Easy Butterfly Origami

My new book, Easy Butterfly Origami features 30 bold full-color patterns designed to accurately portray the dorsal and ventral sides of some of the most beautiful butterflies from around the world!

Origami Folding Tips

Origami, from the Japanese ori (to fold) and kami (paper), began in the 6th century when Buddhist monks introduced paper to Japan. The print-and-fold crafts and easy diagrams are designed to help children with fine motor skills, directions and hand eye coordination. Some basic origami folding tips:
  • Print and cut out patterns carefully.
  • Fold with clean, dry hands.
  • Follow the instructions. Study the diagrams and be patient.
  • Be precise: fold each crease well, flattening the creases by running your fingertip over the fold.
  • Folding the paper away from you is easier than folding towards you.
  • Be creative...use your origami on greeting cards, holiday decorations, table place cards and bookmarks.

Holiday Children's Book Signings November 22, 2013

I'll be signing my latest children's book releases (along with the "oldies") at Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center. Drop by and talk story! I'll also bring along free coloring sheets for the keiki.

KEIKI COUNTING, WHALES' TAILS and other titles by Island Heritage Publishing:
Friday, November 22, 6-7pm
Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center.

MALIA IN HAWAII: CELEBRATING ALL THE PARTS OF ME, and other titles by Mutual Publishing:
Friday, November 22, 7-8pm
Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center.

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