Say that three times fast! For the last few years we have been making our signature origami tulips with our gardener friends at school events, book signings and even featured them in our very first episode of Hello Gardeners®! Needless to say we LOVE origami. There is something so exciting about turning a square piece of paper into a physical object that you can display or play with. Plus, the colorful stack of paper is like candy to your eyes. The social and emotional benefits of origami for kids (and adults) is so wonderful for your mental health.
Scroll down to read why origami is beneficial for our social and emotional health.. and scroll all the way down to download your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!
Benefits of Origami For Kids:
❒ Develops fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and mental focus.
❒ Emotional satisfaction and gratification with the finished product.
❒ Improves spatial visualization skills and encourages hands-on learning.
❒ Valuable for brain and mind as it often requires both hands working together.
❒ It's fun for kids and adults of all ages!
Today on the #PullYourWeeds® Blog we are going above the fold and making some adorable origami foxes in honor of our You Are a Gardener mascot, Foxie. We chose two different easy styles that use kid friendly folding and tons of fun!
(Tip: If you don’t have origami paper just cut a piece of paper into a perfect square, post-it notes work too for mini origami.)
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We hope you had fun with your folding! Send us photos of your origami foxes to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hey gardeners, did you make origami foxes? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Origami foxes' Gardening Tool Badge'!
--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet.
Now...enjoy watching our very first episode of Hello Gardeners® where Gardener Anna and Gardener Aidan make their first appearance in the greenhouse and show us
how to make origami tulips!