Bible Origami, by Todd Huisken
2016, 96p, Christian Non-Fiction
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
Keep your children’s hands busy during church services with Bible Origami. Instead of folding the service programs into paper airplanes, they can fold Noah’s ark, an oil lamp, or Joseph’s coat! As you develop the unique skill of creating these simple-to-intermediate origami designs, you will find opportunities to use them with all ages for lessons, activities, crafting, and everyday fun!
This is the author's third origami book and I enjoyed this one as much as his other two! There are three skill levels, 1 being the easiest and 3 being the most challenging. Admittedly, I am not very good at origami and attempted some level 2 designs, but I do the best with the level 1 designs. There's an index at the back which lists the designs by skill level which is helpful. There are descriptions and pictures of the different folds in the front which is handy when you get stuck. This is a fun way to entertain children and enhance scripture stories, whether you teach a class or want a quiet activity at home. There's something cool to make for every skill level and each page contains an interesting fact about that particular design. It's a fabulous resource for all ages!
Todd Huisken is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the counseling manager at LDS Family Services in Fountain Valley, California. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of San Diego and has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Todd has served as the assistant director of Disaster Mental Health Services for the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has worked with victims from the San Diego fires, Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, and spent two weeks in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. He was an early morning seminary teacher for six years. He is the author of The Dating Directory and the founder of Process and Content, a graduate program newsletter at the University of San Diego. Todd has been married to his beautiful wife for twenty-one years and they have three daughters and a son.