Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Folding Boxes

Work is, lately, in two modes: busy and bored.

When times are boring, I can't just sit still. My work husband's daughter painted this:

Pretty good for a three-year-old. So I cut six 5-inch squares out of her work and made something for her:
A triangular box with lid. My phone's crappy pictures are making the neon pink look red, and the colors look very muted, but they're very bright shades of yellow, orange, and pink.
It's pretty small, since the squares were only 5 x 5 inches, but big enough for a toddler to play with. And for the record, I do not recommend doing intricate origami with paper that has uneven splotches of paint on it. Makes it very difficult.

Still, I hope she likes it (she's the one daughter in the middle, between two brothers). I made other boxes (a hexagon and a larger triangle) for the boys, but I didn't have paintings from them, so their boxes are made out of leftover graphs and print-outs from work.

Time to go be bored ... and then to be insanely busy ... and then bored again ... and then busy again! Whee!