Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz CEO Origami Salami and Folding for Good

DC Super Heroes Origami

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Origami artist Linda Stephen, Lincoln, Nebraska, recently shared several advance copies of  DC Super Heroes Origami written by origami master John Montroll with me and the Origami Salami and Folding for Good network. DC Super Heroes Origami, published by Capstone Young Readers, is due out in September 2015, and is showcased this week in New York City at Book Expo America.

I am giving one away through my Origami Salami Facebook community page, so you can enter to win one just for “liking” my Origami Salami Facebook page and sharing a photo album about the book to your Facebook page. The album is found here.

I  shared a few advance copies with Origami Salami leadership.

Here is a brief book review written by Mia Fantozzi, Origami Salami East Pittsburgh.

Mia Fantozzi, Origami Salami East Pittsburgh, practice folds the Tiara of Wonder Woman.
Mia Fantozzi, Origami Salami East Pittsburgh, practice folds the Tiara of Wonder Woman.

“John Montroll delivers an exciting and comprehensive guide to creating  DC Super Hero based origami. There is a wide spectrum of levels, including a section to help beginners learn basic origami folds. It’s easy and fun to use at any age.  One of the easiest pieces is Wonder Woman’s tiara, but other creations can be as challenging as making a dog that has four separate legs (and a cape!). I have found that these challenging pieces are the most fun and by no means impossible, though they do require a bit more work. The book specifically features Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League – as well as villains, important symbols, and accessories. There are pull out pages at the back so the things you fold can have intricate colored patterns (such as a face). This book is excellent for origami and comic book fans alike!”

Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz shows off an advance copy of "DC Super Heroes Origami" by John Montroll.
Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz shows off an advance copy of “DC Super Heroes Origami” by John Montroll.

As for me, John Montroll authored one of my favorite origami books, Animal Adventure Origami,  and I mentioned it in an interview with Dana Hinders of About.com/origami several years ago. Like earlier books, his instructions in DC Super Heroes Origami are easy to follow and fun to produce. DC Super Heroes Origami is a thick, colorful, engaging book. It contains 96 custom sheets of paper. Each sheet has an orientation arrow so that you’ll know exactly how to start—pay attention to the Paper User Guide. I suggest practicing on other, plain paper before using the published designs.

This is DC Comics origami, math you can hold in your hand, and a lot of fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Folding for Good for Addie

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Folding for Good for Addie

This is six year old Addie.  We are Folding for Good for Addie by sending her and her family the Christmas cards she is wishing for this year. Folding for Good for Addie
This is six year old Addie.
We are Folding for Good for Addie by sending her and her family the Christmas cards she is wishing for this year.

There is a six-year-old girl in Utah who has a mystery brain condition–this is likely her last Christmas on earth. She and her family are wishing for greeting cards from all over the world to help create a holiday they will joyfully remember forever.

Folding friends, please consider Folding for Good this holiday season by sending Addie and her sisters a unique card or origami.

Can one folder change the world? Be a force for Good this holiday season.

Do Folding for Good for Addie.

Mail yours to:
Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632

Share yours and we will post photos.

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To get the creative juices flowing, here are a few examples of origami cards we at Origami Salami produced for another of our Folding for Good initiatives.

Example 2 Owen Byrne, President, Origami Salami Queens, New York City, folded these greeting cards for our past initiative to thank our troops for their service.
Example 2
Owen Byrne, President, Origami Salami Queens, New York City, folded these greeting cards for our past initiative to thank our troops for their service.
Example 1 I sent a bunch of these simple origami penguin greeting cards with handwritten wish for a different Folding for Good initiative.
Example 1
I sent a bunch of these simple origami penguin greeting cards with handwritten wish for a past Folding for Good initiative to thank our peacekeeping troops around the world .