Fold yourself into a game of wizard’s chess with this Harry Potter-themed origami kit!
Chess is a game of strategy, intellect, and…paper folding? Inspired by the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter Origami Chess adds a new fun element to any game. The included 112-page book offers brief instructions for playing the game and provides complete step-by-step directions for folding each of the chess pieces. Not for the faint of heart, these origami projects are for intermediate or expert paper folders and showcase 12 characters—including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dobby, Dumbledore, Voldemort, Draco, Lucius, and more—as the game’s kings, queens, rooks, knights, bishops, and pawns. In addition to a double-sided printed chessboard, this entertaining kit comes with 110 sheets of specially printed paper to make two complete 32-piece chess sets. Play a rousing game of wizard’s chess, or put your Wizarding World origami characters on display.
Román Díaz has participated in origami conventions and workshops in the U.S., UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, Colombia, Israel, Brazil, France, and Spain, among others. He has authored five origami books and has collaborated on many more. His work is commissioned by advertisers, and his original pieces have been exhibited in many museums, including the Tokitin Museum in Haifa, EMOZ in Zaragoza, and various other venues. When he is not folding origami, Díaz keeps busy as a veterinary surgeon in Montevideo, Uruguay.
This isn’t your average chess set! Before you get started, you’ll build the pieces yourself from paper. Don’t worry: There are step-by-step directions, and this will be an awesome activity for the whole family.