Friday, May 29, 2015

Hungry Series

Beth Johnson was kind enough to take the time to diagram and share a series of action moving mouth action models she created.   Some fun-looking models.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Bennett Arnstein's Yin-Yang 20-Piece Spike Ball

I'm blogging this on behalf of Bennett. 

The Yin Yang Spike Ball:  Two colors wrap around each other. Each color is comprised of 10 modules. For folding instructions, check out the ebook "Spike Ball Heaven", sold as a pdf download on the OUSA website.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Last Sunday....

....was 1st Sunday Origami Fun at Marti's (Marti is in Vietnam, so was absent from her own meeting).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Polypopagons

Finally got around to making some TMNT polypopagons!


Photos here

Sunday Funnies

Friday, May 01, 2015

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

 Ainissa Ramirez:

What do pizza boxes, paper bags, and fancy napkins have in common? Well, you might have guessed it -- origami.
Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is making a comeback. While some of the oldest pieces of origami have been found in ancient China and its deepest roots are in ancient Japan, origami can make an impact in today's education too. This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.

An Art Form for All Subjects

Don’t believe me? Researchers have found a number of ways that origami can make lessons enticing, while giving students skills they need. (Think of it as vegetables blended into spaghetti sauce.) Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
Read the rest.  The last reason given is my fave.

Hat tip:  Joseph Wu Origami Inc.