Let’s Do Some Origami

Let me introduce you to some easy origami. Since I have a hard time trying to fold straight, so if I say this is easy, it’s easy. Origami is a fun activity to do inside, teaching kids (and adults) patience, persistence, and following the directions.

  1. A Whale

 

2. A Doll

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Step 1. Fold the left (or right, just pick a side) a third of the way into the paper.

 

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Step 2. Turn the paper so your folded piece is at the bottom of the paper. Fold your right (or left, just pick a side) a third of the way into the paper. Turn the paper so the white diamond shape is at the top.

 

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Step 3. Flip the paper over. Fold the bottom corner up.

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Step 4. Flip the paper over and draw a face. You can fold the top corner or leave your person with a point.

3. Another Doll. This is the one I used to make for my babysitting chargers.

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Step 1. Fold the paper corner to corner.

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Step 2. Open up the paper. Fold the left corner to the middle. Fold the right corner to the middle.

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Step 3. Fold the bottom corner up all the way until the fold is along where the corners met in the middle. It looks like a neat triangle.

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Step 4. Fold the bottom again, nearly in half. Looks like a cool boat. It sadly doesn’t float.

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Step 5. Flip the paper over. Those corners sticking out are the arms. Fold them in.

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Step 6. Draw a face. Fold the corner back for a flat head. The flat head is suppose to be a boy, and the point is suppose to be a girl. I’m sure it doesn’t matter.

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Fun with paper!

More ideas to come. As I finish grading essays and wrapping the school up. Stay safe! Stay sane!

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