My boys are usually the first to the mailbox, often asking me if they can open up my book packages. They have never let out such a scream of delight as they did when STAR WARS ORIGAMI by Chris Alexander arrived. It sounded something like, "No Way! Awesome! Star Wars! Origami Star Wars!!"
My two young Jedis are already pros at folding an Origami Yoda and Origami Vader, thanks to Tom Angleberger's books, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back. In fact there is a foreward by Tom Angelberger in which refers to himself as a Padawan, and Chris Alexander as the Jedi Master of Star Wars Origami.
As the Master will probably tell you, in order to make one of the 36 - yes, 36 - Star Wars origami figures in the book, you need to go over some of the basics. My young Jedis thought they could skip over this training chapter and jump right into folding the Millenium Falcon. Ten minutes later two very frustrated boys came up to me begging for my help. It takes more than the force to make a good paper light saber!
A fun book for the whole family, there are different levels of difficulty in the book. In the Index, there is a list of project separated by level of difficulty - starting with Han Solo, moving to Chewbacca, and eventually working toward a Naboo Starfighter.
I learned at BEA...I am no folding Jedi, even though Boba Fett is listed under the Youngling (easy) Category. In fact, I needed special instruction from Master Chris!
|Chris Alexander demonstrating how to fold Boba Fett|
One thing that makes STAR WARS ORIGAMI so special - aside from the obvious Star Wars connection - is the paper. In the back of the book, there are specially designed paper to use along with each folding project. There are two sheets of paper to go with each project. See the Boba Fetts up there? If they were folded with just white paper they would still be neat, no doubt, but how cool are they with their special paper?? Awesome, right?
Needless to say, we love this book.
Many thanks to Workman for sending us this book!!
About the Book:
About the Author: (from Publisher)
Chris Alexander began doing origami at the age of four. Since then he’s created dozens of original designs, many of them Star Wars themed. He has a large Star Wars fan base and tours the country folding at conventions and museums. He lives in Lancaster, California.