Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Junkmail origami

It's school holidays here. Unfortunately we happen to be without a car for 3 weeks, 2 of those weeks being school holidays - AAAARGH!!! It actually hasn't been too bad, until today. Everyone started getting cabin fever. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't make quick decisions lol. Well today that all changed. After argument #547 this morning, almost without thinking I grabbed the pile of junk mail I'd pulled from the letterbox earlier and my big origami book and gave it to my 2 bickering wonderful children. I don't know why I hadn't thought of using junkmail for origami before - it saves them from taking all the paper out of my printer. I showed them how to fold the top edge diagonally across to the side edge and tear off the extra strip at the bottom with a ruler - to make a square. My 7 yr old made the boat (pictured above) and decided to test it out in the bathroom sink. The great thing about that is 1. he has lots of fun with it, 2. it gets all soggy and has to be thrown out - what a shame ;) I love keeping things my children make, but all mums with small children know you can only keep so much!