Through a variety of audiovisuals, Lower School students document their class experiences.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Guest Speaker: Mother and Daughter Teach Napkin Design Folding (By Z. G.)

When I was the PYP Very Important Person my mom came to the classroom so that she and I could teach the class how to fold napkins in creative ways.  We used cloth instead of paper napkins, because that way we would be recycling instead of wasting, which is bad for the planet.
One of the designs we showed the kids was called The Envelope, and here are the directions in case you’d like to try it at home:
1.     Open up the napkin.
2.     Fold it in half, corner to corner, so that it is a triangle.
3.     Fold the left corner inwards, half way.
4.     Fold the right corner in half way also, so that it looks like an opened envelope.
5.     Fold the top part downward.
6.     Done!
Here are the directions for making The Fan:
1.     Open up the napkin.
2.     Fold it in half so that it looks like a rectangle.
3.     Fold it vertically, four times, like a fan – forwards and then backwards.
4.     Fold the napkin in half, so that the accordion-like folds are on the outside.
5.     Open the napkin so that the folds open up.
6.     Fold over the tail section, twice, to help it stand up.
7.     Done!
Maybe the next time that you have a party, you can make the Fan or the Envelope for your guests!