The Foldin’ Days
What It Is: A fun and beautiful origami kit that includes 70 pieces of paper and instructions for creating 10 different shapes, including several variations of the infamous paper crane. Created by origami specialists Nick Robinson, this cute craft kit is straightforward enough for young ‘uns to learn the Japanese art of folding paper, and engaging enough for adults looking for a crafty time out from their days to feel occupied. I got a kit myself to try out and not only was it gift-ready in a lovely elasticized package, it truly is simple to learn. Those four shapes you see on the right? All this blogger’s handiwork!
Who It’s For: Your artsy niece or nephew, to give them a new craft to master. Your stressed out colleague, to give them something to zen out with mid-day. Your parents, who just came back from a trip to Japan and love all things Japanese.
What It Costs: List price is $17.99.
Ultra cool contest alert! I’m giving away one of these fun origami sets to a lucky reader, so you can try your hand at making some beautiful paper art. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:
1) First off: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then, tell me in the comments below by September 2, 2015 – what do you know about origami already? Why would you like this gift set?
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 3, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow @QuartoKnows on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about why you want to try your hand at origami with this awesome kit! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.