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  • How to Use This Book
  • Materials
  • CHAPTER ONE: Easy Origami Projects
    • How to Make a Square
    • Paper Cup
    • Samurai Helmet
    • House
    • Banger
    • Spaceship
    • Spinning Top
    • Pyramid
    • Heart
    • Butterfly
    • Fortune-teller
    • Fun Facts
    • What's Next
  • CHAPTER TWO: Not-Quite-So-Easy Origami Projects
    • Meet Mary Meinking
    • Trapdoor Envelope
    • Bookmark
    • Gliding Airplane
    • Somersault Square(Seiro Takekawa)
    • Coaster
    • Pine Tree
    • Cicada
    • Hopping Frog
    • Pinwheel
    • Flapping Crane
    • Fun Facts
    • What's Next
  • CHAPTER THREE: Sort-of-Difficult Origami Projects
    • Two Folds to Review
    • Fox Mask
    • Waterbomb
    • Ornament
    • Tulip and Stem
    • Masu Box and Insert
    • Fancy Goldfish
    • Seal
    • Penguin
    • Fun Facts
    • What's Next
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Difficult Origami Projects
    • Meet Chris Alexander
    • Speedboat
    • Lily
    • Catnip the Cat
    • Picture Frame
    • Lop-Eared Rabbit
    • Crested Bird
    • Classic Frog
    • Fun Facts

Title: Easy Origami: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
Author: Mary Meinking, Chris Alexander
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2010
Publisher: Captstone Press, N. Mankota, MN
Language: English
Page Count: 112
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 8"
ISBN: 9781429650342

SUMMARY- This is a fantastic first book to give to a kid. It has three of my four favorite simple models. She has a butterfly too, but it isn't one of the traditional models that I like because it only has two wings, not four. She was trying to keep it very simple for a potential first project, so I understand. It also has the classic cup, bookmark and waterbomb/ball that I consider indispensable. There is plenty here to experiment with, and lots of useful models. Mary Meinking put together the first two chapters, and Chris Alexander put together the last two chapters. I think they both did a superb job. Further books in this series were done by Chris Alexander alone.