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  • Popagamis can be used as finger puppets.
    Popagami: An arts and crafts hobby
    Arts and crafts are fun and creational activities that people of all ages love engaging as hobbies. Children in particular benefit from arts and crafts since studies have shown that teaching youngsters how to make crafts by hand helps them improve...
  • Self-assembling robots: transformer-like robots made for under $100 bucks!
    Self-assembling robot: MIT robots use science behind Shrinky Dinks, $100 to make
    A self-assembling robot that is being compared to a smaller version of the “Transformers,” has been created by a group of scientists at MIT. These robots were built using typical hobby technology, motors, batteries and other pieces...
  • Paper dresses just won’t go away
    Paper dresses just won’t go away
    Paper dresses are they art, an economic answer to staying trendy on a limited budget, or just wasteful consumption?The paper dress made its debut in 1966. It was not conceived by a fashion designer but was the brainchild of the marketing...
  • This week: Long Island City Library offering origami classes
    This week: Long Island City Library offering origami classes
    This week families can expect the following events to take place, including the first of many origami classes at Long Island City Library, a reading partners program in Jamaica, gallery talks at Noguchi Museum, and much more.Reading Partners...
  • 'Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami' at the Crocker Art Museum
    'Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami' at the Crocker Art Museum
    "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami" at the Crocker Art Museumis the first major exhibition to explore the rich tradition of paper folding, both in Japan and Europe.“Folding Paper” has four sections,...
  • Angel of No Mercy -- Rick Owens Fall 2013 RTW Collection
    The shape of things to come (1) – Rick Owens (Photos)
    Before I get into the clothes or my thoughts or impressions about them, let me just say that one of the great pleasures of this season’s fashion week in Paris has been the hair coming off the runway. Whether it’s been severe or...
  • DIY paper cranes
    DIY Weddings: Origami paper cranes (Video)
    Origami is such a timeless art; and isbeautiful in an understated way. Origami paper cranes suspended on a wire can add a nice touch to the wedding decor and can provide an excellent backdrop for the altar or head table.Althoughthis is a time...
  • Felina drinks out of Toto's dish!
    Exploration of the book The Magical Mimics in Oz, Part Four
    Into the throne room swept Ozana, the Wizard, and Princess Dorothy, with little Felina in her arms. The shocked Queen Ra, thinking the fairy had been inattentive to her and King Umb’s doings, tried to use the Magic Belt on Ozana, but it...
  • The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
    New release: The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger
    Out this week is The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Book by Tom Angleberger. It is the third book in the popular Origami Yoda series for children and combines origami and Star Wars characters.The series centers around a weird middle...
  • Green origami swan
    Google Doodle: Best origami supplies and projects
    The Google Doodle for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 presents origami art as a tribute to Akira Yoshizawa (the grand master of the paper folding art). Visit Google.com/doodlesfor more Google Doodle designs.The Japanese art of paper folding makes for...
  • Akira Yoshizawa Doodle
    Google's latest Doodle celebrates the birthday of origamist Akira Yoshizawa
    Today marks what would have been the 101st birthday of origami expert Akira Yoshizawa. To honor the legend’s birthday, Google has created a new Doodle made out of folded papers, with the help of modern-day origamist Robert J. Lang.Yoshizawa...
  • Oldfields folds 1800 paper cranes for Hopkins' Pediatric Oncology unit
    Oldfields folds 1800 paper cranes for Hopkins' Pediatric Oncology unit
    In Japan, it is believed that if a person folds 1000 paper cranes, he or she will be granted a wish. It is a legend popularized in the story Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. At Oldfields Schoolthey are hoping the1800 origami cranesthey folded...
  • Gift Card Envelope
    Crafts for kids that keep on giving
    Are you looking for a simple green project for your resourceful kids? Or just a fun project that is cheap and practical? Then look no further, because below is a project inspired by Jen Jones in her book Cool Crafts with Cardboard and Wrapping...
  • Folding Origami Cranes
    Night of a Thousand Origami Cranes
    Girl Scout Troop 965 partnered up with Taylor Martial Arts on April 1, 2011 working jointly on a service project to create 1,000 origami cranes. The girls from Riverside and Moreno Valley met at Taylor Martial Arts and taught Shihan Dan Taylor...
  • Animals Out of Paper
    Origami anyone?
    Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv JosephMarch 11 - 27, 2011Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM.(Regional Premiere) When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his schoolteacher, she finds that...
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