Arts & Entertainment
Add some fun to your church handout, plan a fun Mutual activity, or try something new at FHE with these fun, Mormon-inspired origami projects!
Origami (pronounced or-i-GA-me) is a Japanese word that means “to fold paper” and is known as the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects. Paper folding has been practiced for thousands of years, first beginning between AD 100–200 in China. But even though origami began in China, it didn’t become widely popular until the Japanese took a liking to it in AD 600.
In the beginning, when paper was first invented & was expensive, origami was used for religious occasions such as weddings & Chinese tea ceremonies. But today, origami can be found in all types of settings, such as schools, churches, art galleries, and museums.
I hope you enjoy folding the designs in this book, which come from stories in the Book of Mormon, LDS Church history, and modern-day temples.
Skill Level 1: Shirt & Tie
From Mormon Origami
Art by Nick Robinson
Photo from Mom of 5 Daughters
Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Fablehaven and Beyonders series, is at it again making Halloween magic with his short story, “Monster Jamboree.”
Pictures retrieved from Book Zone.
Halloween is not only a cherished holiday at my house, it’s a month-long event. From ghost stories to ghoulish dishes, I’m always looking for the next Halloween treat to share with my family. But, with a six-year-old niece who loves coming over for sleepovers, it can be difficult finding spooky stories that everyone in my family finds enjoyable—especially after dark.
That's why I was so thrilled to discover "Monster Jamboree," a short story written by LDS bestselling author Brandon Mull. Witty, well-written, and brimming with that essence of Halloween that we all love, “Monster Jamboree” is relatable for everyone in the family, from Grandpa all the way down to my little niece.
Now, I can't wait for the chance to nestle underneath a pile of stuffed unicorns and Dora blankets with my niece and share this memorable Halloween story.
Check it out:
We're so excited for this annual concert, and with some great guest performers! Make sure you visit the website this Saturday for the ticket drawing!
This morning on KSL’s Doug Wright Show, Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg gave listeners a sneak peek into some unique circumstances for this year’s Christmas performance. Traditionally there are two guest artists at the holiday concert, but one of those artists this year, Wilberg explained, is an entire neighborhood – Sesame Street Muppets. Elmo joined the announcement via phone, expressing excitement to be coming to Salt Lake as one of the special guests from Sesame Street. Some of Elmo’s friends who will also be joining the choir will soon be announced on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir social media outlets.
The second performer was announced as Santino Fontana, who made an appearance with the choir earlier this year for the Pioneer Day concert. Fontana also joined the announcement via phone and described how thrilled he is to be returning to work with the choir after a great experience over the summer.
Because of the performers this year, Wilberg also announced a special adjustment to the age limit of attendees, which has traditionally been age 8 and up, to age 5 and up.
Tickets will be available starting this Saturday, October 18. Concert dates will be Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14, 2014. Visit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir website for more information.
Looking for fun Halloween movies that won’t send your kids running to your bed in the middle of the night? Check out our list of 15 family-friendly Halloween films.
The last thing you need after a late night of trick-or-treating and a sugar overdose is an extra body in your bed. Try these 15 family-friendly movies that will give you a night of fun without the fright.
Loveable monsters Mike and Sulley get the scare of their life when a human girl, Boo, stumbles into their world of quirky characters and silly screams.
Scare Rating: Good for all ages
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Check out what people from a variety of places have to say about the new "Meet the Mormons" documentary that premiered this week.
Photo from Mormon Women
The internet has been buzzing about #MeetTheMormons, which saw impressive success on its opening night this past weekend. Check out what people around the web are saying about it:
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir highlights 3 Life Lessons from "Meet the Mormons", and talks largely about David Archuleta's beautiful new single, Glorious, featured in the movie.
The Mormon Women website caught up with the missionary who baptized the "The Mom," Dawn Armstrong, sharing his sweet testimony.
Fair Mormon Blog addressed some of the negative feedback the movie has seen.