Prepare to have some fun learning how to marble paper for this coming Monday's live class! We will explore traditional marbling, as well as Suminigashi, a Japanese style of marbling.
Marbled papers are great to use in collages, papercrafts, greeting cards, origami, and bookbinding.
You will need to gather some supplies, and some of them may come from the kitchen or the laundry room!
Live Class Monday, 2/22 at 11 am MST
Before class, thicken some water with starch. We will be using methylcellulose to thicken the water, and will pour it into a glass baking dish so the paints will float on top. Watch the inspiring video below to learn a little about the process!
Toys aren't just for kids anymore! Adults are discovering that playing with toys creates joy and helps with stress relief. After all, we are all kids at heart, aren't we?
Making a toy from sheets of paper is very satisfying. Origami is known to have physical and mental health benefits, so let's make an interactive toy and have some fun too!
See you Friday at 2 pm MST!
We will be folding colorful kaleidoscope spinning toys this Friday, January 15th, at 2 pm MST. You will need three sheets of six-inch square origami paper in an assortment of colors to make one of these delightful toys that kids of all ages will enjoy. Be sure to register by clicking here so you don't miss out on all the fun. If you can't make our live classes, they are always available to view at any time, but they are much more fun when shared with friends.
Games are fun for all ages and a great way to relieve stress. In this Friday's live class, you will learn how to fold a jumping frog and simple masu box for a fun, interactive game!
6" origami paper for the frog
8 1/2" square sheet of paper for the box
Black marker or wiggly eyes, and glue
Join in the Paper Folding Fun!
The Crafting Club classes are always fun and friendly. Be sure to register now by clicking on the Live Events tab, so you don't miss out!
Our tuxedo cat loves origami frogs!
A Tato is a folded container to hold small items such as thread, stamps, or a message inside. This Friday, we will show you how to fold a flat style Tato puzzle box from a square sheet of paper!
1 sheet paper cut 8 1/2" square, and 1 sheet origami paper
1 sheet cardstock cut 3 3/4" square, and 1 sheet cardstock cut 2 5/8" square
See you Friday!
Register for this fun live class by clicking on the Upcoming Events tab. If you are unable to attend, the recorded class will be available to watch at any time.
We will be creating a fun cupboard door style card that opens to reveal a secret message for this Friday's live event! This card is perfect for any occasion and can display art or an inspiring message inside.
A symbol of endurance, change, hope, and life, the butterfly, is a beautiful creature. They have also been a symbol of celebrations, weddings, friendship, and life journeys.
We will be folding beautiful butterflies to celebrate friends, old and new, for this Friday's folding event.
You will need to grab a few plain or patterned origami paper sheets, bamboo skewers or wire, some glue, and stiff cording or wire. See you this Friday at 2 pm MST!
Download the Butterfly Diagram Here:
We will fold some pretty paper dresses for this Fold-it Friday's live event and create a cheerful garland! Grab a few sheets of patterned origami paper, string, and some tape, and let's have a folding party. You can dress up too!
Download the Party Dress Diagram Here:
A circle of cranes symbolizes peace, and the activity of folding is mindful, which will bring harmony and a sense of calm.
Join us this Friday, and learn how to fold a beautiful crane mandala, wreath or ring. Grab seven or eight sheets origami in several colors and patterns, and learn how to fold and assemble a beautiful modular decoration. See you Friday!
Join us for another fun Fold-it-Friday live class! We will be making cute and practical origami gift bags. Grab a few sheets of 6" origami paper and 12" scrapbook paper, some scissors, and washi tape. Click on the Upcoming Events tab in the upper right corner of this page to register. Can't make the class? No worries! You can always catch up on all past events. Just click on the On-Demand tab, and they will be available to watch at any time. See you soon!
A Note from Your Instructor
Just before the live class started, my internet was shut down. I was able to go live on my IPad with cellular service, but for some reason it was shut off before the class was complete. Sometimes technology goes haywire. Unfortunately, the Ipad didn't record the class, so I made a short video instead. Enjoy!
There is nothing more satisfying than creating a handmade book, especially a folded one! For this Fold-it-Friday event, we will make folded, and flutter books out of one sheet of paper with no gluing or stitching, and you will learn the Blizzard Book designed initially by Hedi Kyle.
Four sheets copy paper in any color, 8.5" x 11"
One long sheet 7" x 33" rice paper, or painters masking paper, or make your own long strip of paper by cutting three sheets copy paper to 7" x 11". Connect them end to end with washi or masking tape on both sides of the paper.
Bone folder (optional)
Once you learn the simple folding techniques you will be given lot's of creative ideas for content, and book covers. Click on the Live Events tab to register, and let's have some folding fun!
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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