10 Cute and Easy Origami for Kids

Looking for some fun and easy origami for kids?

There are so many different types of origami crafts out there, but there are many that are simple and easy making them perfect to do with your kids! Each origami project requires a different type of folding method, making each one special in its own way!

What is origami?

Origami is a Japanese term that simply means folding paper. While origami is deeply rooted in Japanese culture from weddings to good luck charms, it’s also a fun art form that anyone can enjoy! To show you how fun and simple origami can be, we’ve gathered some fantastic origami crafts for your kids to try out and become inspired by! 

1. Paper Boat Origami

These paper boats are so easy to make! You need a sheet of regular paper and five minutes to make this adorable and easy craft.



2. Rainbow Origami Slinky Origami

If you are looking for an easy, yet unique origami craft, you’ve got to try this cool paper slinky craft! If your kids play a little rough, you can reinforce it with tape to make it stronger. 




3. Easy Bird Finger Puppet Origami

These little birds are so adorable, and they are so easy to make! These birds are great finger puppets that use origami techniques to make them!



4. Jumping Frog Origami

Not only are these frogs so cool, but they also jump and hop too! While this craft is geared toward elementary kids, older kids will love it too!




5.  Origami Puppy

If you are looking for an adorable dog DIY, these origami dogs are perfect! You just need regular printer paper to make this easy origami dog craft.



6.  Cute Paper Bird Origami

This paper bird craft is perfect for kids of all ages! Your kid will love making their own beautifully crafted colorful birds to fly around the house.



6.  Origami Whale

If you are looking for an easy craft using materials you already have at home, you can’t go wrong with this easy origami whale craft! This is a quick and easy craft that your kids will love.



7.  Origami Bunny Bookmarks

If your kids love to read, they will love making these easy origami bunny bookmarks to mark their pages! These are easy to make and can be made with printer paper.



8.  Modular Origami Bracelets

This easy to make bracelet would make a great gift or a fun friendship bracelet! It’s so simple to make, and looks beautiful!



9.  Shark Cootie Catcher Origami

These shark cootie catchers are way more fun than your average fortune teller! The easy printable template makes this one both colorful and easy to do!



10.  Simple Origami Butterfly

All you need is a square piece of paper to make this simple and easy origami craft! These paper butterflies are beautiful and can even be used as decor in your kid’s room!


Other Origami Craft Ideas

If you are looking for even more origami crafts to do with your kids, these origami kits are a great way for your kids to learn more about origami and make even more crafts!

Types: Art, Crafts, Origami, Kids
Categories: Gift, Toys, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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