New Colorful Origami Papers -- a Crafty Weekends Review and Link Party

Disclosure: Tuttle Publishing sent me these packets of origami paper in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

When I shared our Advent table a couple of weeks ago, I got the origami bug. I pulled out the two colorful (and a bit wild) packets of origami paper I had sitting on my review shelf. The first is Kaleidoscope Colors Origami Paper

This packet has 500 sheets of 6-inch double-sided papers. The front sides have bright kaleidoscope designs and the back side is a solid. 

I pulled out a small Christmas origami book to try to get into the holiday, but I got very frustrated with it. I made a church (but the photo did not come out well) and this tree.

You can get instructions to make the tree on YouTube. It is pretty easy. After getting frustrated with trying to make one of the stars in the book, I moved on to look on-line for instructions. I made an easy five-pointed star.
Sorry the picture is a bit blurry. I love how the kaleidoscope patterns look though. I also made an eight-point star to use a variety of the designs.

The instructions can be found here. I love the wild designs and bright colors this paper provides. It is easy to use and has lots of fun designs. 

I also have this beautiful Nature Patterns Origami Papers. This packet has 200 sheets of six-inch double sided papers. The front side has designs from nature including berries, petals, honeycomb, leaves, and more. The back side is a solid color.

I made an eight-pointed star with this paper as well.

I love the details in the designs. The colors are vivid and a lot of fun. The quality is excellent as well. 

Speaking of stars, I also have this fun Origami Stars Folding Papers 500 Paper Strips. Now this is literally 500 strips of paper in different colors and instructions on how to make the tiny stars out of the strips. 
Now my plan is to have a large glass bowl at Hazel's birthday party and have the kids write a wish for Hazel on the strip and then fold them into the stars and put them in the bowl. We are thinking of having the kids write a wish for the new year as well. Don't you think that will be fun?

I hope you will check out these great origami papers!

It is hard to believe 2017 is almost over. This is our last Crafty Weekends in 2017 since the next two Sundays are holidays!! It will be open until December 31st so be sure to come back and share between the holidays! Thank you to everyone who shared with us at our last party!! It was a fun party with many great ideas.   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!! 


1) From Momma D Jane: DIY Harry Potter Hedwig Christmas Ornament

2) From Penney Lane: Kids Thumbprint Ornament Craft

3) From Living La Vida Holoka: DIY Diorama Christmas Ornament

4) From Happy Mothering: Mason Jar Ring Snowman Ornament

5) From Simply {Darr}ling: Glass Dome Cupcake Holders

6) From The Scrap Shoppe: DIY Paper Poinsettia

7) From Duct Tape & Denim: Stenciled Nativity Ornaments Tutorial

8) From Raji's Craft Hobby: DIY Clay Christmas Ornaments

9) From Flamingo Toes: Stitching Friends Embroidered Pillow Pattern

10) From Bombshell Bling: Snow Globe Christmas Pillow

11) From Lilia Craft Party: Charly Cowl Set Knitting Pattern

12) From Life Sew Savory: Christmas Stocking Free Sewing Pattern     

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!!