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    Monday
    Nov092015

    Origami Day, plus GRAND Social No. 180 link party for grandparents

    Origami Day

    This Wednesday—like every November 11—is Origami Day, an annual celebration of the art of paper folding.

    Origami Day is an ideal time to gather some paper, gather some kids, and assemble some turkeys to decorate the Thanksgiving dinner table. Or just to try your hand at the ancient Japanese art of folding squares of paper into decorative shapes and figures.

    Traditional Japanese origami, which was practiced as far back as 1603, uses only paper, but I say there's nothing wrong with using scissors and glue when starting out—especially if you're teaching kiddos how to make a turkey.

    Like this:

     

    Gobble, gobble!

    Happy Origami Day to you and yours!

    GRAND Social No. 180

    Happy GRAND Social Day, too. I appreciate you showing up for the 180th edition of the Grandma's Briefs link party just for grandparents!

    Cheers!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
    <a rel="nofollow" href="http://grandmasbriefs.com" target="blank"><img src="http://grandmasbriefs.squarespace.com/storage/GRANDsocialbutton.jpg" alt="Grandma’sBriefs.com" width="125" height="125" /></a>
    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

     

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Hi Lisa! My daughter loved doing origami when she was a pre-teen and teenager. It's a fun craft!

    November 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPat @Mille Fiori Favoriti

    Thank you for hosting and have a lovely Monday!

    November 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAll that's Jas

    Happy Monday! Wednesday is not only Origami Day it is Veterans Day and this would be a fun activity for all the students who will have the day off. Thanks and thanks for hosting.

    November 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Thanks for the paper turkey, for Happy Day to all veterans, and for another Grand Social!

    November 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
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