Origami Candidates Play Presidential Politics
Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, has now been applied to the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Are the candidates - and their wives - more than just paper tigers or do they just leave you flat? Print, fold and find out!
You may not be able to rock the vote this year but you sure can paper and scissors it with these FREE origami candidates! All you need is a color printer and an Internet connection, and of course a handy pair of scissors. Don't run with the latter; let Obama & McCain do that.
Once you get to the folduscandidate.com website, select the candidates one at a time and download the PDF file for each. Then cut along the dotted lines, fold where indicated and join the edges with tape or glue. Now you're ready to give your favorite (or most hated) contender the finger. Those who like to live vicariously and really ought to get out more often can also download Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama... paper candidates DO need support after all.
The website also offers T-shirts and features a neato election countdown timer that displays the days, hours, minutes and seconds left until the Day of Decision. There are also handy links to dedicated Flickr and YouTube pages where you can show off your paper prowess - or beat the figures to a pulp.
The current selection is due for an update as Sarah Palin isn't yet available. Maybe folduscandidate.com will include origami lipstick, a dead moose and a Bridge to Nowhere along with paper-doll Palin.
In the meantime, never-say-die Hillary Clinton supporters can take solace in a paper, pant-suited Clinton figure - also ideal for Republicans who need that certain something for the bottom of their birdcages.
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