A few months ago, I received a review copy of an adorable book by Linda Joy Singleton. I reviewed the book right away on Goodreads and Amazon, but then took FOREVER to write a blog post about it. But I’m finally making good on my promise. Whew!
Ca$h Kat by Linda Joy Singleton
Beyond the Book
My favorite character in Cash Kat is Gram Hatter, because she rewards Kat with a new paper hat each time Kat succeeds. My son is an origami prodigy, and he taught me how to make a hat just like Gram Hatter!
All you need is a square piece of paper. In the spirit of Cash Kat, I reused a piece of gift wrap, cut to 8X8 inches.
STEP 1: Fold the paper in half to make a triangle.
STEP 2: Fold the two legs of the triangle to the peak of the top. You now have a diamond.
STEP 5: This is the tricky part.
Fold the legs part way out for that Samurai look.
STEP 6: Fold up one of the papers at the bottom part way up, so that it makes a small triangle in the middle of the hat.
And if you didn’t get all that, below is a video (made by someone else) that should clear up some of your confusion.
Anyway, I enjoyed making a craft that would go along with this book. Want to know more about Cash Kat and its author?
More About Cash Kat
From Amazon: Gram Hatter and Kat set off on an adventure. Gram quickly folds up a pirate hat and places it on Kat s head and they begin their mission to help clean up the city park. Volunteering turns into a treasure hunt as Kat finds pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and even a dollar. With each discovery Kat gets a new hat and Gram Hatter teaches Kat how to count her coins as they pick up litter at the park. When Kat adds up her money, there s enough for ice cream. Or should she donate the money to support the park instead?
About Linda Joy Singleton
Linda Joy Singleton is the author of over 35 books for kids, including YALSA honored THE SEER series and DEAD GIRL WALKING trilogy. She submitted short stories to magazines when she was 14 and finished her first book during a 2-week holiday. She kept stories she wrote as a kid and loves to share them when in her school presentations. Visit her at http://lindajoysingleton.com/
What do you think? Have you read Cash Kat? Can you make origami hats like Gram Hatter? Let me know in the comments!
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