You Are Cordially Invited to a Very Rude Tea Party
If there’s anything I’ve learned while working at Chronicle Books, it’s that giant cyclopses are super polite.* We should all aspire to practice such excellent etiquette. And what better way is there to get inspired to be polite, than to BECOME a cyclops yourself? Below are directions to create your own, gigantic origami eyeball, in honor of our hilarious new book, Rude Cakes.
Step 1: Take a piece of normal printer paper, and fold one corner to the opposite as shown above.
Step 2: Cut off extra paper. You now have a lovely square piece of paper!
Step 3: Fold and unfold the paper so there are two creased lines diagonally bisecting the paper.
Step 4: Fold in corners so that they touch in the middle.
Step 5: By halves, fold each of those corners in one more time on both sides.
Step 6: Fold in along pre-creased lines, as shown above.
Step 7: In the open space, draw your pupil and iris!
Step 8: Fold in one more time to create eyelids. You can kind of start to see the eyeball taking shape!
Step 9: Fold and unfold your piece in half, to create a good crease.
Step 10: Flip your eyeball over so that the eyelids are on the table. Fold the corners in so that they kiss at that center crease.
Step 11: This is the trickiest step. Fold each of the four corners up so that the creases of the fold meet at each of the half-way mark creases created by previous steps. This is what creates the final eyeball shape, so feel free to flip it over and check your work as you go. I did this a few times to make sure it was a shape I liked.
Step 13: Color in the eyelids whatever color your like! I chose green because it’s my favorite. But remember: cyclopses come in all colors of the rainbow!
Step 14: Take a million pictures of you and your friends, being the most polite cyclopses you can possibly imagine. Shown here: Team Chronicle having a polite cyclops tea party.
*also: they love wearing jaunty little hats.
Make this cool spinney wheelie thing and watch the Rude Cake behave very rudely indeed!
Click here for full instructions!
Latest posts by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (see all)
- You Are Cordially Invited to a Very Rude Tea Party - June 3, 2015
- A Different Kind of Princess - May 20, 2015
- Celebrate May the 4th You Will - May 1, 2015
5 Great Children’s Books for Little TravelersJune 24th, 2019
Perfect Books for Young GradsMay 17th, 2019
7 Picture Books That Make Parents Laugh, TooFebruary 26th, 2019
6 Books To Celebrate African American History All Year LongFebruary 12th, 2019