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"Origami Frog Olympics" - Project #2

My first encounter with origami was when I was about 10 years old. My family and I lived on 10 acres of land on the outskirts of a Texan town, not too far from Big Bend National Park. My parents rented a lot of our land to an older couple who were retired teachers and had an amazing assortment of books. One of those books was an origami book. At first, I struggled with trying to figure out how the book worked, for it was written in Japanese. Finally, I worked out the correct sequence of the step-by-step illustrations and began to fold delightful paper constructions that became playable art. It was awesome!

We may have to wait till 2021 for the summer olympics in Tokyo, but today we can have fun making our own origami frog olympics! Gather the following supplies: a piece of paper, a ruler, scissors, a pencil, and anything to add some colorful patterns (I am using markers). To make the video as small as possible, I had to speed up some of the clips. So, please use the pause button as needed throughout the instructions. Let's get started!





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