I told everyone on Thursday to plan on a family activity Friday evening after we had our standard dinner fare of homemade pizza.
Pizza time came and went and that little imposter thought she could just disappear and we'd never notice. Wrong. I called her back to the kitchen table for our activity. Origami.
Last weekend I found a book about origami at the used bookstore. I thought it might provide some inspiration for projects that we could do together plus I was taken with some of the items photographed in the book.
We are not professional origami-ists so we started with the basics. A pencil or crayon.
Our oldest gal wanted to make a hat.
I wanted to make a container. With the help of the girl with the hat above, we did it. Out of newspaper we made 2 containers, one big, one little, and they'd be perfect for holding popcorn, peanuts in the shell or chips. I think I might have to make several of them and use them to hold some snacks during the SuperBowl next week. You can see it below. It's holding our stash of homemade goodies right behind the wine glass.
Just as we were finishing this little paper folding project, there was a knock at the door. A friend stopped by to have a cocktail with us. It didn't take the imposter 2 seconds to announce, "Family time over." and she split.