We rarely do craft activities where there is a set outcome, as all three boys prefer to create their own unique master pieces. However, they were keen to try some origami. Being clueless about origami, we turned to the internet.
- Green post-it notes or origami paper
- Post-it® note Yoda origami instructions & design by Jenny W. Chan, Copyright (C) Origami Tree
They watched the tutorial by Jenny W. Chan from ‘Origami Tree’ about how to make a Yoda bookmark.
In the tutorial it suggests using green post-it notes. This would have worked better as then you could fold the post-it note with either side facing up. As we only had origami paper we tried the paper with one side facing up, then realised it made Yoda’s clothes green and his face white. We then had to flip the paper over for the next attempt, in order to get the green head and white clothes.
They then moved on to cutting the paper in to smaller squares in order to create a ‘Baby Yoda’ (or two) each. I loved seeing them all work alongside each other, pausing the tutorial to allow for the slowest folder.
Despite following the same tutorial, they managed to make their own Yoda’s look slightly different. These were some of their finished creations.
DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)
Communication and language
ELG 01 – Listening and attention:
Children give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
ELG 02 – Understanding:
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.
Personal, social and emotional development
ELG 06 – Self-confidence and self-awareness:
Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.
ELG 08 – Making relationships:
Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
Expressive arts and design
ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:
Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.