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About Joel Stern
I've enjoyed origami since my childhood in Omaha, Nebraska. When I first started doing origami, there were fewer than five origami books that were easily available in English. All diagrams were done by hand, there was no email, no Internet. I was lucky to have lived in New York City in the 1970s, and was a frequent visitor at the Origami Center of America, which was also the home of Lillian Oppenheimer, the woman who did more than anyone to promote the art of origami throughout the world.
Nowadays, there are hundreds of books in English, all easily available, and thanks to the Internet, origamists from all over the world can stay in touch with one another. I have origami friends in Japan, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands, to name just a few places.
Over the years I've conducted many origami workshops in camps, schools, museums, community centers, and libraries. These days, I coordinate a monthly origami club that meets at the Roxbury Park Recreation Center in Beverly Hills, the fourth Sunday of every month, from 1-4 PM. For more information, you can go to the website of Origami-USA (www.origami-usa.org), and then to Resources > Find an Origami Group > Local and International Origami Groups > POP (Pacific Ocean Paperfolders.
Also, please visit me on my website www.joeldstern.com!
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Children and beginners can make fun and simple origami projects with this great origami kit.
My First Origami Kit is the perfect, affordable introductory kit for kids and parents to learn and master the joys of origami together. If you've never done origami before, My First Origami Kit is a great origami kit for beginners. It is filled with origami of all kinds--birds, beasts, vehicles, even a teddy bear that talks when you open and close its arms.
The folding fun begins with the specially designed origami papers. Both sides are decorated based on the subject--feathers for the duck, metal plates for the airplane, scales for the cobra, and other surprises. You'll end up with a great looking paper model no matter which side you start with. You can add fun stickers to your finished models--to make eyes, ears, paws, and other features.
This easy origami kit contains:
- Full-colored instructional booklet
- Easy-to-follow instructions
- 22 origami-for-kids projects
- 150 detailed stickers
- 60 two-sided folding sheets
- Origami paper is pre-colored
Origami projects include:
- Penny Penguin
- Sea Surfer
- Caramel Bear
- Magic Box
- Hugo Pig
- And many more…
Kids will love folding their own cars, trucks, trains and planes with this easy origami kit! Origami City Kit contains 40 printable origami papers for exciting models like trains, cars, firetrucks, helicopters, motorcycles and delivery vans, plus trees and houses, plus bonus instructions for an origami tower and a bridge! Kids will have many hours of fun playing in the city, and it's a great way for them to experience the tactile joys of paper folding while fueling their imaginations!
Beginning origami folders can create their own world with the exciting origami models and stickers in this origami-for-kids kit, including:
- A Train Locomotive with a Conductor
- A Firetruck with Dalmatian and Firefighter
- A Sailboat with a Captain
- A Helicopter with a Pilot
- And many more!
Clearly detailed illustrations and captions explain all the steps for an entire year's worth of holiday projects--from Chanukah dreidels and a menorah with candles to Passover pyramids and an image of the Red Sea parting. Additional projects for weekly observances include sabbath candles and kiddush cup.
Great for synagogues, schools and homes, this easy-to-follow guide offers beginning paperfolders a unique, fun-filled way to celebrate Jewish culture
Origami Games is a unique twist on the traditional origami paper craft book. It contains clear and easy illustrated instructions for creating whimsical origami game pieces. At its heart, it offers suggestions on how to use origami to play both fun, competitive, and cooperative games, building individual skills and teamwork. A perfect origami-for-kids book it also encourages folders to come up with and document their own customized games using a template provided in the back of the book, making it a great way to learn origami. There's even a section for parents and teachers that discusses the educational and developmental benefits of origami, along with suggested classroom activities.
Expert paper folder Joel Stern has carefully prepared these playful models and stimulating games to appeal to children's natural desire to build things and play with them. By using models made from regular letter size (8 1/2 x 11-inch) paper, Origami Games gets paper folders started quickly and easily. The large color photos and easy origami instructions make learning the folds a breeze.
This origami book contains:
- 89 page, full-color book
- 22 original origami games
- 21 foldable origami game pieces
- Clear, step-by-step instruction
- Tips and guide to using origami in the classroom
Origami games include:
- Balancing Act
- Basket Bombs
- Flying Saucer
- Froggie Olympics
- Relay Rings
- Slay The Dragon
- Bowl 'Em Over
- And many more…
Bestselling origami artist Joel Stern has created this engaging new book to spark children's imaginations and keep them playing happily for hours. The easy-to-follow instructions and colorful, printable folding papers in My First Origami Fairy Tales Ebook make it easy to create your favorite characters and use them to tell stories.
Kids will have fun folding up the characters and moving them around in front of the downloadable story backdrops to reenact classic stories--or even to set off on brand new adventures!
This ebook includes:
- Printable folding sheets for 11 different characters that are easy for young kids to fold
- 6 downloadable story backdrops
- Full-color instructions explaining the characters and showing you how to fold the models
- The chivalrous Knight who comes complete with a gleaming sword and a shield--and a good thing, too, because a nasty Dragon awaits!
- A fearless Princess who can sport any of four different dresses--perfect for daily use around the castle, yet rugged enough to contend with a marauding Witch!
- The crafty Gnome conjures up a brimming, glittering bag of gold, but a brutish Ogre is in hot pursuit to seize it!
- A cunning Wolf spies on an unsuspecting Pig--but let's hope Piggy has built his house with bricks to keep the Wolf out!
This origami for kids book is sure to inspire hours of play time--whether at home, in the car or on the go--while also allowing kids to improve dexterity and learn about geometry (without them ever realizing it!) thanks to the practice of folding origami.
Origami Zoo is designed to stimulate your child's imagination and creativity through the age-old art of paper folding. It contains instructions and patterned folding papers for thirteen adorable animals along with life-like trees and people (zoo visitors) who together form a complete zoo. Each character comes with simple folding instructions and the colorful papers can be folded up in just a few minutes.
This origami ebook contains:
- Full-color 48 page booklet
- Clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions
- Free downloadable content
- 15 fun origami projects
- Sear Lion
- And many more!