Monday, October 27, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: More Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken

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More Mormon Origami, by Todd Huisken
2014, 144p, LDS Crafts
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Last October, I reviewed the first Mormon Origami book. You can learn more about it and read my review here. I could pretty much cut and paste that review since most of it still applies. I'm still terrible at folding paper, only now I realize that I will either always be stuck on level 1 designs or I will need to be taught step-by-step in person by someone who is good at this. My hope was to be up to level 3 designs by now with the first book, but I'm still struggling with level 1 designs.

The author starts by showing the different kinds of folds. Then there are design sections, Book of Mormon, Armor of God, Church History and Latter-Day Temples. Within each section there are different designs marked with skill levels, 1-3, with one being the easiest. There are step-by-step instructions for each design which helps a lot. Almost every page has trivia so you learn a little something while you're (working at) being creative.

There really are some great designs in here. I want to get some fun paper so the sister missionary dresses will look as cute as the ones on the cover. This book is great to help entertain young children and if they catch on quickly, this book (along with his first one) will keep them busy for hours! I would recommend getting this book in print so the directions will be easier to follow and you can flip to the front to refer to the folds more easily. And I stand by my statement that learning how to make some of these might make you the coolest Primary teacher ever!

About the author:

Todd Huisken is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Counseling Manager at LDS Family Services in Fountain Valley, CA. 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. The most important thing about Todd is that he has been married to his beautiful wife for 21 years and they have three daughters and a son and they try to make Disneyland their second home.


Katie W said...

Great review! I never thought about getting pretty paper for the dresses! I was just thinking colored paper to make things better, but that's a great idea! I need to have Jon learn this--he's good with origami and he's now a primary teacher. :)

Unknown said...

I have never been good at origami, but there are some cute ideas!

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