Every morning during the school year, Billy Ivey sits down at his kitchen table and writes lunch-box notes to his kids. Some days he wishes them good luck on a math test. Other days, he makes fun of their mom’s cooking, muses about toenails or sends a unique note of encouragement like, “Be yourself because yourself is awesome.”
When you are thousands of miles away from home, you can miss a lot of things: friends, family, Chick-fil-A. Tonya Portmann is an active duty service member in the U.S. Navy, currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. She, along with her husband and two sons, moved there last August, leaving behind their home in Virginia. And for Portmann’s nine-year-old son Carter, that move also meant leaving behind his favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A.
Call us partial to our favorite poultry, but this origami chicken is an easy-to-master craft for kids (or kids at heart). Even if you’ve never mastered the art of folded-paper creations, this project is super simple with our step-by-step instructions.