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Flying Dragons paper airplane kit

USD $12.75
**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award**

Fill the skies with your very own collection of colourful 3D dragons!

This paper airplane kit features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with a unique form and flight characteristics. This box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs. If you're new to paper or origami airplanes, the full-colour instruction book provides step-by-step folding instructions for each model and "dragon mastery tips" to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. The planes in this box range from simple ones that can be folded in under a minute to slightly more complex models that look and fly like their mythological namesakes. 

Send your friends and family running for cover with 12 exciting dragons—all of which fly really well, including:
  • The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate!
  • The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane!
  • The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you're not careful!
  • The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey!
  • And many other impressive flying dragons!
This paper airplane kit includes:
  • 48 paper airplane folding sheets
  • Two different sizes (6.75" x 9.5" and 6.75" x 6.75")
  • A 64 page full-colour instruction book
  • 12 original dragon-themed paper airplane designs

About the Author:
Sam Ita's fascination with paper airplanes began at an early age. He apprenticed for five years with Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart on bestselling pop-up titles including America the Beautiful and Encyclopedia Prehistorica, and on Christmas cards for the Museum of Modern Art. His creations include Christmas Tree In-a-Box, Van Gogh's Sunflowers In-a-Box, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Frankenstein. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Paul Frasco is an origami designer focused on expressive animal and fantasy designs boasting fun and accessible folding sequences. Paul's design aesthetic is influenced by modern origami greats like Robert Lang and the late Eric Joisel. The scale of Paul's work ranges from diminutive pieces folded from a single sheet of standard origami paper to oversized pieces—including one folded from a single 18' x 18' sheet of paper for installation at Stony Brook University's Wang Center for Asian Studies. He has been featured in public spaces, museums, libraries and galleries around the US. Paul co-authored Creative Origami and Beyond.

 

Nest Note: For many young children, the progression into origami begins with first folding a 'coin-coin' in french, or a paper fortune teller, which most school children are familiar with.  For decades, this simple paper-folding activity seems to remain a fad among young children, usually starting around the age of 6 years old.  After this, a simple paper airplane model, and then more advanced paper airplane models is a natural progression, and then onto origami.  It's not of course necessarily in this order, or with all of these for everyone.  These other activities can offer some scaffolding to slowly build the skills to introduce origami.  As well, many simple paper crafts found in some of other seasonal activity books, such as 'All Year Round' by Druitt, or others, help build paper-folding skills that can be built on later in origami.

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**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award**

Fill the skies with your very own collection of colourful 3D dragons!

This paper airplane kit features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with a unique form and flight characteristics. This box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs. If you're new to paper or origami airplanes, the full-colour instruction book provides step-by-step folding instructions for each model and "dragon mastery tips" to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. The planes in this box range from simple ones that can be folded in under a minute to slightly more complex models that look and fly like their mythological namesakes. 

Send your friends and family running for cover with 12 exciting dragons—all of which fly really well, including:
  • The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate!
  • The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane!
  • The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you're not careful!
  • The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey!
  • And many other impressive flying dragons!
This paper airplane kit includes:
  • 48 paper airplane folding sheets
  • Two different sizes (6.75" x 9.5" and 6.75" x 6.75")
  • A 64 page full-colour instruction book
  • 12 original dragon-themed paper airplane designs

About the Author:
Sam Ita's fascination with paper airplanes began at an early age. He apprenticed for five years with Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart on bestselling pop-up titles including America the Beautiful and Encyclopedia Prehistorica, and on Christmas cards for the Museum of Modern Art. His creations include Christmas Tree In-a-Box, Van Gogh's Sunflowers In-a-Box, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Frankenstein. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Paul Frasco is an origami designer focused on expressive animal and fantasy designs boasting fun and accessible folding sequences. Paul's design aesthetic is influenced by modern origami greats like Robert Lang and the late Eric Joisel. The scale of Paul's work ranges from diminutive pieces folded from a single sheet of standard origami paper to oversized pieces—including one folded from a single 18' x 18' sheet of paper for installation at Stony Brook University's Wang Center for Asian Studies. He has been featured in public spaces, museums, libraries and galleries around the US. Paul co-authored Creative Origami and Beyond.

 

Nest Note: For many young children, the progression into origami begins with first folding a 'coin-coin' in french, or a paper fortune teller, which most school children are familiar with.  For decades, this simple paper-folding activity seems to remain a fad among young children, usually starting around the age of 6 years old.  After this, a simple paper airplane model, and then more advanced paper airplane models is a natural progression, and then onto origami.  It's not of course necessarily in this order, or with all of these for everyone.  These other activities can offer some scaffolding to slowly build the skills to introduce origami.  As well, many simple paper crafts found in some of other seasonal activity books, such as 'All Year Round' by Druitt, or others, help build paper-folding skills that can be built on later in origami.

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SKU: ISBN 9780804848572