Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Origami Fish Envelopes

While most bloggers are sharing craft projects for Teacher Appreciation Day, May Day, Mother's Day and maybe even Cinco De Mayo, I'm here to share the obscure and uncelebrated holiday, Boy's Day with you.  It's kind of funny, every year I share crafts to celebrate the Japanese holiday and yet I know most, if not all of you don't celebrate it.  Still, here I am another year with a Boy's Day craft.  And I even have another craft lined up for Friday, ha!

All joking aside, these fish origami envelopes are perfect for Boy's Day.   Fill them with candy or even better, money.  You can find the how-to at Origami Club.  At the site you'll find step by step directions and an animation for the origami fishes.

Not celebrating Boy's Day?  Use this origami fish for a chopstick cover instead.  

I made the fish with double-sided paper I found at Daiso.  I thought I would share since it's hard to find two color sided origami paper.  And at $1.50 for 60 sheets you can't go wrong.

9 comments:

Swedish Scrapper said...

THis project looks fabulous! My boy loves to make origami, so I think it's very appropriate for Boy's Day!

Suzanne said...

Yay! I'm so glad you posted this. After reading stories about the Girl's Day, my son asked if there was a Boy's Day. Any ideas about children's books or stories to accompany the craft or explain the holiday?

Zakka Life said...

Hi Suzanne,

In the first paragraph click on the link that says Boy's Day. It bring you to an earlier post where I share about the holiday and the symbolism of the carp. There also some other links to projects on that post.

As for a book, if your interested in Japanese American Culture, I would recommend Nikkei Donburi by Chris Aihara. The books shares about Girl's Day & Boy's day along with other customs.

Hope this helps :)

Jessica

Sophia said...

Thanks for posting! I can usually remember Girls' Day but I always forget Boys' Day. Now I can display my kabuto hanging.

Joy said...

I seem to keep forgetting Boy's Day! Thanks for sharing this cute craft :)

Alexander said...

Hahaha...
Very nice idea. :) I like the idea of using it to keep money...

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Oh, I didn't know about Boy's Day. But this craft project would make the cutest favor packaging for a casual beach bridal shower, too!

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Wind Hawk said...

how to fold this fish? pls make the tutorial