Monday, 19 April 2010

The creative energy of a small boy

Just yesterday, we saw this amazing origami ball in a gift shop. It is made from the pages of an old copy of Tom Brown's School Days. Cool!
My mathematically-inclined 11-year-old was smitten and has thought and spoken of nothing else for the last 24 hours!
Armed with help from the internet, a quick Google search for 'modular origami', this YouTube tutorial and a whole lot of patience & determination, my young man has emerged from his room with this prototype.

He is working on his vintage book page version as I type! Hmmm, can't imagine where he gets his obsessive creative tendencies from ...

23 comments:

  1. So-o COOL! Aren't you a proud mama!

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  2. Oh wow - that's very impressive! Well done maths-boy.

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  3. Great job by a great mind!

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  4. He has done a great job I love all the colour he used on his.

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  5. Your son is the bomb! It must be in the genes. I love the coloured one as much as the print one.

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  6. Wow, how beautiful and clever. My kids would love to help make one.

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  7. That is very impressive - great use of the computer and paper!

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  8. WOW! Fantastic but I think someone needs to go back to school. LOL!

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  9. Incredible! What a talented and very smart young man!

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  10. The internet can make anything happen.

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  11. Wow - fanastic job, what a determind and skilled young man he is!

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  12. Brilliant - I am off to how my 11 whoops just 12 year old now! :D

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  13. WOW!! brilliant! Im really amazed. You must be a very proud mom.

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  14. That is awesome, I love it, can't wait to see the book page one too:) You have a very clever boy there. Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy

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  15. ooh, we have been obsessed with watching origami you tube videos since your post! I asked my husband for him to make me one of those balls for mothers day ;)

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  16. wow unbelievable!! I want one!! my boys wouldnt have the patience to do that

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  17. Wow....that ball is AMAZING!!!

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  18. Absolutely fabulous!! My boys used to love origami too but now at 14 and a half they are way too cool for it - hope your son keeps creating for much longer than that. those balls would look fabulous hung in the window for Christmas!

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