I’ve been looking for arts and crafts activities that my five-year-old son can do as part of our homeschool activities. So, when the chance to review this origami kit was presented to me, I readily grabbed the opportunity.
Tuttle Publishing has many different origami kits for all ages but I chose this one because it’s the most basic one. I figured it will be easy for my son to do. In the end though, even my 13 and 14-year-old daughters joined in on the fun. Let me tell you what you can find inside the kit.
My First Origami Kit has everything you will need to make the 20 different projects featured. That includes the instructional booklet, stickers, and sheets of origami paper.
I love that there are different kinds of origami projects in this kit. A lot of them are animals though. The origami papers are already colored and have back-to-back designs based on the different projects. So it’s just a matter of choosing the correct design that will match the project. Then, you just have to follow the instructions in the kit. The instructions are pretty easy for a big kid to understand, especially since there are illustrations on how to fold the paper aside from just the text. There are only a few steps involved in each project. However, for younger kids like my son, it will be necessary for an adult or an older kid to guide them.
Here are the different projects we were able to try from the kit. I sat down with all three of my kids and we all went through the instructions together. Zoe and Ziya were able to do them easily but I had to assist Ziggy with his. He’s only 5 years old so that’s understandable.
It was definitely a fun bonding experience for the four of us. The only thing I didn’t like is that for some of the projects, the quantity of origami paper doesn’t match with the quantity of stickers that are supposed to go with them. I don’t know why that is but we just opted to use the other stickers even though they’re supposed to be for another project.
I’d definitely recommend this kit for those who want to try origami for the first time. For those who are more advanced though, they’d probably prefer the other versions of the kit.