Bible Origami, by Todd Huisken
Keep your children’s hands busy during church services with Bible Origami. Instead of folding the service programs into paper airplanes, they can fold Noah’s ark, an oil lamp, or Joseph’s coat! As you develop the unique skill of creating these simple-to-intermediate origami designs, you will find opportunities to use them with all ages for lessons, activities, crafting, and everyday fun!
My older children have enjoyed doing origami crafts in the past so I was excited when Todd emailed me and asked if I (or rather, my children) would be interested in reviewing his new book, Bible Origami.
My daughter got to it right away!
First she made the dove. She had a bit of a tough time getting the wings right but she pressed on and finished it fairly quickly. Next, she made the fox. This one was easier for her. She had to add a face!
Bible Origami assigns skill levels 1, 2, or 3 to each project; you can look up projects by skill level in the Index in the back of the book. They are divided into Old and New Testament designs. There are several common fold types explained in the beginning of the book in the Introduction section.
Each project has a “Did you know?” fact, that tells the reader some information about how the project is related to the Bible or something about the subject of the project (For example, did you know that foxes have whiskers on their legs, which help them navigate? I didn’t know that!)
I find the directions and images in Bible origami clear and easy to follow.
Overall, my children enjoyed trying some of the projects in this book and I think it would make a great gift suited for children ages 6 or 7 and up. I think it would also be a great addition to a Sunday School library.