Klutz Fashion Origami Review and Giveaway


The Pea got started with origami when she was in first grade. Her amazing first-grade teacher realized all the educational benefits of origami -- it helps students with mathematical reasoning, spacial reasoning, following sequences, fractions, geometry, as well as enhancing fine motor skills, patience and attention to detail -- so not a week went by that The Pea went home with some origami creation or another. She's got quite an origami repertoire now, but even though she has a couple of origami books she hasn't really gotten back into it -- until we were invited to review Klutz's new craft book, Fashion Origami. Now she has a book that shows her how to fold dresses, purses, shoes and more, she's on fire!


The Basics
Klutz's Fashion Origami book lets girls create beautiful fashion items using the Japanese art of paper folding, origami. The book contains step-by-step instructions, beautifully printed origami paper, sequins, ribbon and glue.

Here's how Klutz describes Fashion Origami:
Turn single sheets of paper into sassy fashions that are anything but flat. Super-clear, step-by-step instructions show how to fold ten unique pieces, from party dresses to pajamas. The results are cute, cool, and uniquely dimensional. Custom-designed origami paper in an array of bold and bright patterns gives each project an up-to-date look — a fabulous fusion of fresh style and timeless craft. The included sequins, ribbon, and glue make it easy to add your own flair.

The Bongga
What a great concept for a Klutz book! I've seen origami books that provide instructions for animals (and Klutz already has a great Origami book), but this book really goes right to the heart of many girls' interests -- fashion. The projects in Fashion Origami are adorable, which means every girl is going to want to create one, and they're far more likely to keep using it.

The book takes things one step further by providing sequins, ribbon and glue, which The Pea loves since she can really bling her creations out. The results are nothing short of amazing:

I really think The Pea has me beat on this one; I really couldn't do any better. She's enjoys folding and decorating dresses and purses much more than she ever enjoyed folding rabbits and stars and cranes, and it makes me feel good that all the while she's folding, she's also learning, learning, learning. And she can keep using Origami Fashions even after the origami paper is gone. We can always buy more paper, but this book is irreplacable!


The Blah
The Pea had quite a difficult time with folding those shoes, and she said she would have liked it if each project had included a difficulty rating (i.e. 5 stars for expert folders, 1 star for beginners, etc..). To be fair, the origami shoe project did say that it was a difficult project, but I agree with The Pea: a star rating would be an easy, visual way for kids to know which projects they are comfortable attempting.


The Bottom Line
Klutz Fashions Origami combines girls' love of fashion with the exquisite art of origami. It's a wonderful way to occupy their time and develop crucial math, fine motor, behavioral skills. Parents will love the way this book exercises their daughter's creativity and sparks her imagination!


Enjoy a Free Origami Craft from Klutz!


Here's a fun, free project to get you started with fashion origami. Click here to download and print everything you need to fold a beautiful origami coat: step-by-step illustrated instructions and patterned paper included!


Win It!
One lucky Bonggamom Finds Reader will be chosen to receive a copy of Fashion Origami by Klutz! To enter, simply visit the Klutz website, then come back here and tell me which other Klutz books would catch your child's fancy (this is the required entry and must be completed for any extra entries to count).

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) Sign up to be a Klutz Insider and leave a comment here telling me the email address you used to sign up.

2) Become a fan of Bonggamom Finds on Facebook (leave a comment with your FB id).

3) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(leave a comment with your Blogger profile name).

4) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

Win a Klutz Origami Fashions book from @bonggafinds! http://ow.ly/1pqHm #giveaway

Maximum of 5 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on April 6, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on April 7 and post the winner's name as soon as the winner confirms acceptance. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.

58 Comments, Leave yours here:

AnnCrabs on March 22, 2010 at 11:43 AM said...

I think my girls would have fun with Fingerprint Fabulous. We love these books!

AnnCrabs on March 22, 2010 at 11:43 AM said...

I am a follower (anncrabs)

joahsgrandma on March 23, 2010 at 6:33 AM said...

I think I'd like The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes but I know my granddaughter would love to try origami.

joahsgrandma on March 23, 2010 at 6:36 AM said...

I tweeted.

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joahsgrandma on March 23, 2010 at 6:36 AM said...

I'm a facebook fan (sandy miresse)

Angela on March 23, 2010 at 4:02 PM said...

The Klutz Book of Animation looks fun
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Terra H. on March 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM said...

I think my daughter would like The Spiral Draw Book. Thanks.
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Terra H. on March 24, 2010 at 12:36 PM said...

follow your blog
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Terra H. on March 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM said...

tweeted
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moushka on March 24, 2010 at 1:40 PM said...

We would have fun with the Window Art.

moushka on March 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM said...

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Jaime on March 26, 2010 at 6:44 AM said...

so many fun books! would also love the Friendship Bracelets one. What a great rainy day project
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Jaime on March 26, 2010 at 6:44 AM said...

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Mysharona on March 28, 2010 at 10:13 AM said...

My son would love the Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes.

slb3334 on March 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

glossy bands

wildcat32 on March 29, 2010 at 4:12 AM said...

My child would like the Bead Loom Bracelets.
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Nicole C. on March 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM said...

My daughter would love the Good Growing book.

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degood on March 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM said...

My kids would like fingerprint fabulous book

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degood on March 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM said...

I follow your blog as degood

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Janette on March 30, 2010 at 1:46 PM said...

I had the Incredible Clay Book when I was a kid, and I'm so glad they still sell it! My niece would love it, she's really gotten into crafting lately.

Janette on March 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM said...

Klutz insider
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Janette on March 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM said...

Following on blogger

Janette on March 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/jsoldham/status/11327874162

sweetsue on March 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM said...

My three year old granddaughter would have fun with The Mermaid Palace kit.
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sweetsue on March 31, 2010 at 10:06 AM said...

I follow you on Blogger as sweetsue.
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Jenn S. on March 31, 2010 at 11:56 AM said...

My daughter would also enjoy the Super Simple Sewing book.

mogrill on March 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM said...

The Book of animation sounds great!
Thanks for the chance.
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Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:13 AM said...

I'm a fan of BF on FB! :)
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Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:15 AM said...

I follow on Blogger as Heather!.
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Heather! on April 2, 2010 at 1:18 AM said...

Hmmm...must have had an error, 'cause I just looked and my first entry isn't showing here. (??) I think my stepdaughter would LOVE the Doodle Journal! (Think I'd love it too...looks so cool!)

Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

My daughter already has the Paper Fashions, so I'm guessing the next one she'd love is the Fashion Origami :)

Christine
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Deedles on April 4, 2010 at 8:56 AM said...

The Spiral Draw Book.
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paula michele on April 4, 2010 at 8:49 PM said...

My daughter would love Fuzzy Little Monkeys.

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paula michele on April 4, 2010 at 8:50 PM said...

I'm a follower.

erma on April 5, 2010 at 4:00 AM said...

My son would love the LEGO® Crazy Action Contraptions.
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Melissa B. on April 5, 2010 at 4:43 AM said...

Dress Up Your Own Paper Pups would definitely catch my daughters eye.

kimbo1970 on April 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM said...

My kids would love the paper airplanes book.

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Anonymous said...

The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes!

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Jinxy and Me on April 5, 2010 at 7:46 PM said...

I like the Paper Fashions!

Jinxy and Me on April 5, 2010 at 7:46 PM said...

I follow!

Amanda S. on April 5, 2010 at 8:18 PM said...

Draw Thumb People looks like fun!

Jodi on April 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM said...

My kids would also like the LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions.

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Anonymous said...

Which other Klutz books would catch my child's fancy:

Doodle Journal

Doodle Faces

My Style Studio: Design & Trace Your Own Fashions

Fractiles - 7, Travel-size edition

The Spiral Draw Book

Quilting

Paper Fashions

Paper Fashions Fancy

Create Anything With Clay

The Only Coloring, Puzzle, Game, Dot-to Dot Activity Book You'll Ever Need

Stencil Art

Lettering, in Crazy Cool Quirky Style

Fingerprint Fabulous

The Most Amazing Thumb Doodles Book

Draw Thumb Things

Paper Fashions Fantasy

Super Simple Sewing




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missrantsypants on April 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM said...

Cat's Cradle is always fun!



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Donna on April 6, 2010 at 11:55 PM said...

My daughter would like the Super Simple Sewing.
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Donna on April 6, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

I am a Klutz insider.
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Donna on April 6, 2010 at 11:56 PM said...

I am a follower.
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Donna on April 6, 2010 at 11:57 PM said...

I follow on facebook.
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lilyk on April 7, 2010 at 2:58 AM said...

Window Art looks very interesting!

lilyk on April 7, 2010 at 2:59 AM said...

I signed up to be a Klutz Insider with the email address lilyk@mail2world.com.

lilyk on April 7, 2010 at 3:00 AM said...

I became your Facebook fan under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

Bonggamom on April 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #2, AnnCrabs!

doc Martens Boots on April 17, 2010 at 2:19 AM said...

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Skechers UK on April 19, 2010 at 1:28 AM said...

outstanding blog thanks for it
here I want to say with out shoes
fashion is incomplete

Fly London shoes on April 19, 2010 at 2:28 AM said...

if you are fashion lover and shoes crazy then you should check the Fly London shoes collection

softball bat on May 6, 2010 at 12:50 PM said...

Aw so cute!! I love origami and those little shapes looks really pretty!!! I want to learn how make origami shapes!

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