Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mantis How - To's

Look who popped into our office this week!I am so glad Christy caught him on camera, before we gently escorted him outside on a cushion. He didn't want to leave the cushion - so we left it outside for a while too!
I am fascintaed by How to's so thought I would indulge my passion in a Mantis way:
How to Fold a Paper Mantis here, here and here: How to Draw a Mantis here:
How to Make Mantis Jewellery from a 1941 patent here: I like the way they are all facing left!
Can you tell it's the end of the month and I am actually supposed to be doing my husband's accounts?!


Estelle said...

Oh, I love mantises. The origami one is incredible.

Flora Amalie said...

Man, he is cute!!

Thanks for the how to's, that was a fun idea!

Estelle said...

Love how your blog changed today (-:
Can you tell I'm supposed to be preparing for an AGM?
(This is far more fun!)

kendalee said...

Very cool! There's something a bit mystical about them and they seem wise to me 'cause they do everything so deliberately. Well as wise as something without a true brain can be, but you get what I mean I'm sure!

Err... and good luck with those accounts when you get to them.

Chris said...

These are really cool. I wish we had mantises dropping by now and again, but I rarely see them. Lots of great ideas though!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

How cool! thanks for sharing! My little one wants to learn origami someday.