Trying to find a creative outlet? Let me provide a papercrafting time for your next workshop, party, or event! Customize the papercrafting party favor to match your theme or event. Or provide me with a specific time frame during which you want an activity and we’ll pick a suitable project. Events can include (but definitely not limited to!):
- Corporate Mini Break-out Workshops
- Birthdays (Toddlers and up)
- Holiday Party
- Bridal Shower
- Bachlorette Party
- Baby Shower
- Ladies’ Night Out
- Just for fun
For my host of wonderful librarians who are looking for a unique “class” for your patrons, here is a list of class options and ideas. If you want something that’s not on this list, let me know and we’ll create the perfect class for you!
- I love working with the younger crowd and introducing them to papercrafting. My papercrafting for this age range (typically ages 2-6) takes a story time format that consists of 4 or 5 stories, 2-3 movement songs, and 1 sometimes 2 simple origami projects. I promise all my origami projects for this age are 4-folds or less. All of the origami story times last 30-45 minutes–it really depends on how the kids are doing. I encourage a maximum group size of 40 kids or less.
- Origami story time topics: sailboat, ocean stingray, giraffe, fish, chicken, cat/Halloween cat, butterfly, ghost, snake, ladybug, bear, tulip/flower, dog, bird, kites, elephant, rocket, pig, squirrel, noise makers, camping. Just added: Star Wars Yoda, mouse, monster!
- Elementary ages
- This is a fun age as the children are starting to be able to follow more complex directions and love creating new things. At this age (ages 7-11 roughly), I typically begin offering easy to moderate-difficulty origami projects for the kids to complete. I try to pair two origami projects per class, one easy to begin with so the kids get a grasp on following instructions and can have a sense of success immediately before trying something more challenging. Classes for this age group last 1 to 1.5 hours. The time difference really comes down to how well the group is paying attention and how large the group is. I strongly encourage a maximum group size of 30 or fewer kids, 15-20 is ideal.
- Origami Projects: jumping frogs and ponds, flying stars and saucers, star sun catchers, dove, crane, balloons, spinners, flying birds, watercolor cranes, or just about anything you can think of!
- At this point, kids who are about 11 or 12 are able to master most of the papercrafting options I offer. I also at this age, offer two different types of papercrafting, origami (folding paper) and quilling (rolling strips of paper). Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The origami projects, range from easy to difficult and I try to pair two projects together. Quilling projects on the other hand are all at the easy level but require greater fine motor skills than the origami. In a quilling class, most attendees will complete one, maybe two projects because they are more time-intensive and also more flexible to allow each individual to create something completely unique from the person sitting next to them.
- Origami and quilling classes typically last 1.5 hours each and can be easily adapted to work within a drop-in class format as well. I encourage a maximum class size of 30-35.
- Quilling Projects: magnets, snowflakes, greeting cards, mandalas. (While this probably seems like a short list, anything imaginable can be created using quilling–owls, Space Needles, fish, boats, flowers, hearts, etc.)
- Origami Projects: flowers, cranes, spinners, boxes/containers, snowflake-stars, somersaulting horse, connected cranes, folding snowflakes ornaments, watercolor cranes
Contact me to work out the details for your party or event: firstname.lastname@example.org