Hawaiian Sea Life Origami: A Beginner's Step-By-Step Guide
Written By: Laurie Ide, Designs By: Karley Ide
Date of Publication: 2010
These sharks, whales, and fishes may be made of paper, but they look realistic and are fun to play with! In Hawaiian Sea Life Origami: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide, Laurie Ide and her fifth-grade daughter Karley teach you how to make a dolphin, a monk seal, turtles, fishes, lobsters, and more- thirty-six marine animals in all.
Designed by Karley and written up by mom, these simple and cute designs are perfect for all ages. What's more, each animal can be found in our Hawaiian waters, and each is accompanied by its Hawaiian name.
In these pages you will find a slithering puhi, a jellyfish with gently curving tentacles, a shy hermit crab, and a segmented slipper lobster. And don't forget everyone's favorite naia and honu!
Each design is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and color photographs that will have you folding up an entire paper ocean in no time.
About the Authors:
Laurie Ide has been making and selling lei since she was fourteen years old. At twenty-two, she opened her own florist, which she operated for thirteen years. Her BA in business administration and multiple professional certifications (including certificates in Ikenobo and Sogetsu Japanese floral design) enable her to prosper at two of her lifelong lives: flower arranging and lei making. She is the author of children's books and popular how-to books on lei making.
Karley Ide, Laurie Ide's daughter and the designer of the animals in this book, is eleven years old. Her origami sea creatures began, surprisingly, with her love of dinosaurs. When she was six, she received a book about origami dinosaurs. Many of the designs required over thirty steps, and Karley couldn't complete them. Rather than giving up, however, she invented her own steps to complete the dinosaurs. Four years later, without having had access to any books besides the difficult dinosaur book, she presented her mom with fourteen original origami sea creatures.