The pack we received contains 24 large animal designs and some smaller finger puppet designs. Also included is an instruction book, ideas and cut out sheets that can be photocopied to create more.
A quick look through the bright designs, 7yo wanted to have a go at a small tiger finger puppet, whilst I concentrated on a larger cat design. As we both followed the instructions from the book, I was immediately impressed with how this was encouraging concentration, motor skills and precision folding. This would be good for 7yo’s brain cells as she made every effort to get precise lines when folding.
Once we had gotten half way through the first one we spotted at somewhere she had turned the wrong way around when folding as the design wasn’t going to come out right. This didn’t matter though as there are plenty more sheets to practice with.
The best part for 7yo is when the folding has been finished and the final instruction is to either blow into the base to inflate or use a pencil or similar. There was only one choice for 7yo!
Once created there are lots of lovely little ideas to use the popagami animals including as finger puppets with the smaller ones, gift tags on birthday presents, on the end of balloon strings for decoration at parties and many more.
We’re building up the collection and then we’re having a show!
Popagami is a fun activity that doesn’t take very long at all to create an animal once you know the folding instructions. The paper is very good quality, but not too thick that it makes it difficult to fold. Suitable for ages 5-95, this is a fun craft activity for all ages, and I think would work well as a group activity as well as the one to one we have been doing.
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