How to Make a Vlog (and an Origami Storm Trooper)

My 8-year-old just created this amazing one-take vlog on how to make an origami storm trooper. Not only can I NEVER make a video in one take, I can’t do origami either. But what impressed me the most is that there’s no waffling. No umming and ahhing. No five minute introduction with a point nowhere in sight. Note his clear directions, easy-to-follow demonstration, and confident presentation. The whole thing is 2:15. In. Out. Done. I think we can all learn something from this.

Next week: How to Make an Origami Yoda. Unless I take away his iPod.



  1. Absolutely adorable! He is such a great teacher, just like Momma and Dad. His half American, half British accent is the icing on the cake.
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  2. Oh my gosh–he is THE cutest! My kids love origami (they’ve done the yoda) and I’ll have to show them this. I love his meshed American/British accent!
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  3. He is such a natural. The kids I teach are 3-5th grade and they love stuff like this. As everyone mention he has the cutest little accent.
    What an awesome kid!
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    • Racingtales says:

      Thanks, Abby. He is definitely not camera shy! Kudos to you for spending all day with this age group – they’re hard work!

  4. ahh yes, i see a future youtuber in the making. Awesome!

  5. Adorable! He’s so comfortable with the camera, I’m so impressed!
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  6. He’s adorable. You are so right, it’s a lot harder than he makes it look to get the words out without lots of rambling. *coughs* I have a tendency to be pretty long-winded, which is why we are practicing making 2-3 minute videos. This reminds me of when I was a kid and had a origami set! Impressive stuff!
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    • Racingtales says:

      Thanks, Noelle! 2 – 3 min videos sound great. If I see more than 5 mins on the ticker I am far less inclined to watch.

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