They always say that it’s important for kids to get bored because it allows them to explore their creativity. Here’s a way to feel good about letting your kids while away a few afternoons doing nothing. Of course, you’ll have to leave a few art supplies around for them while they’re finding their way through the hours.
Origami has been a favorite of middle school kids for just this reason. It’s hard to believe that in a few simple folds of paper, something remarkable can be created. That’s why we’re heading to the Japanese American National Museum’s Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami, which is on view through the summer (until August 26th), and explains both the history of the art form and shows the most remarkable artists working in the art today.
The Japanese American National Museum is a fabulous resource for all Angelenos – take a moment to explore the Common Ground exhibit and the wonderful gift store.