They had a beautiful display of folded paper Christmas things. I want to learn to make all of them!
In our two hour workshop, we learned to make three things – a Christmas tree with snow, a Santa, and a box. We each received a packet of supplies.
The first was the tree, made up of three parts of green tree and a brown base, and put together with glue stick. It was not so difficult.
Next was Santa San, which had more folds, so was a bit more difficult, but I was still able to do it. The teacher and the Japanese participants at our table must have thought I couldn’t follow along or couldn’t understand what to do because they kept trying to take my paper and do the folding (sometimes not folding it as straight as I would have). I wanted to do it myself, but didn’t want to be rude.
The third project was a little box. I had done something like this out of old cards years ago, but had forgotten how to do it. These are very cute and I want to make more of them.
One woman at our table was from Malaysia, but most of the other participants were Japanese. There was a group of children who were quicker at this than the adults.
It was a fun workshop! Maybe we’ll make some more of these at home. Or maybe I will make more and Ted will look at them. (Really, he did very well with it!)