Build a Balloon...Out of Paper!
It is a powerful feeling to manipulate the world with one's hands to create something out of seemingly nothing. The traditional art of Japanese origami does just that! Combining different folding techniques results in incredibly intricate creations. Introduce your child to this ancient method of paper folding, and prepare to be amazed by the results.
Watch your child's wonder as she creates a three-dimensional balloon using only one piece of paper! The best part is, she gets to blow it up, just like a real balloon. This inexpensive project will engage your child’s fine motor skills, attention to detail, and hand-eye coordination.
What You Need:
- Square piece of origami paper, in any color or pattern
- Water (optional)