Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding paper. I happen to know this because I have a teenager who loves origami and Japanese culture in general. Traditional Japanese origami – paper folding began during the EDO period. The most commonly known form of Japanese origami is the paper crane. My teen folds these all the time and can also make origami bowls, plates and cups which is a party trick she tends to use when other kids are over.
These ideas are totally appealing to the crafty kids in my house. I have to say the origami sharks here are definitely happening soon. These are all too cute not to try.
As the weather gets colder and we spend more time indoors it will be inevitable that we start looking for crafts and things to do. These 15 Origami Crafts for Kids will provide hours of fun for kids of all ages. I’d recommend for ages 6 and up though.
15 Origami Crafts for Kids
- Blinking Eyeball†
- Forest Animals
- One Fish Two Fish
- Stacking Boxes
- Paper Dogs