The hobby that Sophia and Olivia explored that began with the letter "O" was origami.
On January 29, 2008, Sophia, Olivia, and I were doing a homeschool unit study on Japan. The girls learned about origami and made frogs. It took 17 steps to make the frog. They are playing a game to see whose frog can jump the farthest.
Sophia's face still has face paint on it from a morning activity related to Japan.
The other origami project they created were cups to hold a popcorn snack. It took five folds to make a cup. As in the photo above, Olivia still has some make-up on from the face-painting activity.
A few years later, on June 12, 2011, we explored origami again. We made peace cranes and used embroidery floss to make ornaments to decorate some branches for the Fourth of July.
The girls made origami sandwiches. They first spread peanut butter on their tortilla.
Sophia added some blueberry jelly on top of the peanut butter.
Then they folded the tortilla to make a puppy face. The eyes and nose are blueberries from the jam.
On August 23, 2013, Sophia and Olivia participated in a book club at the community center. One of the projects was to make origami window stars.
Each point of the window star is folded multiple times. Slightly different than origami, the points of the window star are glued to one another.
After the window stars are pressed flat, they are hung on windows so that the light from the sun can illuminate the patterns of the stars.