If you haven’t heard, I’m teaching some Cricut classes at Michael’s in Orem! If you live in Utah and are interested click here. I had to have a picture of myself to advertise the class so I had my husband take this one. It’s all pretty exciting.
Now, for the real reason you are here… I’m still crafting away at the alphabet and today…
O is for Origami
I used to love Origami as a kid! I remember getting a fairy tale origami book for my birthday one year and I treasured that thing! I was always folding paper cranes during church and we would have contests to see who could fold the smallest one. (I’m pretty sure the record was one using 1/4 of a gum wrapper…)
My senior year of high school I was taking a public speaking class and we had to teach the class how to do something (I know, pretty vague), so I taught them some origami. (If you click here you can actually see the powerpoint presentation I used.) I had hoped to teach them how to fold a paper crane… apparently some people really struggle with origami. I put this image up on the projector and had the class make this simple cat.
After several minutes walking them through each step and answering many questions I was finally able to get the majority of the class smiling down at a little paper cat face. These were high school seniors! I remember shaking my head a little at their incompetence.
So, of course, God had to humble me and, four years later, I struggled to fold a paper pumpkin. I tried it three times. (The second attempt went in the trash as a little crumpled up ball.) They don’t look bad, but they weren’t nearly what I was expecting.
|Attempt one on the left, attempt three on the right, attempt two not pictured (probably chilling in a landfill)|
So, once my anger at paper wore off, I tried a different design. It started with a hexagon instead of a square… yeah, it’s a crumpled ball in the garbage as well. Finally, I found something a little more up my alley.
|Please note my cute fall nails!|
I’ll include the Youtube links I watched below and I’ll even provide the weird hexagon one. If you do it let me know! I could still use some more humbling… Haha. Love you all! Happy crafting!