Origami cranes for clothes for kids in Japan

Before I entered the seminary, I used to teach origami classes quite often, to all age groups. I didn’t really have the chance to teach groups while I was living in the Legionaries of Christ, but today I taught origami to a group of homeschooling kids (and their moms), some of whom are my parishioners. It was great fun to do teach a group again, after twenty years!

After two simpler “warm-up” models, we folded traditional Japanese cranes. OshKosh B’gosh has a campaign right now, where they will send an article of clothing to a child in Japan for every origami crane sent to the company (or shown in a photograph). Details are on their Facebook page or on their website. Of course, some of the kids in my class were reluctant to part with their cranes, so we went on to fold the traditional origami bird that flaps its wings as consolation for sending their cranes to OshKosh B’gosh…


About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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1 Response to Origami cranes for clothes for kids in Japan

  1. CMSmith says:

    How fun. Good for you.

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