Inside this handy folder is everything a beginner needs to practice the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, including a clearly illustrated instructional booklet and a packet of authentic origami paper. This how-to book by John Montroll enables novices to grasp the fundamentals of the art quickly and to successfully complete 32 simple projects — among them a hat, cup, pinwheel, boat, house, and fish. Also included are directions for more challenging but still easy-to-make subjects such as a pigeon, pelican, and piano. Accompanying the instructions are 24 sheets of high-quality origami paper. Specially manufactured to resist tears and produce clean lines and crisp folds, the 7 x 7 sheets (2 each of 12 different colors) are perfect for creating a fascinating array of three-dimensional objects that will make intriguing party favors, holiday decorations, and conversational pieces.