel / 3. Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells / 4. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr / 5. Travel Origami: 24 Fun and Functional Keepsakes by Cindy Ng / 6. All-Purpose Origami by Boutique-Sha