Museum Picks

Lauren Nakasuji’s pick: Origami Flowers

One of the most popular stops for visitors at the Japanese American National Museum is the origami table where volunteers create beautiful flowers and pass them out to visitors who are always happy to receive them.

I have always wanted to learn how to make those flowers, and I also enjoy taking crafts classes, so Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms and Creative Bouquets, a book sold in the Museum Store, caught my eye. At one of the classes offered by the National Museum, I learned to make paper roses. With the instructions and pictures in this book, I’ve also made flowers on my own, and I have used them to either decorate gifts or make bouquets.

Those who are interested in making crafts will certainly enjoy this book. There are a variety of flowers that one can create, and the flowers can be used for such things as decorations or centerpieces. This book also makes a great gift for those who enjoy making handicrafts; it’s a perfect gift idea for the holidays.

Lauren Nakasuji volunteers with the Museum Store, assisting with shipping, inventory, and other tasks. She also serves as a Store Volunteer Mentor and acts as the Store Volunteer Leadership Chair.

December 2003




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