Friday, May 11, 2012


 Wendy has been working on a special project and hasn’t wanted to share what it is until now. Our mom won some wonderful origami papers and a book on making origami figures in a giveaway from Orchid’s Daily Voice . Wendy wanted to see if she could teach herself origami so she has been working at it a few hours each day for the past two weeks.
You have no idea how hard it is for a polar bear to do something like this. Polar bears have rather large paws and making the folds takes a lot of patience and practice. It took lots and lots of practice, every day, and tons of patience. There were times when Wendy wanted to give up and admit defeat, but that’s not our Wendy. Nope, not our Wendy, she stuck with it.
First she used plain paper so she wouldn’t waste Mom’s special paper.
Once she had mastered a few of the figures she tried making a figure using the pretty paper.
And then she made more figures..
  Here she is making a turtle.

Here she is finishing up a cute little kitty.

Then she started teaching some of the rest of us to make origami cranes and frogs and turtles and after many failures a few pieces actually turned out looking like the pictures in the book.

Here's Bartholomew with his puppy that he is rather proud of.

Robbie and his pink bunny. It doesn't stand up by itself but it almost looks like the picture in the book.

Look at the cute beetle or whatever it is. Mom said she thought it was a beetle or a June bug.  Wendy likes the way the blue kitty turned out so she's going to give it to Mom for Mother's Day.

Even Mom got in on the fun and tried making a crane and then she made a turtle. Wendy said it was easier for Mom since she doesn’t have large paws. You should see the shelf above our TV. There are dozens of origami animals and birds.
Now we have another fun thing to do when we can’t go outside and play. It’s always a good thing to have plenty of options for having fun don’t you agree?
Since it is Friday some of our bear friends are posting so we’re going to spend an hour or so visiting with them. There are still 63 more sleeps until we’re going to be seeing everyone at camp. You all know we’re ticking off the sleeps on our calendar and wishing it wasn’t such a long time but Mom says that the time will fly by once the weather get nice enough for us to play outside.
See you soon.
Bellamine & Wendy


The Bear's Blog said...

Wow, you sure are a talented bunch of bears.

Hugs, Happy Weekend ♥

Kays Kids said...

It must be very hard doing all that folding. I hope you made planes and made them fly all around the room.
My be seeing you made bugs, you could make fly's and they could fly around the room as well.
I love flying things.
You could teach us at camp....
Hugs Wilbur.

orchid said...

Dearest Wendy,
Wow,Wow♪♪♪ Wendy, you made me really happy tonight reading this post. Thank very much for trying SO hard to master Origami♡♡♡ I DO admire, appreciate your effort and patience and was so impressed that you're such a warmhearted girl that tried with the plain paper first so that you won't waste others with design. What a sweetheart you are♬♬♬ I can see how you are tuckling with the book and LOOK what you have made; turtle. kitty.
And you could even teach other your friends how to. I loved to see Bartholomew with his puppy, so cute!!! Happy to read about kitty being mother's day present. How amazing to see you have mastered so many animals. What is more, you said that there are dozens of origami animals and birds above the self of your TV, I cannot thank you more(*^_^*)
It really was my pleasure to read you say that it is fun having another thing to do inside while weather is bad.

Lots of Love and Many Hugs to you and your mom, xoxo.
And tell your mom that your bs in Japan is SO happy. Night Night from east, Miyako*

yoborobo said...

You know, I am amazed at what they can do with paws! What a talented group of bears. :)) Happy weekend to all there! xo

Leny said...

Your bears are so cute!!

Happy weekend!!!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

You are so creative Wendy! It looks very hard to do. Our mama said she knows all about large paws. She has large hands and is ever so grouchy when they get in the way of doing something that needs small hands.

Can't wait till camp. We know Sweet Pea gets to go but if we don't behave we have to stay home. Blossom and I are really trying to be good little bears. :o)


Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

It sounds as though all of you are having a grand time with your new project...good thing your Mom has trained you in the finer arts...cutting, pasting, etc.

Tell your Mom thanks for stopping by my blog. Actually, I kept thinking about her and all of the faces she has waiting, while I have finished only one!

Katy Cameron said...

Well done Wendy, round of bearpause here. LT had an origami desk calendar with a project a day - she didn't even make it past January, how lame!


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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They sure are smart...but aren't ALL bears smart! I'll ask my dollie, Wendy! Oh well...she thinks dollies can do arts and crafts, too! haha! Enjoy your weekend!

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Hi..very imaginative story...those little bears really look like they are trying so hard!! haha..I tried Origami when I was a kid...very hard...i could not get it...
I also want to say thanks for stopping by my blog... Colleen

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