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In this Workshop, Learners will make a surprising magic card, using the Korean style of origami, Jong-ie Jupgi.

Learners will engage in mathematical practices to measure and divide equally by folding exactly.  Through folding, cutting, and assembling their papers in a special way, they will create a card that may be opened in two different ways, thus having a magic page hidden inside for a secret or special message for any occasion!

I first learned how to make this card when I was living in Korea. I started to learn paper folding arts in 1998. I always enjoy teaching children to make this card, as it is exciting to see the joy on their faces when they see how this surprising card works!

What You'll Need

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Magic Card Making: Korean Jong-ie Jupgi GLOkit

This GLOkit contains: three pieces of 4 1/2" X 12" cardstock and six pieces of 4 1/2" X 3" cardstock, enough to make three magic cards.

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Additional Supplies

Learners will also need:

  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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My name is SeonJoo (sounds like SUN-ZOO).  I am from South Korea, and I lived in Seoul, South Korea for 44 years.  Since 2006,  I have lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States.  As an artist and educator, I enjoy making fun and valuable classes teaching something I know. Through my experience, fortunately, I got three master’s degrees in Biochemistry, Curriculum and Instruction, and Jong-ie Jupgi Paper Folding Art of Korea.  My studies of Korean history and culture have kept me close to my heritage, and paper folding art has increased my creativity and wellness.   I have been teaching art or Korean culture workshops in several Milwaukee Public Schools since 2009. 

Jong-ie Jupgi paper folding arts help children to develop and maintain brain capacity and health. For young children, it can help to build hand-eye coordination and stimulate the loco-motor and cognitive areas of the brain with a strong link to math and geometry skills.  For teenagers, it will be able to assist with manual dexterity, fractions, creativity, measurement, and reasoning. It also retains and builds sequencing, attention, math reasoning, visual and social skills.

I enjoy teaching how to make artwork using simple papers, and I find it to boost self-worth, pride and joy to create a calm, peaceful activity with affordable supplies.  I also value encouraging multi-cultural awareness, tolerance, and peace, and sharing my culture and experience with my neighboring community. Whether transforming scraps of paper into flowers, birds, cars, trains, airplanes, boats, furniture, clothing, foods, simple baskets, or other objects, the joy and health from Jong-ie Jupgi is immense and contagious.

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Magic Card Making: Korean Jong-ie Jupgi