Boy's Obsession du jour (tm): Origami
Mom: paperless. We've used up what there was left over from when the now-17 year old went through this phase. You'll be happy to know that papers hold up well when left in proper storage.
Action: magazine paper!
Cut: 8 inches square. It helps to have vintage Department of Treasury shears used by banks in the old days to cut new sheets of bills apart, but regular safety scissors also work.
Fold. Make 12, one for each year of the Chinese Zodiac (another one of his interests, because of the animals, see?) 6 out of coloured, 6 out of editorial.
Stick them together.
Mystery Stole: row 279. I am considering knitting the longer length.