DS of course shrieked in absolute delight. He peppered his Dad with kisses on both cheeks (this wasn't merely out of gratitude--DS has this thing going on where he *needs* to give his Dad the exact number of kisses he gives me or he feels he is being unfair to the other parent, so he had faithfully kept a tally of kisses he owed his Dad while Dad was away). Then, he promptly folded out a Cyclops head. This gift was not only perfect for DS, it was perfect timing too since the kiddo only recently completed Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Book #2: The Sea of Monsters.
Since he's having so much fun with Greek myth-themed stories and origami, I was curious to see what else could be found on Amazon for Ancient Greek-themed crafts.
The Classical Kids Activity Book is of course a favorite among homeschoolers. As you can see from the carousel above, there's a nice number of other interesting looking craft and paperfolding guides too:
Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome by Laurie Carlson
Sculpting Mythical Creatures out of Polymer Clay: Making a Gnome, Pixie, Halfling, Fairy, Mermaid, Gorgon Vampire, Griffin, Sphinx, Unicorn, Centaur, Leviathan, and Dragon! by Dinko Tilov and Boris Tilov
Dragons, Witches, and Other Fantasy Creatures in Origami (Dover Craft Books) by Mario Adrados Netto and J. Anibal Voyer Iniesta
From Start Exploring, Bulfinch's Mythology: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book by Steven Zorn
and if you or your child has a thing for cross-stitch, check out Julie Hasler's Fantasy Cross Stitch: Zodiac Signs, Mythical Beasts and Mystical Characters.
If you know a chess-crazy kid or grown-up (anyone feeling generous towards me?), put this or this on your wishlist!
For a Greek Myths book/ link list, see this recent post.