Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mythical Creatures Crafts

The DH returned from a month-long business trip today and to surprise the DS, bought him something only a very perceptive Dad could have thought of: Origami Fantastic Creatures by Michael G. LaFosse.

DS of course shrieked in absolute delight. He peppered his Dad with kisses on both cheeks (this wasn't merely out of gratitude--DS has this thing going on where he *needs* to give his Dad the exact number of kisses he gives me or he feels he is being unfair to the other parent, so he had faithfully kept a tally of kisses he owed his Dad while Dad was away). Then, he promptly folded out a Cyclops head. This gift was not only perfect for DS, it was perfect timing too since the kiddo only recently completed Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Book #2: The Sea of Monsters.

Since he's having so much fun with Greek myth-themed stories and origami, I was curious to see what else could be found on Amazon for Ancient Greek-themed crafts.

The Classical Kids Activity Book is of course a favorite among homeschoolers. As you can see from the carousel above, there's a nice number of other interesting looking craft and paperfolding guides too:

Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami (Dover Craft Books) by Mario Adrados Netto and J. Anibal Voyer Iniesta

From Start Exploring, Bulfinch's Mythology: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book by Steven Zorn

and if you or your child has a thing for cross-stitch, check out Julie Hasler's Fantasy Cross Stitch: Zodiac Signs, Mythical Beasts and Mystical Characters.

If you know a chess-crazy kid or grown-up (anyone feeling generous towards me?), put this or this on your wishlist!

For a Greek Myths book/ link list, see this recent post.


  1. YAY! Glad DH is home!!!

    Love the gift he brought back - he really knows his son, hey?!

    Thanks for the links - they look great.

  2. Yea we're really enjoying DH being home :) Used him as an excuse to buy more ice cream too (in the pretext of celebrating of course LOL) :) And I read about your continued success with the weigh-ins! GOOD FOR YOU!!!


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