GIVEAWAY: “Origami Farm, Lollygagging”

For a chance to win a FREE copy of the book, Origami Farm, tell me about your experience with origami in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-August.

Read our article about Farm Origami and learn to fold a cute little chick in the Aug/Sept issue of MaryJanesFarm. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

  1. usairdoll says:

    The origami book looks like fun! I did some oragami when I was a kid, many moons ago. I now have a five year old grandson and know teaching him origami would lead to many hours of fun.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  2. Awkward!! Haha. I have never tried my hand at origami. Now I am excited to say I get to, so with that said I don’t have a memory I have a challenge to create! I would love to win this book. My daughter is in her senior year of college to be a teacher, so what fun could she have using this awesome treasure with her early elementary students!!! Thank you for this opportunity!

  3. winnie Jackson says:

    what a great book I have long to be able to create origami crafts. I would love to
    explore more in this avenue of paper folding. When I master such a craft of wonderful farm animals this would be so great to do with the grandkids. I know they would love to
    learn how to make cows, chickens and give them to friends. We live in farm areas and there are many cow farms, lama’s, chickens, goats, and of course horse farms. They would be able to relate more with this paper craft. I am told there is special paper to create. I hope to win this wonderful book to future my craft experience. Thank you for offering such a wonderful book. I pray that the person who wins will enjoy it to the fullest. Blessings to all who enter, Winnie

  4. Krista says:

    The only time I have experienced origami was when I was elementary school. It has been many years. It would be fun to learn how to do origami again and share my new found talent with my son. Farm animals made out of origami would be super fun to make.

  5. Amanda Mathis says:

    I have done some basic origami and have had fun with it. This book full of origami farm animals would be so much a great time. I work for a rural school and have recently gotten the school it’s own coop and chickens and ducks. The children would love to do origami farm animals and what a great way to work on fine motor skills!

  6. Rhonda Bowdy says:

    I’ve never tried origami but it has always fascinated me. Would love to read this book.

  7. Madelyn Shields says:

    I would love to win the origami book. I learned to make boats and sailor hats when I was a child, however, I taught school for 22 years and many of my students would make me frogs, various kinds of birds and other animals. I loved them and would display them my desk. They were amazing little creatures and always a welcomed gift from an entertaining student. Origami is an extraordinary type of art. Madelyn Shields

  8. CandyC says:

    I love doing oragami but haven’t done any in many years. This book looks like so much fun! I am going to try the chickens that are in the latest magazine.
    P.S. Love the picture of Ester Lily checking things out. 🙂

  9. Cyrie Wilson says:

    When I was in High school I liked folding paper cranes. I challenged myself to fold 1,000 of them before I graduated. I used colored paper, magazine pages, newspaper, notebook paper… basically anything I could get my hands on.

    I managed to fold all 1,000 in time, and I strung them all on long pieces of yarn (50 per string) and hung them in my bedroom.

    In 2011 I was put in a situation where I had to move and I couldn’t take my cranes with me. I was going to throw them away, but my friend (who was helping me pack) asked if she could take them instead. So I gave her my cranes. It turns out she used them to decorate a party she held for seniors!

  10. Leisa Joan says:

    My daughter Caroline does origami; she is very crafty. I have a swan she made a few years back still.

  11. Peggy Enerson says:

    I have done origami with my kindergarten students. One of my students gave me an origami calendar. I chose an animal that we could do together. It was a lot of fun. This book looks like something I could do with my students.

  12. susan b says:

    This looks like such a cute book. The only origami I’ve done was shapped like a little bird. I can’t remember how I did it. I guess it could be considered origami – I’ve used money and shaped it into things for the bridal dance $$$ collection at weddings.

  13. Marlu H. Lewis says:

    My 14year old great son would just love this book . I hope to win it for him.

  14. Marion O'Neill says:

    I vaguely remember doing origami as a child. I have been looking for an origami teapot pattern ever since I saw a cute one in a Japanese store. It wasn’t for sale. Farm origami sounds like fun!

  15. Love origami and especially making Farm Animals. Would like the book to add to my artist opportunities for the 5-12 year old artists in my 2 week summer art camp at my studio The Painted Tree Studio.

    Love Mary Jane’s Farm!

  16. Teresa Switzer says:

    I have been fascinated with origami since the 60’s. We had an origami folding event last year at work to celebrate Asian culture.

  17. Margaret says:

    My Father-In-Law gave me a subscription to your magazine. I love the articles and recipes. My 12 year old son was looking at the magazine and realized there was a chance to win the book Origami Farm. He was really excited. He LOVES doing origami and is VERY talented with it. Thank you for this chance to win this book.

  18. Karen M says:

    I did origami as a child. I received a basic kit which included a small instruction booklet and special origami paper. A few years later I made to and from tags for our family’s
    Christmas presents making origami trees. I passed the kit down to my son. A few years ago we saw a Christmas origami kit and purchased it. Our Christmas tree that year was decorated only with origami ornaments that we both made. It was very special and beautiful. I love anything country and animal themed and would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Catherine Regan says:

    I would enjoy running through my thoughts to bring up those memories of working with oragami folds; including mastering the art of folding napkins for the multitude of bridal showers,baby showers and friends who treasure a gourmet meal. Thanks. MaMere

  20. Donna Shortslef says:

    I have enjoyed mystifying children with origami. A seeming plain, flat sheet of paper can become a three dimensional cup, balloon or frog in just a few folds. It is a wondrous form of art. It is fun to show children a few easy pieces that they can make on their own.

  21. Jennifer Strope says:

    My 11 year old daughter reads the Mary Jane magazine all the time when she saw this book she said she had to have it. She sits for hours doing origami and she’s getting pretty good at it.

  22. Vicki Meeds says:

    A childhood family friend taught me a little origami, of course I’ve forgotten it! 🙂
    Now I am teaching my “city” grandchildren about farms and the animals. I would love to win this book.

  23. Sara says:

    Sure love the idea of farm animal paper-craft for children to play with—a blissfully wonderful pastime away from computers!

  24. Mary Waggy says:

    Love all crafts –especially paper and sewing. Have taught simple origami projects to children of all ages at Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Love your magazine.

  25. Joye Gulley says:

    I love doing origami; I just recently did a origami kit that really caught my attention.

  26. Rachel Salm says:

    My 10 y/of daughter wants to start a art studio in our upstairs of one of our barns and this book would help to spread her wings to accomplish her dreams. She hasn’t had the adventure of trying origami yet.

  27. Jennifer says:

    I’ve dabbled in origami off and on since I was a teenager. Recently, I attempted some paper crafts for decorations for a local fundraiser. I was inspired by a recent art exhibit where the artist used a lot of origami to create amazing paper sculptures. Unfortunately, my daughters and I decided that my origami skills were quite lacking. Even my crane looked like a super sad pterodactyl. I really want to try to make the origami cow that’s pictured in the magazine. So cute!

  28. terry steinmetz says:

    I have only done a couple of flowers, but it is so relaxing! I am going to try the chick from MJF magazine when it gets cooler!

  29. Mary Eagle says:

    I started doing Origami when I was in 2nd grade and had a friend who was a Korean War orphan and she taught me how to make a simple house and piano. Next I learned more from watching a show on PBS and have been interested in it ever since.

  30. Jaime Preston says:

    The most beautiful origami I have seen is an entire bird mobile ..layers of various sizes my step aunt made for her mother .. It was so cool .. But seriously these farm ones! I LOVE them and would love to do this with my farm animal loving son!

  31. Linda Folsom says:

    My daughter, Chrissy, who is now 40 years old, took home a blue ribbon for her origami design when she was in elementary school! It was sent to compete in Santa Fe, NM and won blue ribbon. Her daughter, my precious Brooklynn, who is 10 years old, loves your magazine almost as much as I do. She just saw this farm origami & was over the moon in love with it! Looks like another origami artist here.

  32. Just this morning, from your Aug./Sept, 2016 magazine, page 59, I made the origami chicken for my 2 1/2 year old great-granddaughter, Evie. I felt so proud to have followed instructions correctly and to have it look cute. My daughter, her grandmother, will take it to Evie today.
    I really enjoy this magazine and have ordered seven subscriptions for family members and myself.

  33. Virginia Minor says:

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  34. Morgan says:

    I’m not big on origami but my boyfriend is…since we now have chickens maybe he’d enjoying making some.

  35. Darlene Bhattacharyya says:

    When my girls were in school they read “Sadako and the thousand paper cranes” by Eleanor Coerr. I believe they tried their hand at Origami then; so the two oldest both took Japanese in college, the oldest did a 3 month exchange and when she got married we folded 50 paper cranes to put on her wedding cake. She got quite good at doing very small ones. My 2nd oldest graduated with a degree In Asian cultures determined to be a Manga artist. She has not become a Manga artist even though she took four years of it in a Japanese school, but settled down in the mountains of Japan to sustainably farm and now has 4 little ones with her Japanese husband.

  36. Jenny Zapata says:

    I have dabbled in Origami, and this book looks so fun.

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  38. cheryl seals says:

    Only experience with origami , is i found out i was all thumbs ! lol

  39. Peggy Pierce says:

    I don’t have any experience with origami as yet. However, my great grandchildren are coming to the USA from England in December and I want to have learned to make origami so I can play with them, teach them, and have fun with them. There are six of them and they love animals! These delightful farm animals won’t take up much space in their suitcases. Thanks for the fun article in your great magazine!

  40. Michelle says:

    Our girls are homeschooled and one of their lessons is in origami. They have made dragons, frogs and working on Yoda (HARD)!!! It has been discouraging at times. They made the chicken in this months issue of MJF and enjoyed it. The book would be be an awesome addition to their lesson and so discouraging. Thank you.

    • Peggy Pierce says:

      I am looking forward to a rare visit from my six great-grandchildren in December. They live in England! All of them would enjoy making origami farm animals while they are here. They love animals and so do I! Their mother (my granddaughter) used to live in Japan so she would also love to make them. I grew up in Iowa near lots of farms. I truly enjoy my Mary Jane’s Farm magazine, too. Thank you for this opportunity.

  41. Zona Hague says:

    I have no experience with the art of Origami—- Only paper airplanes that wouldn’t fly but a few feet then crash, the newspaper hats that didn’t stay on my head when I was a kid and of course the endless schoolbook covers made form brown paper bags!! Our grand kids finished showing their farm animals with ribbons earned, at our County Fair this past weekend. This Origami book of farm animals can be a new way for them to enjoy farm life!!

  42. Irissa says:

    I used to do origami as a kid. Now I have kids of my own who love living on our farm and I would have so much fun teaching them farm origami!

  43. Madelyn Shields says:

    Origami is an amazing type of art that has always intrigued me. I would love to be a winner of that delight book. My experience is to make paper boats and hats, however, I would love to learn the skill of paper folding and making art. I love the Mary Jane Farms Magazine and look forward to every issue. What a wonderful kind of reading and information. Thanks,

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