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