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Paper Fortune Birds

Submitted by on August 11, 2010 – 5:00 pmNo Comment
It’s fabulous! My 7-year-old completed the “bird” on her own. Believe me, this is a huge plus! Buy online at Armstrong Ward

Price £5.95

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Initial thoughts: We loved this! The kit, from a French company and with accompanying French style,  is an introduction to origami for children aged 5+. It contains high quality colourful paper with funky designs. It also includes an instruction booklet on how to make the classic oragami bird game.

We liked: It’s fabulous! My 7-year-old completed the “bird” on her own. Believe me, this is a huge plus! Oragami can be quite daunting to little ones, but the kit has simple instructions to make “The Bird Game” —  a folded bird-like paper object where friends pick a number, and you open the “bird” the corresponding amount and reveal a challenge. It comes with cartoon-like stickers to indicate the “challenges” a friend has to do.

We weren’t so keen: The instructions are in a lot of different languages, so it can be a bit confusing. My daughter kept telling me it was all in French. When I pointed out that English was the 2nd language listed, she got on with the project on her own.

Overall: We really enjoyed doing this, and I liked that once we’d got the hang of the instructions, my little girl was able to create her fortune bird independently. I thought it was a really high-quality activity kid, that any child (and parent) will love!

[Susanna, A Modern Mother]

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