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Star Wars Origami: A Book Review

Star Wars Origami:  36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . . . by Chris Alexander, Workman Publishing Company, 2012


Yoda says, “Fun, Star Wars Origami math is” and your boy will agree.  This is a very cool book.  The Japanese art of paper folding dates back to the 17th century but is brought to your kitchen table via a podracer. Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy

This book, thankfully, runs through the basics of origami and goes way beyond.  The book is broken down with projects for four different levels:  Youngling, Padawan, Jedi Knight and Jedi Master.  Each project gives a level so that you know the difficulty before beginning.

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The directions are clear and easy to follow.  Each step includes step-by-step instructions.  Paper is included and though it says that any paper can be used, as you can see the paper is very detailed and is going to make or break some of the designs.    However, with 36 designs some of them rather complex you and your boys should have plenty of Star Wars Origami to keep you busy for quite some time.

Star Wars Origami Yoda PaperStar Wars Origami Naboo FoldsStar Wars Origami Naboo

There are some other neat features to the book as well.  For those who like everything Star Wars there are little “Who said it?” quizzes, trivia, and interesting facts about the item you are about to make.

Listed for ages 9 & up.  I don’t usually pay much attention to age requirements but Star Wars Origami would be a bit complex for young boys, say 4 or 5-year-olds.  If they are easily frustrated—wait.  You know what is right for your boy.

This book is great for boys who love logic, math, and geometry.  Star Wars fans will have a lot of fun with this one as well.