The Clever One" adapted from "The Girl Who Used Her Wits" in Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take by Diane de Las Casa and "The Clever Daughter-in-Law" in Celebrate the World: Twenty Tellable Folktales for Multicultural Festivals by Margaret Read MacDonald
Again, I combined elements from two different versions of a story into my "personal" version which can be found as a Google document here. There is a variation that can be found in Joining In: an Anthology of Participation Stories & How to Tell Them compiled by Teresa Miller (1988) by Fran Stallings called "Paper Flowers." I believe the main character in that version is a servant who gains her independence (it's been quite some time since I read this one). I've always wanted to tell this story every since I saw it done over 20 years ago. Diane de Las Casa's version is easier to tell. In fact I added an element from McDonald's version to fill it out a bit more. I did not attempt to actually make the props while telling the story though it can be done fairly easily. I had a large group of varying ages so I did not want to interrupt the flow of the story. I did ask the children to guess what was made from paper to carry wind, fire and water. These items can also be made part of a follow-up craft though I used something different (see my post for 7/27/11). My props were made from different colors of copy paper though I would have used brightly colored origami paper if I had some.
Patterns for the props can be found online or in origami books. This one has the right size square to cut out to make the cup.