I wrapped the presents for Lorie's
baby shower and I wanted to do something … different for the bow.
I have an interest in origami, and one of the books I have gives the
instructions for folding a kangaroo and baby and I thought that would be a
nice bow; something that is different.
So I grab the book and some origami paper. Quickly glancing through the
book it looks easy enough.
Until you actually do it.
Since this is the third work in the series to be made from it,
instructions for folding the bird base are not given.
Instruction between steps one and two of kangaroo and baby
I've found that the instructions for origami tend to follow the Unix man
page model: it makes sense once you know how to do it. But if you don't
know how it works then getting from (say) step 23 to 24 may take some
Step 23 is making one of the last folds for the head of the kangaroo. Okay,
I see a valley fold here, a mountain fold there but how does that get from
the illustration in step 23 to the illustration in step 24? That one step
alone took me more than an hour to get.
My first attempt ended up
looking more like an aroused male mutant kangaroo than a female kangaroo
with a baby.
It only took me four hours to make the bow.
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