Lisa and Alison, the Origami-A-Go-Go Girls, specialise in teaching groups of girls how to make beautifully constructed origami paper delights. A fresh, new party idea for girls aged 6 and up.
Lisa Howe and Alison Kenter launched their ‘Origami-A-Go-Go’ party concept earlier this year after finding it hard to manage the long hours of a TV career with caring for their growing families.
“I fell in love with origami all over again,” says Lisa, “when I discovered the most exquisite 1950’s shaped origami dress at a craft fair. It appealed to the little girl inside me so I taught myself to make it and then I taught my nieces and friends’ daughters. They soon became as obsessed as I was!”
The technical aspect of origami is often overlooked but the construction of a 3D masterpiece from a flat piece of paper is a marvel to behold.
“Origami teaches you patience, precision and persistence. I look forward to hearing that my little folding party-goers have progressed to careers in architecture, industrial design or engineering, all because they learned how to fold a beautiful dress out of a piece of paper!”
Origami-A-Go-Go encourages co-operation amongst the girls. Listening and concentrating is essential to success and despite the educational aspect it is great fun –and environmentally friendly!