Keep children occupied on wet school holidays with Popagami characters

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Keep children occupied on wet school holidays with Popagami characters_page1_image1 Parents panicking at the thought of long wet school summer holidays need fear no longer – Popagami Pop-ettes (created by folding sheets of paper) will keep the little monkeys occupied.

The latest Pop-ette characters come from Philip Craik, author of “The World of Popagami” – a fun activities book, packed with a dozen easy-to-fold colourful animals . . . and even a robot.

Philip Craik is a former chemistry teacher and engineer and has been a science technician at Ardingly College in West Sussex for nearly five years. He is the creator of Popagami.

“We have had tremendous success with the book of Popagami characters,” he says. “I know what a challenge it can be to keep children occupied, but folding these little characters will create fun and interest.

“The folding instructions are easy to follow and the little characters will be popular on children’s bedroom shelves.”

The book is ideal for long car journeys and holidays and is suitable for children from age six upwards.

The World of Popagami is on sale at just £4.99 and available both online and in some major bookshops, including branches of Waterstones.

Visit to see the range of characters.

All characters are the copyright of Pop-ettes Ltd and Ettes Publishing.

The characters in The World of Popagami include a robot, rabbit, meerkat, leopard, mouse, tiger, bear, cat, mountain lion, cow, giraffe and horse.

When I was a child this was exactly what was on offer for kids to do when the weather was inclement during the holidays.

I, personally, had many other things to do, being from a Gypsy background, such as making pegs from wood and knives from old ones (yes, already at age six or so) when the weather was not suitable to be outside.

On the other hand I also have had the opportunity to make models with paper, and in my case this material was, in those days, kindly supplied by members of the US Forces amongst who I grew up to a large degree.

I made paper models of jeeps, tanks, warplanes and warships, etc. and had great fun doing so.

Much better, as it trains dexterity and other teaches many other skills, than playing games in the virtual reality on the computer, or the cell phone, or what-have-you.

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