Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specialising in hand papermaking for the origami artist. Origamido also produces folded art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. LaFosse co-curated Origami Now!, a wildly popular, year-long exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Vanessa Gould prominently featured LaFosse in the Peabody Award-winning film, Between the Folds.
"The book in this kit teaches children how to make traditional Japanese Good-Luck Boxes, Lotus Blossoms, Koi Fish, Cranes and many other models while learning general origami skills...LaFosse is well-known as an origami master and his diagrams are up to the standards you would expect." --British Origami Society magazine "The instructions in this kit are relatively easy to follow. In the beginning of the book, there are a couple of practice projects to understand the instructions better...The papers are beautiful in this kit and full of color." --Crafty Moms Share blog "Japanese Origami Kit for Kids is packed with models and papers that are so much fun! ... I recommend this kit to anyone, even to adults, and especially to crafty children on travel, since this kit has all that is needed to entertain a child on-the-go, without any messes or tools." --Yuki's Origami Blog "The twelve projects in the book are perfect to capture the interest of young people. They are bright and pretty and distinctive...This is a great package for the middle-school set." --Seattle Book Review "This nice kit contains everything one needs to get started in the art of origami. The small booklet is well designed and written. After a short introduction, there is a discussion of the best paper to use, the key to the symbols used in the book, and a good explanation of origami techniques. The instructions are clear with good illustrations that youngsters will be able to follow successfully." --San Francisco Book Review "Especially intended for creative and curious young people ages 7 to 12, Origami Activities offers a wealth of rainy day fun and simple, easy-to-make crafts." --Midwest Book Review