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!
Doodling can be a mindful as well as relaxing pastime. Why not make your doodles into beautiful greeting cards? Join us for Tuesday's live Doodle Art Card making class!
Gather Your Supplies
Blank watercolor greeting cards or 140lb watercolor paper cut 10" x 14." If you don't have watercolor paper, just use some thick card stock, or poster board.
Masking tape or washi tape
Fine tipped black pen or marker.
Big round or flat watercolor brush
Flat surface to mount the paper to such as a cutting board, masonite panel, or glass.
Prepare to Paint Along!
Prepare the paper for painting by spritzing the back with water. Lay it on a flat surface and smooth out any wrinkles. ( I used a glass cutting board)
Use masking tape to secure the paper to the surface, leaving at a one-half inch border around all four edges. Divide the card stock into equal sections using the masking tape. If you would like your cards to have a written sentiment, put masking tape on the paper where you would like it to be.
Moisten your watercolors and let the fun begin! Pick up a generous amount of watercolor in a broad brush and randomly paint loosely across all four cards simultaneously. Let the colors mix themselves on the paper and let them dry completely.
Let's Have some Doodling Fun!
Let's have some doodling fun! You will create doodles inside the watercolor cards with the masking tape still on the paper in class. We will show you some fun doodling and lettering techniques to make your cards beautiful and unique as you! See you on Tuesday!
Several years ago, I demonstrated cute, and easy to fold origami sliding matchboxes on the Carol Duvall Show. For this Fold-it-Friday's event, we will be folding the same origami sliding boxes I folded on the show but with some added features. These boxes hold more than just matches, and they are adorable!
Fold Along With Me
To fold along with me on Friday, you will need two sheets six-inch square origami paper, two sheets decorative card stock cut 2" x 2 3/4", a glue stick and a thin piece of ribbon or thin strip of paper. The card stock can be cut from an old greeting card, sketch or watercolor. Register by clicking here or hopping over to the Crafting Club Live Events page. See you Friday for some folding fun!
The Crafting 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 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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