Another craft that is at my grandparent’s house are these little pieces made by my Mom’s Mom (who passed away before I was born). I don’t know exactly what to call them, and a quick google search didn’t give me anymore information about them. Basically, they are intricate little umbrellas made out of (Origami’d out of??) cigarette boxes.
Apparently you save up your cigarette packs, and then make these with a kit that includes the toothpick-like sticks and stickers for the top and bottom.
It is amazing the number of designs you can make from the same cigarette boxes. My mom thinks these green ones are all made from Salems.
Look this one is even a butterfly! So cool. Now I just need to find an older Japanese woman to teach me how to do this…