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23 Best Easy Origami for Kids

easy origami for kids

Let the folding fun begin! There is a whole bunch of amazing (and easy) origami for kids projects waiting for you on this page – all of these have a step by step tutorials showing how to make them!

I’m sure you are going to love each and every one of the projects featured as all of them are oh so pretty!

Origami for Kids - A bunch of easy origami for kids tutorials with step by step instructions.

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A ton of super awesome origami for kids projects!

You can do these with any kind of paper although I really, really recommend you use origami paper and you can even get a patterned origami paper which is beyond adorable!

Can’t wait to start folding? Neither can I – so let’s jump right into the water ;).

Origami Fortune Teller Shark Cootie Catcher

You can see them in action here

Some call them cootie catchers, others call them fortune tellers (and I’m sure they have a few more names) – whatever the name the fun stays the same!

Grab the printable shark cootie catcher template and let the folding fun begin!

Love these? We’ve got more

Browse our fun cootie catcher designs 

Origami Corner Bookmarks

DIY Origami Bookmarks

These origami corner bookmarks are a great project for beginners (of all ages as they are sooo fun to make).

We have a video tutorial for bunny bookmarks

See the monster bookmarks folding instructions.

And here are a few more ideas for these

1. Bunny Origami for Kids

Origami Bunny Craft

These bunnies are insanely easy to fold and to make this one even fun we also made a template origami sheet with a bunny face.

See the folding instructions for origami bunny and grab the template here.

2. Paper Boat Folding Step by Step

Origami For Kids - Paper Boats

Last but not least – oldie but goldie!

Learn how to make a paper boat.

3. Easy Origami Fish

Easy Step by Step Origami Fish - Origami for Kid

These are beyond cute aren’t they. And super quick and easy to make!

Check the folding instructions for origami fish.

4. Easy Dog Face

Origami Dog Template

We’v even prepared a printable template for this one so it’s easier to fold it than ever.

See the step by step tutorial for making an origami dog face

5. Jumping Frogs

Origami for Kids - Frogs

This was one of my favorite origami projects when I was a kid!

See how to make an origami frog that jumps!

6. Origami Tulips (With Stem!)

Origami Tulip Printable Diagram

If you want to make an origami flower, starting with a tulip is the way to go! The blossom is perfect for beginners and the stem isn’t hard to do either.

See the step by step tulip folding tutorial and print the diagram

7. Foxes

Fox Origami - Easy Origami for Kids

Who loves folding foxes?

We have a easy to follow step by step fox folding intructions ready for you here.

Origami Cat

If your kids are cat persons (as I am hehehehe) they will love folding these paper cats.

Transforming Stars

This one will be loved by all the little ninjas around the world – a transforming star!

See the instructions here. What do We do All Day

Easy Origami Frogs

And here is another version of these little jumping cooties!

See how to fold a paper frog! It’s Always Autumn

Folded Swan

This swan is jet another great origami for beginners – easy to fold and looks pretty!

See the folding instructions. Red Ted Art

Origami Bunnies

Hop, hop goes the bunny! Your kids will love making this fluffy animal and you can even top this projet with a pom pom for a tail.

See the origami bunny folding instructions. Tinkerlab

Origami Butterflies

Hear them flutter!

Learn how to make origami butterflies. Red Ted Art

Snake Crafts for Kids

Not technically an origami but this little snake craft will give the little hands a decent warm up on folding.

Learn how to make accordion snakes.

Paper Craft Elephant

Love elephants? Fold one!

Check out the folding instructions to make an elephant! Hodge Podge Craft

Paper Cubes

How about a bunch of colorful cubes?

Make origami cubes! Origami Mommy

Blinking Eye

These one can be adorable or a bit creepy (in a fun artistic way that is!)

See how to make a blinking eye! Kids Activities Blog

Bear Paper Folding

You can easily make an awesome looking bear too!

See how to make one! All for the Boys

Origami rings? Oh yes!

Folded Paper Rings

Honestly, what’s more fancy than your own paper folded jewelry? You won’t be able to stop making these!

See how to make fancy rings. ZakkaLife

Folded Hearts

These are really great around Valentine’s day but there’s nothing stopping you from making them all year round!

See how to make hearts. The Connection We Share

Sweet Birds

How about making a few of these cute birdies?

See the instructions. Red Ted Art

Fun Paper Folded Faces

Can’t you just see a bunch of folded human faces your kids are going to make? These really look great don’t they?

See the folded paper faces instructions. Pink Stripey Socks

Folded Mushrooms

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