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Russian dolls and origami


Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 05:11:18 PST

In a message dated 3/20/01 12:02:38 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< Does anyone know any Russian Crafts, or where to find them? In a bind.
 Sal Pienschke >>

Sal - I am in the middle of Russia right now - showed a video borrowed from
music teacher - really old fashioned - I loved it the kids loved it- Russian
church service, folk singing, balalakia (sp?) (triangular instrument),
accordion music
and folk dancers - lots of costumes. The kids wanted to try the dances as
they stood in line waiting to leave the room - many fell on bottoms but had
great fun. Will ask music teacher for company that put it out. My kids are
creating Russian stacking dolls from an origami pattern for a
paper cup. A square is folded in half lengthwise, then theends are brought
on one side so that the sides of paper shape are now slanted, two edges are
down and one is tucked into the ends and the other is tucked into the middle
and the cup shape now opens up. Could drink water if one were desperate and
The kids then draw the babushka dolls on the front - wide faces and bodies.
boys are drawing the man - pork pie hat, Elvis sideburns and his arms and legs
bent and dancing. Al;l very wide. They are having a ball!!! Look up
origami and then Russian
site with all the Russian dolls for sale. I would like some unusual display
foro these! Roberta