And I'm Possum.
Oh hello, everyone.
I know Possum would love to help me take the washing off the line.
Sally, is your washing dry?
Yes, it is.
Oh, look at the clouds.
It might rain soon.
Do you want some help?
Oh yes, please.
When you take them off, can you put the towels in the basket, but please be careful with the T-shirts.
I don't want them to get crumpled, ok?
Oh, the rain is coming.
Just in time.
Let's go inside.
Quick, quick, quick!
Can you please place the T-shirts on the chair?
Yes, put them on the table.
Do you think we could put them in the cupboard as they are Possum?
I don't know.
Look at the mess they're in.
It's all a bit too messy.
We need to fold them.
See how it's nice and neat?
It's much tidier.
Can I try?
Yes, you try.
It's a good try.
Is it nice and neat, though?
Does it look like mine?
Oh, no, it doesn't.
I'll show you.
You copy me.
Oh, let's do another one.
Nice and flat.
There and there.
One, two, three!
What do you think Possum?
Are we ready to put them in the cupboard now?
Oh, I know.
They're ready now.
Good thinking Possum.
Stacking them like that makes it much easier to put them away.
I'll go do that and can you get the shirts?
How did you do that?
It was so fast!
Oh, just hold on.
It's important to fold your clothes neatly.
It means they'll last longer.
Well, that was great.
How did you do it?
It was so quick and I just…
I don't understand.
Yes, it is a bit of a trick but I do like folding clothes that way.
I'll go slowly so you can see.
Join your thumb and forefinger and pinch through the fabric, and then half way down the shirt, pinch some more fabric together.
Fold it over, twist it around and fold it over.
This is tricky.
It's hard to learn but I'm enjoying it.
It's important to practice.
The most important thing is, don't give up.
If you stick at it, you'll get there in the end.
This is hard, but I do enjoy learning new things.
If you think this is a hard fold, there are other folds that are even trickier but they make fantastic objects and shapes.
What are they?
Why don't we watch some children folding paper and see what wonderful shapes they make.
Yeah, let's watch.
That was interesting.
Oh, that looked great!
It was fantastic!
I want to fold too Sally.
Well, I've got some great paper for folding in the craft box.
Can you go and get it?
Here we are.
Oh, that's a lovely piece of paper.
Now we need to practice our folding but first, do you remember, while watching the children folding, what was the shape of the paper?
Oh, it was a square.
It WAS a square.
Is this a square?
It's got four corners, but it has two long sides.
This is a rectangle.
Oh, I see.
I can show you a way that will make it into a square.
This is a square.
It's the perfect shape for folding.
Origami is the name of paper-folding.
You have to be very, very careful as you do it and make sure you keep the edges and folds nice and neat, ok?
What would you like to make?
We could make a box or a swan.
Ooh, I want to make both.
I know you're very excited, but first I think we'll make a swan.
In the drawer, there are some instructions on how to make it.
Choose some paper.
Oh, this one.
Now we've got our square piece of paper, we need to look at the instructions.
Press it down.
Same on the other side.
Fold it into there.
The next instruction – fold that down.
Now, fold that back.
Now, what's next?
Fold it out.
Isn't that a beautiful swan?
Oh, it's great.
You have to be very careful when folding.
You must concentrate.
Looks so good.
You were really concentrating on your folding.
This is how to make a Masu box.
Sally, can I take all these papers outside and practice my folding?
Oh, yes, you can go outside and do that.
I'm going to stay in here and do some sewing.
Have fun, though.
Oh, hello, everyone.
Look at what I've made.
Don't these look great?
Isn't it amazing that a flat piece of paper can be folded to make different objects and shapes?
I have to go and show Sally.
Sally, why do you have so many buttons?
I need to find a button like this one but I can't seem to find it in this pile.
Oh, this one?
Sally, you need to sort these somehow.
It's great to have a big bag of buttons, but it's always hard to sort them out because once I've found the button, I just put them back in the big bag and they get all mixed up again.
I need to sort them into separate little containers, don't I?
Hold on Sally!
That looks great.
Oh, it's lovely.
Look at this one.
Oh, that's cute.
Now, we could put the pink buttons into the pink box.
This is pink.
Ah, we could put the red buttons into the red box.
Oh, and green.
Ah, this one.
Oh, these are lovely!
It's great that we can make use of the things you folded.
Those swans you made earlier today – I've put them up on my shelves.
They look lovely.
Oh, that's great!
We've made lots of things today, just from folding.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Oh, look at these Sally.
Oh, and these ones…
What can you fold besides towels and clothes? Where will Sally put her buttons? Possum, that folding is amazing!