Origami Kits -- a Crafty Weekends Review & Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing sent me these kits in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Wow, where did this week go? It has been very crazy here. What about with you? Tonight we are sharing three fun origami kits. With dragons, animals, and a city, there is a little something for everyone. We will start with Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit by Sam Ita and Paul Frasco.

This kit comes with two types of paper--rectangular and square. Each sheet is decorated to make a specific dragon from the instruction book. These sheets actually make the projects even easier. The designs provide fold lines.

The instructions in this kit are easy to follow. They are very clear. The introduction instructions are very simple. There are twelve different dragon paper airplane projects in the book. 

I tried making the Quetzalcoatl which is made with a rectangular paper. 
This is the easiest project in the book to make. I also made the Fireball which is made with a square sheet.

They both also fly great!! 

Our next kit is Origami Animals by Michael G. LaFosse. This kit comes with 98 sheets of square paper and an instruction book for 21 projects. 

The instructions are easy to follow. Many of the animals are similar to traditional origami animals. 
I decided to try the Barking Dog Head. I used one of the fur designed sheets. I also made the Skunk. I used a black paper with a white back side. 

This kit has everything you need to make some cute animals that can be used on cards or crafts or just as animals to play. 

Our final kit for tonight is Origami City by Joel Stern. This kit has stickers and a fold-out city map as well as sheets of paper to make houses, cars, trucks, trains, planes and helicopters as well as trees and some bonus projects.
I made a tree, train and house for my city. Unfortunately I feel the scales are off a bit for the different projects and the city map.

The map is double sided. The front is colorful and the back can be colored.
The kit also has two pages of stickers to decorate your projects. There are birds for the trees, people for the vehicles and more!

I could see this kit giving kids many hours of play with the projects and map. I hope you will check it and the other ones out!! We are having fun with all of them.

Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! There was a mix of things from Halloween and fall to Christmas and every day.   Below are some features from the party, but this is just a small sample of great ideas shared! Also remember for your child-oriented crafts, activities, lessons, etc. Sharing Saturday is going on!! For any cultural related posts (diversity and/or multicultural as well) be sure to share at the month long Creative Kids Creative Blog Hop.


1) From 3 Boys and a Dog: Over 100 Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

2) From Clean & Scentsible: Halloween Hot Chocolate Bar

3) From Lit Mama: Story Time: Trick or Treat Smell My Feet

4) From Duct Tape & Denim: Gratitude Journal from an Old Book Cover

5) From You Brew My Tea: 20 Easy Turkey Crafts for Kids

6) From The Scrap Shoppe Blog: Pumpkin Tattoo Labels

7) From Growing Up Gabel: Sugar Cone Thanksgiving Cornucopia 

8) From Busy Being Jennifer: Rolled Fabric Rose Farmhouse Wreath

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. I would love the help spreading the word about Crafty Weekends!!

Please share family friendly crafts here. Just crafts and/or patterns--no recipes, lessons, etc. You can share craft product reviews as well. By linking up here you are giving me permission to share your links and to pin your links. Please follow my Crafty Weekends Feature Pinterest Board to see all the features from these fun link parties!