How to organize a kid’s birthday party with Origami Instructions. Princess’s ball (from 4 to 7 years old).

     

Many girls will like the idea of organizing a Princess Ball. This is the day when they can put on a beautiful dresses, necklaces and other accessories. State in the invitation card that a gala dress is required. Parents who will be carrying out the responsibilities of masters of ceremony should become ‘fairies’ during the event.

First of all, decorate the space to look like a fairy castle. You can make flowers from glossy paper (Origami Instructions app contains many origami flowers and instructions how to fold them), colorful bows, scissor out the gates of the castle from hard paper and decorate them with tinsel. String everywhere colorful balloons.

Lay the table with a white or pink tablecloth. Fix tinsel bows and stars scissored out from silver paper to the edges of the cloth. Decorate drinking glasses in the same way. To make the table look more enchanting, place candles in pink candlesticks.

The day before the holiday, don’t forget to handle out invitations to the guests. They are easily made with your own hands in the form of cards from colored paper. Glue a cut-off crown at the top and scatter some spangles.

When all guests have come, tie a bright bow round guest’s arm as a pass. Then ‘fairies’ – masters of ceremony – announce that today the ritual of initiation for princes and princesses is taking place but for that kids have to pass through 6 tests:

1st test – each guest is blindfolded and he must guess what fairies are treating him with;
2nd test – test for accuracy: a ball must be thrown to the box. After two unsuccessful attempts one can move closer to the box;
3rd test – a concert test: one must declare a poem or sing a song.
4th test – a mystery solving test: one must solve 7 riddles.
5th test – a magic sack: one puts his hand in the sack and guesses the object on the touch.
6th test – guess a magic character illustrated in the picture.

When all kids have passed through all tests, the most festive moment of the ceremony is taking place. At this point it is necessary to have made before or make right now together with children some jewelry from gold and silver paper (crowns, necklaces, bracelets, rings) and put them on the members of the ceremony with accompaniment of a solemn music. You can find many instructions for origami rings, bracelets and other ‘biju’ in Origami Instructions. Pay attention that kids are fond of dressing up so be careful to provide each kid with a number of pretty-pretties.
After that the fresh-baked Princes and Princesses are invited to the table and then – dance.

     

Tips How to Fold and Carry a Pocket Square

Cool news – we’ve released new version of How to Tie a Tie 5.1 which has new instructions how to fold a pocket square. Now the app provides a full range of those little secrets of a true gentleman! We are glad to announce that we’re giving out the app at a reduced price of $2.99 ($4.99)! This is a nice opportunity to appreciate all merits of the How to Tie a Tie with additional pocket square folding instructions and get the app at the best price! 

The pocket square which is usually found in a man’s suit jacket breast pocket is the ultimate accessory for any true gentleman. This is an elegant accessory to a good-sitting suit and a small detail that brings chic and style to his owner.

It is important to know some rules about pocket squares like how to pick colors, what fabric to choose, how to fold them for this or that event, as these rules will help you feel confident and look every bit gorgeous.

Here are some tips that will help you in choosing and wearing a pocket square:

A pocket square is noway to be identical to the tie. Often ties are sold together with the same patterned pocket square as a tie/pocket square set. But this is not the best option for you if you care about your style. A pocket square is a separate accessory that brings a bit of contrast and attention to a suit. So avoid matching their colors exactly.

The general rule is that you should choose such pocket squares that compliment some color on your tie. Even better if the pocket square color is a bit more obscure than that of your tie. There are no strict rules when it comes to ‘pocket squares’; they can be made of silk, cotton, linen, and even wool. But if you stick to the golden middle, you should prefer solid silk or Jacquard fabrics.

If you are not wearing a tie, you can enjoy the variety of patterns, colors and fabrics. Though it is desirable that a pocket square complimented the suit or the shirt.

Never use a pocket square for any ‘hygienic’ purposes. It is merely a fancy thing of your wardrobe. For all other purposes carry a plain white cotton handkerchief in your trouser back pocket. As you wouldn’t think of using your tie to dry your mouth so likewise you mustn’t use your pocket square for such tasks. So, follow this rule: always carry two pocket squares: one in your breast pocket and one in your back pocket for yourself.

Also you shouldn’t use some ready-folded squares that are made of cardboard with fabric attached. They seem to provide an easy solution – just put this small square into the pocket and it’s done. But as a stylish gentleman wouldn’t wear pre-tied bow-ties and clip-on neckties likewise you should avoid using these ‘junk’ style squares.

How to Tie a Tie app now includes many different ways of folding a pocket square like Square Fold, Cagney, Winged Puff, One Corner Up Fold and many others. Master these pocket square folds to add a touch of class to your suits.

Paper hats ideas or how to make a paper hat almost from nothing (easy paper hat instructions)

If suddenly you find yourself somewhere in a sunny spot (while hiking, on the beach or during a guided tour) and you don’t get a hat, don’t worry at all as you can fold a paper hat from a single sheet of paper easily and quickly. The collection of origami designs in Origami Instructions has become wider: now the app contains several types of paper hat instructions to protect you from the sun so that you can pick the one which suits you best of all.

And if you’re going for a picnic with your family, you can fold a different paper hat to each member of the family. Paper hat folding can be amazingly funny and cool. For example, a tricorne or three-cornered hat is the best choice for the father who will look like a real Napoleon, a garrison cap will be good for a son, and mothers and daughters will look nice in beautiful paper hats of various styles. Don’t worry if you don’t have some good paper at hand – you can make paper hats from newspapers, too (some of them are truly worth of it, by the way).

Besides, paper hats for kids can be variously decorated. Kids can paint them with markers or tie some bands, glue some feathers, make paper fringes or even paper flowers. Use some creativity and fantasy – and your paper hat design will be extraordinary and your head will be safely protected from the sun. Your main task here – not to be caught in the rain.

Is it possible to use paper hats for other purposes? Yes, sure. For example, if you’re painting the ceiling such a hat will protect your head from the drops of paint. Your head will surely tell you a ‘thank you’ while the hat is just thrown away.

Also, you can wear such hats in a fancy ball or your kid’s costume birthday party.  Every guest can choose a special paper hat design, decorate it at his choice, put it on and play his role.
These paper hats are easy to make and your kids will be busy with funny and useful activities and little girls will be especially delighted to feel like real fashionistas.

     

Origami Instructions presents: Origami Paper Airplanes

No secret that origami can turn a piece of paper into almost anything. Each time we make an update of Origami Instructions we try to ‘embrace the unembraceable’ and place more and more different origami models into the app. This time we’ve made a surprise for those who is fond of airplanes, history and military art all together. No doubt that this update will be extremely of interest to men and their sons. So, we’re happy to announce a Parade of Origami Airplanes which are made in accordance with their real prototypes.

Watch and enjoy!

     

The Fokker D.VIII was a German monoplane fighter aircraft that entered service in the last months of World War I. It is the last type of a fighter aircraft that was used in air combats of World War I. It was delivered to the battlefield in October, 1918. A total of 400 aircrafts were manufactured. This plane was in service with the airforce of many other countries like Holland, Japan, Poland.

     

A strike fighter is a multirole combat aircraft designed to operate primarily in the air-to-surface attack role. High tolerance to battle damage, maneuvering superiority, good handling qualities, heavy armament, the ability to destroy targets in hard-to-reach places – that’s not a full list of characteristics of a strike fighter.

     

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft.

     

A jet plane is an aircraft propelled by jet engines. Jet aircraft generally fly much faster than propeller-powered aircraft and at higher altitudes – as high as 10,000–15,000 metres (33,000–49,000 ft). At these altitudes, jet engines achieve maximum efficiency over long distances. Jet planes form the mainstay of the modern aircraft fleet.

     

A swept-wing airplane is an experimental aircraft which was very original and extraordinary for its time. The first swept-wing airplane appeared in 1907 and was invented by a talented Irishman, J. W. Dunne. A swept-wing’s main advantage was that it remained stable in all axes.

     

The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer aircraft that became the standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the 1960s. It was Czechoslovakia’s first locally designed and built jet aircraft.

More Origami Animals in ‘Origami Instructions’!

                      

We’re constantly working on our ‘Origami Instructions’ app so that our users could always have something new at hand. The Origami art is truly limitless and no one can say how many origami models exist. The new update of ‘Origami Instructions’ contains some more new origami animals such as: a dragon, a bat, a mouse, a chicken, a snake and etc. They are so funny and lovely that you’ll be itching to fold them all!