This Saturday is Boys Day/Children’s Day, a Japanese holiday. We started the week by making paper koinobori. I thought a simple color-cut-paste koinobori would be appropriate for my young kids this year. You can make one too by visiting Nurieyasan HERE and printing the size koinobori you want.
My daughter’s favorite color is “rainbow”, so this is how she colored her koinobori:
My son doesn’t have an attention span, so his went mostly uncolored:
I think they turned out so cute! If we have the time this week, I’d also like to try making THESE origami koinobori by Zakka Life, THESE koinobori wafer snacks by Camo’s Handmade, and THESE koinobori sandwiches from CookPad. They all seem really simple to make!
Other related links:
2) Beautiful photographs of koinobori at Omiyage Blog.
3) Follow my Kodomo no Hi Pinterest board.