I have been defeated by Origami. I had this wonderful idea of making cranes for the last lesson of the year, the kids have been begging me to do this. So I sat down with my book and gave it a try....that didn't work out well. I tossed the crumpled expensive origami paper got another one and tried numerous sites online...that didn't work. I got yet another piece of paper and looked up how to tutorials online thinking I'd totally get it then...nope! I even asked my professional origami making 4th grader to show me...7 steps into it and he was looking at me like I was crazy! "No Mrs. Theodore, you fold it this way! Yours doesn't look like a crane at all!" He finally gave up and suggested he teach the class...I may consider that if his teacher will let him.
Stupid Origami, making me feel like an inadequate art teacher.