Given what’s happening in the country right now, this doesn’t seem like the right time for my previously-planned post on the importance of drawing people into conservation. There will be time for that after we get through this week and its various issues. Instead, I thought I’d present an activity that might help distract you from some of those issues, including the 762,000 pounds of Hot Pockets recalled because of potential glass and plastic contamination. We’ll get through this together.
I have spent multiple hours honing my paper crafting skills, and have gradually developed a style I call ‘dad origami’. I want to be clear that my origami style is based only very loosely on the ancient art of Origami, which I believe was developed by Fernando Origami sometime in the 1840’s. If anyone from the Origami family is reading this, I have nothing but respect for your family’s art. This is not that.
Anyway. If you’re looking for something to keep your mind off of scandals, including what was on Amanda’s desk on Law and Order: SVU, here are some simple – and hopefully, entertaining – directions describing how to make your own prairie creation out of paper. Enjoy.
And that, folks, is how you make a large milkweed bug out of paper. You’re welcome, and enjoy your week.
Here’s the same set of instructions in video format, in case you like that easier:
You never cease to delight!
:) Thank you!
This is so great! Thanks!
Thank you for making me smile. I wish you had narrated the video though!!!
So needed this, Chris! Must confess, that when I got to the cutting & folding of the cut strip (it wasn’t in recycle yet, I had used it to take a couple of notes for something), anyway, at that point, I started laughing & had to skip to the end to see what this was going to be! Agree with Nancy, narration would have been even more fun! Thank you!!
You’re right: Diversion is distracting and comforting. Thanks for an easy and enjoyable prroject — you obviously know how much we all love and appreciate insects and other invertebrates.
Not surprised this turned out to be a “bugami” :)
Thanks! You help keep me sane (or what I hope will pass for sane). Fortunately I have both origami tape and origami crayons in the house. Struggling along with not having origami scissors.
You are one of the good guys, Chris :-)
Well done . . . And passing on the skills . . .
Proof that prairie management takes particular skills. You’ve also pointed out innovation and adjusting guidelines a bit. Origami and scissors!
Actually, I’d say your mashup’s an example of Origi-gami. Well done!
HAHAHAHA! This is wonderful!
Thank you for the grins and distraction. Good job!