Origami is the art of folding paper into shapes representing different objects. The word origami is Japanese in origin; it comes from the words oru
meaning "to fold" and kami
meaning "paper". Origami techniques can be used to make the simplest or most complicated of paper sculptures.
If you think origami is too intricate and complicated for kids to enjoy, think again! The videos here will guide you, step-by-step, through the projects listed and have you folding paper like a pro in no time. Everyone will be amazed at how easy origami can be.
This video will show you how you can turn an ordinary piece of paper into a box. These are great to hold small gifts.
To make this cute cat, you need nothing more two pieces of paper.
Follow these directions and learn how to fold paper into a crane.
Let your child help you make a collection of not-so-scary dinosaurs using the directions shared in this video.
This tiny elephant will happily sit on a shelf and keep all of your other origami critters company.
Learn how to use two pieces of colored paper to make a flower. Help your kids make a bouquet of them to give to special people.
Watch this video and you will see how easy it is to make goldfish, or any other colored fish.
Show everyone is the family how easy it is to craft a cute owl out of a simple piece of paper.
Even if you aren't a fan of seafood, you will enjoy this shrimp.
Hopefully no one will be afraid of this little bat. You can use him as a Halloween decoration or as part of a bat or animal lesson plan.