Origami Safari for Beginners is a beautifully-produced book of paper folding for those of us who have yet to master the art of origami. More seasoned folders with also enjoy these fun projects.
21 Animals in Four Categories
Colorfully-illustrated by Anne Passchier, Origami Safari for Beginners starts with an easy-to-understand introduction including simple folding instructions. And then the fun begins. There are twenty-one animals to create: Safari Animals – Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Rhino and Zebra; Rain Forest Animals – Monkey, Crocodile, Gorilla, Tiger and Parrot; Desert Animals – Camel, Snake, Fennec Fox, Desert Tortoise, Beetle and Vulture; and Polar Animals – Arctic Hare, Penguin, Polar Bear, Narwhal and Reindeer. There are three levels of difficulty and the level of each is clearly indicated.
I choose to try an ”Easy” project – the Fennec Fox – and was actually pleased with what I created. I am not an experienced folder and find most folding instructions confusing. I guess it’s just the way my brain is wired. These instructions are relatively easy and understandable.
Origami Safari for Beginners comes with a packet of 24 sheets of origami paper. I found that impressive. Great for those of us without a stash of folding papers on standby!
Originally published in London by Arcturus Publishing Limited, Origami Safari for Beginners is an unabridged republication from Dover Publications, and retails for $9.95US. It is available online and in bookstores.