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Book Review: “World’s Best Origami”

I recently had the chance to look at Nick Robinson's new book, "World's Best Origami".  This book was just released last month and is chock full of origami projects, the art of Japanese paper folding.  The projects in the book are divided into different categories, such as flowers, fun, practical, etc.  Inside you will find detailed instructions for everything from beginner to advanced projects. My 6 year old son and I have been having fun making a lot of the projects like paper planes, containers, boats, birds, flowers, and more.

Not only is this book suited for adults and children alike, but more specifically a scrapbooker would also find it a valuable resource.  For example, the flower paper folds can be used for altered projects or accents on a scrapbooking layout.  Shown at right is the "Water Lily."  

One of my favourite projects is the "Booklet."  The instructions show how you can easily turn a rectangular sheet of paper into a double-sided 4 page booklet (photo at left) with a  few folds, one snip and no staples or glue.  Perfect as a base for a mini book or art journal. This is one technique I will be using over and over again!

World's Best Origami would make a unique gift for any paper crafter or scrapbooker!

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