hina matsuri

March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls’ Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls.

empress and emperor origami dolls
empress origami doll - tammyyee.com

kimono doll bookmark
kimono doll bookmark - crayola.com

simple origami doll
origami doll - enchanted learning.com

more intricate japanese origami doll

and in case you don’t have origami paper lying around the house,
printable origami paper

quick hina matsuri-inspired recipe:

  1. make a little baskets from oranges by cutting two wedges from the top of the orange to leave a½ inch strip for the handle across the top
  2. remove the flesh of the orange
  3. cut the segments into pieces
  4. toss with pieces with orange-flavored jello cut into flower shapes and refill the cups

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