A few ideas how Origami can help you spend a nice sunny day

It’s a fine sunny day outside and you think how you can occupy your kid to make him spend a day out and have fun. Or you’re planning to have a picnic out of town with the family, what can you do to have a great time together? 

We’ve got some ideas for you how you can spend a day with origami having fun.

  1. Make a paper airplane contest. Each participant should choose a plane model and build it according to the instruction. Origami Instructions app now has many instructions for folding paper airplanes. When planes are ready, you can paint it as you wish or paint a sign on the wing. The contest will be interesting if the competitors have different plane models. You can determine two winners: one who makes his airplane that flies the farthest; and another one who makes his airplane that flies the longest time. Moreover, it’s so beautiful to see many bright planes slide in the air!
  2. If there’s a lake or creek nearby, you can hold a paper boat race. You give the same task to all participants: to build their boat, paint it and even give a name. Let everybody pick the model that he or she likes best. And then let them sail as far as they can!
  3. If your kids are too small to fold paper airplanes or boats you can make several colorful kids windmills. Glue or stick them to some wands and go out for a walk with your kids. Show your kid that if he goes faster the windmill is spinning faster and if he runs the windmill is spinning very fast! Make several windmills of various sizes and watch if their spin speed depends on its size.
  4. And in a hot summer day you can organize water fights with water bombs in the pool or in the beech. Fold a water bomb according to the origami instruction, fill it with water and your deathly weapon is ready! Also you can make a contest for casting them at the target.
  5. All these origami instructions for folding paper planes, paper boats, paper kids windmills and water bombs are waiting for you in the Origami Instructions app! Have a good time together!

       

Easy and Practical Origami: How to use Origami in everyday life

When we hear the word ‘origami’, we often associate it with funny paper figures of animals that we used to fold at school, or with children, but many people don’t even guess that origami can be more useful than it seems. Origami can come in handy anytime and be useful not only for children but also for grown-ups. Sharing interests with children is cool, and if you use some creativity and fantasy, your kids will be delighted to join you and appreciate the result.

A new update of Origami Instructions now includes folding instructions for many useful and extraordinary things which you can do in minutes. See the below examples of practical and useful origami.

If you’re waiting for guests, you can use this paper basket and paper saucers to lay the table and fill it with sweets or candies. It will look nice on the children’s table at your kid’s birthday party. And if you’re going out for a picnic, such paper baskets and saucers will be extremely useful as you won’t need to bring any dishes or plates with you and the table served with such baskets made of colorful paper will look very attractive. Moreover, no trouble to clean up the mess afterwards. 

1. A small origami basket for sweets or candies or other trivia.

2. A paper saucer.

3. A dog-box. You can use this box for chips, candies, any small toys, or pencils, or any husks at the kitchen. And it’s easy to throw away.

4. A fish-shaped package to keep biscuits, candies or pencils… These packages are easy to make and it’s convenient to hold them in hand. You can wrap a present for a kid into this paper ‘fish’. Put these bright ‘fishes’ with surprises inside into the basket and you’ll see how your kids will be admired.

5. Origami bookmarkers. Often for our books as a bookmarker we use a patch of paper found in a hurry. Some people buy bookmarkers in stores. But it’s very simple and quick to make a bookmarker with your own hands. The bookmarker gets hooked on the page with the heart and it won’t slide if the book suddenly falls down and opens. Try yourself and teach your kid.

Also, this bookmarker can become a nice present for any happy event. You can write down some memorable words on the reverse side of the bookmarker and they will remind a person of your care and attention.

6. Envelopes for letters. You can use such envelopes to put an invitation card for your kid’s birthday or a greeting card. Any grandma’s heart will melt down if she receives a letter from her grandchildren in an envelope like this. Common printed envelopes are best suited for official communication while such funny hand-made envelopes show your warm attitude to a person.

7. Photo frames. Make colorful photo frames and decorate your table or book shelf with them. You’ll notice that every time you’ll be looking at them your heart will be filled with warm memories. Also, you can present photos in this frame to all relatives or event members. You can put your kid’s drawing into this frame to keep it and your kid will be happy to see that you really care about what he did for you.


Lego Instructions for Building Letters and Figures from Lego Bricks

Your kid has grown enough to study and it’s time to teach him how to read and to count. But little children have difficulties in understanding and remembering abstract letters and figures. It’s better when a kid can not only hear and see but also touch the object of learning. And best of all, it’s when kids learn letters and figures while they play, then the studying process will be more interesting.

‘Lego Instructions’ app now contains instructions for building letters and figures out of Lego bricks. You and your kid together can make a whole alphabet and make words of it. Bring volume to the letters when you can take a letter in hand. You can think out what this or that letter looks like, for example, ask your kid what letter A looks like? And then let him try to come up with an answer. If he says that it looks like an arch, ask him to show you how a car can drive through the archway. And what if letter A looks like a cottage house? Who can peep out of the window?

And then ask your kid to name several words that start from this letter. When he is at ease with the letters and have no difficulty in recognizing them, then you may offer him to make his name using these letters or any other simple words. Such a game can be very exciting  and it will help your kid to quickly memorize all letters and start reading.

Two Cool Scarf Knots in One Video: European Loop and Figure Eight Knot

As the previous post about how to tie the European loop was devoted mostly for men, it’s time to show that this scarf knot can be worn by women too, just make sure that the scarf must be more feminine and thin, like a silk pashmina or stylish silk scarf.

The Figure Eight Knot is one more scarf knot that looks sophisticated and elegant at the same time. If you’d like to tie your scarf with this knot, remember that this knot will be in the center of attention of your entire outfit, so here are some recommendations for you:

  • Pick stylish scarves but make sure that its pattern doesn’t overlap the beauty of the pattern;
  • The rest of your outfit must not be too bright in colors or elaborated in style as you may look awkward;
  • Men also can tie this type of knot, but must choose knitted or woolen scarves in dark colors.

This video instruction will help you to tie the European loop and the Figure Eight Knot. Share it with your friends, the spring is coming and everybody wants to look gorgeous in the beginning of the year!

And we remind you that How to Tie a Scarf app has lots of other tying instructions for many other knots! Check it yourself by downloading the free version of this app.

Two Ways to Tie the Shemagh Scarf for Casual Wear

Today’s topic is the shemagh scarf (Arafat). According to Wikipedia, the Arab scarf, or the shemagh, or keffiyah, is a traditional Arab headdress fashioned from a square, usually cotton, scarf. It is typically worn by Arab men, as well as some Kurds. Its other name, the Arafat scarf, it’s got from the Palestinian politician Yasser Arafat, who was wearing it every time he was in public.

Originally, the keffiyeh was made of a mix of cotton and wool, which lets them dry quickly and keep the wearer’s head warm. Usually they are folded in half, into a triangle, and the fold is worn across the forehead. Some people wear it loosely draped around the back and shoulders.

Now the Shemagh scarf has become increasingly popular among men inspite of their national or ethnic origin. Shemagh scarves are a stylish accessory for casual wear, usually worn as a scarf around the neck in hipster circles. This is a traditional way of tying the Arafat scarf. But you can also wear it by tying  the ends of the scarf and hiding them under the longer edge on your chest.

Watch this video with the shemagh tying instruction. Hope you’ll find it useful!

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