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Monday, October 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken


Mormon Origami by Todd Huisken

Book Description:

There are more things to make from Sunday meeting programs than airplanes and fortune tellers; now your kids can fold CTR shields, pioneer handcarts, or the Salt Lake Temple! 

Mormon Origami provides 25 simple to intermediate origami designs from the Book of Mormon and Church history. These designs can be used by teachers and parents as lesson handouts or activities to help children be reverent. This unique skill will entertain and help illustrate principles as you include these gospel-oriented designs in your lessons, activities, and everyday fun! 

Review:

I jumped at the opportunity to review Mormon Origami when I saw the cool designs on the cover, and because I thought my kids would really enjoy it. When it first arrived, I let my kids have at it themselves. They had fun with it, although many of the designs were above their skill level. I thought all Level 1 items would be easy, but when I sat down with my kids I'll admit that I got lost a few times. We used 3x3 origami paper. That is very small for most of the designs in this book. Stick to regular sized paper (cut into a square if the shape requires that you start with a square), and you'll have a much easier time and a more fun sized result.

I like how there are some quiz questions/trivia notes at the top of each design. It makes the activity more meaningful.

About Author Todd Huisken:

Todd Huisken is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Counseling Manager at LDS Family Services in Fountain Valley, CA. He attended Brigham Young University and The University of San Diego and has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Todd has served as the Assistant Director of Disaster Mental Health Services for the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He has worked with victims from the San Diego Fires, Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, and he spent two weeks in Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. He was an early morning seminary teacher for six years. He is the author of The Dating Directory and the founder of Process and Content, a graduate program newsletter at the University of San Diego. The most important thing about Todd is that he has been married to his beautiful wife for 21 years and they have three daughters and a son and they try to make Disneyland their second home.


Title: Mormon Origami
Author: Todd Huisken
Publisher: CFI, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 1462113397
FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.