Daniel & origami

Posted by spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 17 August 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

So one of the unintended consequences of my mum staying over at my place several nights a week has been that she's gotten the kids really into origami! You know, I actually never knew that she was so good at origami--she never folded anything for me when I was a kid, or at least I don't remember!

While I was still pregnant, I came home one day to an interesting sight--my mum, Daniel & my helper Julie were seated on the floor in the living room in a circle. My mum was leading the "group" in an origami session of folding paper boats! The pic shows the boats they made! Apparently, they had been folding boats for one hour! Ben was napping, but when he woke, they spent the whole afternoon folding things!!

Daniel & origami are, to me, like oil and water. Daniel can be so hyper and energetic. Yet, because of "Grandma"'s efforts, he actually enjoys folding paper, though he hasn't quite mastered how to do it on his own yet!

Daniel is really getting into craft. Which is nice--but I do feel inadequate as it is not my strong point. So, on his own, he'll take different sheets of paper and make "posters", or use cardboard sheets to make rockets & "books". I'm glad he's so "entrepreneurial". When he saw some bubble wrap lying around the house, he even wanted to make "ladybug wings"... ??!! That's supposed to be this afternoon's project. And I have no idea what we'll do. Wish me luck! ^__^

a l from Singapore

ask grandma to make the boats with the sail in the middle. Since it's a rainy day, the kiddies can also set the boats sailing on puddles downstairs!

18 Aug 2010 6:08am

spots from Singapore, Singapore

yes yes! we let them sail their boats in the baby's bathtub! first, i "waterproofed" the boats' bottoms by putting scotchtape! =)

19 Aug 2010 12:21pm

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