Friday, October 23, 2009

Working away is not always work!

In preparation for a silent auction benefit thingy I am helping out with a bit, I was putting together some lots to bid on. One being a scrapbooking lot. It includes lots of little embellishments, and it would be overwhelming to lay them all out, so I typed up a list of the items and then made these cute little origami boxes out of scrapbook paper to contain and pretty them up! :) This is a major accomplishment for me, because my 3rd grade students were consistently better at origami then me--it's just not my thing. Ahem, wasn't my thing, until tonight. Check 'em out! I used the tutorial for origami gift bags over at one of my new haunts, infarrantly creative. And I decided handles would make everything even more cluttered--um, did I mention I couldn't lay my hands on my hole-punch? But seriously, I think simple is better! ;)

The kids were pretty much having none of it, so I bribed Nehemiah with a toy we had put back until he was old enough for it...his IKEA train set. He adored it! The timing was great, having just been to the train museum last week.

And Adelynne? Well bless her poor, over-tired, no-napping soul, she tried!


Angie Livesay said...

What a cute idea- these are adorable! Love them! I'm sure they'll get bid on very quickly! Good job :)

Zoe said...

Oh, she does look like she was fighting the good fight, here! And that Nehemiah photo with the black and white and color--- very cool effects!