Episode 3

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Hello.

(SNORES)

Hmm.

Huh?

Look.

Ha-ha! Yeah!

Hmm.

Oh! Ooh!

(GASPS) Huh?

Look!

Ah!

I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

BOTH: Hello!

Oh, hello, everyone.

I know Possum would love to help me

take the washing off the line.

Possum.

Huh? Ooh!

Hi, Sally.

Hi.

Hi, everyone.

Sally, is your washing dry?

Yes, it is.

Oh, look at the clouds.

It might rain soon.

Do you want some help?

Oh, yes, please.

When you take them off,

can you put the towels in the basket?

But please be careful

with the T-shirts.

I don't want them to get crumpled,

OK?

Right. OK.

Ooh, great.

Oh, the rain is coming.

Just in time.

Let's go inside.

Quick, quick, quick!

Oh!

Ooh...

Right. That. Ooh!

Quick! Ooh!

Ah.

Right.

Good.

Can you please place the T-shirts

on the chair?

OK.

Yes, put them on the table.

Right. Ready.

Do you think we could put them

in the cupboard as they are, Possum?

Hmm. I don't know.

Look at the mess they're in.

It's all a bit too messy.

We need to fold them.

Oh, OK.

Hmm.

Oh!

Wow!

See how it's nice and neat?

It's much tidier.

Can I try?

Yes, you try.

Ha-ha! Hmm.

That...that...

Fold, fold.

Done.

Hmm. It's a good try.

Is it nice and neat, though?

Does it look like mine?

Oh, no, it doesn't.

No.

I'll show you. You copy me.

OK.

Hmm.

That...

Up.

Down.

Fold.

Hmm. Fold.

Fold again.

Ha! Done.

Great!

Oh, let's do another one.

Right.

Ha-ha!

There.

Fold it. Nice and flat.

There. And there.

Ha! One, two, three!

Yes. What do you think, Possum?

Are we ready to put them

in the cupboard now?

Hmm. Oh, I know.

There.

Done. They're ready now.

Good thinking, Possum.

Stacking them like that makes it

much easier to put them away.

I'll go do that

and can you get the shirts?

OK.

Right.

That one. This one. Hmm.

Oh. Better watch.

(GASPS) Oh!

How did you do that?

It was so fast!

Oh, just hold on.

It's important to fold your clothes

neatly.

It means they'll last longer.

Well, that was great. But...

How did you do it?

It was so quick and I just...

I don't understand.

Yes, it is a bit of a trick.

But I do like folding clothes

that way.

I'll go slowly so you can see.

OK.

Right.

Good.

Join your thumb and forefinger

and pinch through the fabric,

and then half way down the shirt,

pinch some more fabric together.

Fold it over, twist it around...

..and fold it over.

Hmm.

Done.

Ooh! Oh...

This is tricky.

It's hard to learn

but I'm enjoying it.

Yes.

It's important to practice.

The most important thing is,

don't give up.

If you stick at it,

you'll get there in the end.

Oh! This is hard.

But I do enjoy learning new things.

Yes!

If you think this is a hard fold,

there are other folds

that are even trickier.

But they make fantastic objects

and shapes.

What are they?

Why don't we watch some children

folding paper?

And see what wonderful shapes

they make.

Yeah, let's watch.

>(BRIGHT MUSIC)

That was interesting.

Oh, that looked great!

It was fantastic!

I want to fold too, Sally.

OK.

Well, I've got some great paper

for folding in the craft box.

Can you go and get it?

Yeah, OK.

Right. Ha-ha! Here we are.

Oh, that's a lovely piece of paper.

Now we need to practice our folding.

But first, do you remember,

while watching the children folding,

what was the shape of the paper?

Hmm. Oh, it was a square.

That's right.

It WAS a square.

Is this a square?

No.

It's got four corners,

but it has two long sides.

This is a rectangle.

Oh, I see.

I can show you a way

that will make it into a square.

(GASPS) OK!

You copy me.

Alright.

Hmm.

Like that.

Ha-ha!

This is a square.

It's the perfect shape for folding.

Origami is the name

of paper-folding.

You have to be very, very careful

as you do it

and make sure you keep the edges

and folds nice and neat, OK?

You ready?

I'm ready.

What would you like to make?

We could make a box or a swan.

Ooh, I want to make both.

I know you're very excited,

but first I think we'll make a swan.

OK.

In the drawer, there are some

instructions on how to make it.

Oh.

Ha!

Right.

Choose some paper.

OK. Hmm.

Oh, this one.

Now we've got

our square piece of paper,

we need to look at the instructions.

Hmm.

Fold it.

OK.

Press it down.

Hmm.

Great.

Good.

Same on the other side.

Ah, OK.

Good.

Fold it into there.

Ah, OK.

Hmm. That's...

Press that.

The next instruction -

fold that down.

Ah, OK.

Yes.

Great!

Good.

Now, fold that back.

Oh.

Good.

Good. What's next?

OK.

Now, what's next?

Fold it out.

(GASPS)

Look!

Isn't that a beautiful swan?

Oh, it's great.

Yeah! Oh, Sally.

You have to be very careful

when folding.

You must concentrate.

Looks so good.

Yes. You were really concentrating

on your folding.

Yeah. Ooh!

Ha!

This is how to make a Masu box.

Yeah. Oh.

Sally, can I take all these papers

outside and practice my folding?

Oh, yes, you can go outside

and do that.

I'm going to stay in here

and do some sewing.

Have fun, though.

OK.

>(BRIGHT MUSIC)

Right.

Right. There.

Oh! Ha-ha!

Oh, hello, everyone.

Look at what I've made.

Don't these look great?

Isn't it amazing that

a flat piece of paper

can be folded to make different

objects and shapes?

Look! (LAUGHS)

Oh! I have to go and show Sally.

Right.

Oh! Oh...

Hmm.

Oh!

Sally, why do you have

so many buttons?

I need to find a button

like this one.

But I can't seem to find it

in this pile.

Right. Hmm.

Hmm.

Oh, this one?

No.

No.

Sally, you need to sort these

somehow.

Yes.

It's great to have

a big bag of buttons,

but it's always hard to sort them out

because once I've found the button,

I just put them back in the big bag

and they get all mixed up again.

I need to sort them into separate

little containers, don't I?

Oh! Hold on, Sally!

Ha-ha.

(GASPS)

Look!

That looks great.

Oh, it's lovely.

Look at this one.

Oh, that's cute.

Ha-ha!

Hmm.

That's great.

Right.

Now, we could put the pink buttons

into the pink box.

Good.

This is pink.

Ah, we could put the red buttons

into the red box.

Ah. Oh... Yellow.

Yellow.

Oh, and green.

Green.

Ah, this one.

Ah, great!

Oh, these are lovely!

It's great that we can make use

of the things you folded.

Yeah!

Those swans you made earlier today -

I've put them up on my shelves.

They look lovely.

Oh, that's great!

We've made lots of things today,

just from folding.

Yeah.

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.

Bye!

Bye!

Right.

Oh, look at these, Sally.

Oh, good.

Oh, and these ones...

Possum learns to fold

What can you fold besides towels and clothes? Where will Sally put her buttons? Possum, that folding is amazing!

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