Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls Making a chain of paper dolls is a classic paper craft that every child should do. It’s fun, easy, and may become a tradition in your family. This project require scissors so adult supervision is recommended.     Paper Dolls Instructions Take a piece of paper (8.5″ x 11″) and cut it lengthwise.… Continue reading Paper Dolls

Lamb Chop Cuffs

Lamb Chop Cuffs These paper “lamb chop cuffs” are easy to make and will add class to your dinner table. They will even help you keep your fingers clean while you eat. You will need: – scissors, – tape, – a piece of paper approximately 4″ x 5″ Fold the paper in half lengthwise so… Continue reading Lamb Chop Cuffs

Box of Gold Origami Craft

Box of Gold Origami Craft This is a traditional origami model loved by parents and teachers alike. The box is relatively sturdy, and can be made with any size rectangular sheet of paper.   Box of Gold Origami Craft Instructions Take a rectangular piece of paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper… Continue reading Box of Gold Origami Craft

Kirigami Christmas Tree

Kirigami Christmas Tree   Kirigami Christmas Tree Instructions Here are the instructions to make a kirigami christmas tree. Fold a piece of paper in half, left to right. Cut out a small right-angle triangle near the top of the folded paper. Cut a second right-angle triangle below the first triangle. Make this triangle a little… Continue reading Kirigami Christmas Tree

Origami Candy Cane Diagram

Origami Candy Cane Diagram   Origami Candy Cane Instructions Begin with a square piece of paper that is colored on one side and white on the other side. Place the white side facing up.   Fold the paper in half to form a triangle except offset the paper a little so there is a white… Continue reading Origami Candy Cane Diagram

Easy Shirt Paper Craft

Easy Paper Shirt This is an easy shirt paper craft, no words are necessary! The craft can be a gift card for Father’s Day, for a boyfriend, for a male teacher, or for a gentleman graduating from college.   Easy Shirt Instructions If you like, you can write a message on the paper before you… Continue reading Easy Shirt Paper Craft

Spider Web

Spider Web Strictly speaking, this Spider Web is not origami because it involves a lot of cutting. I would call it a DIY Paper Spider Web. You can also call it a Kirigami Spider web where kiri means “cut” and gami is for “paper”. This model is great for Halloween time because it is easy… Continue reading Spider Web

Whirligig

Whirligig A whirligig is a spinning play thing. In this case, it is made from a paper plate! How to Make a Whirligig   Get a paper plate, a pair of scissors, a hole puncher, some string or yarn, and some coloring stuffs (crayons, color pencils, paints).   Color the paper plate.   Use the… Continue reading Whirligig

Easy Kite

Easy Kite   You don’t need to visit a kite shop for this kite. It’s easy to make and flies very well given that there is some wind. You will need paper, tape, string, streamers, a hole puncher, and a skinny stick. Easy Kite Instructions Take a piece of paper and fold it in half.… Continue reading Easy Kite

Toothpick Flag

Toothpick Flag How to Make a Toothpick Flag Print and cut out the double-flag shown on the right. To do this, place your mouse over the flag and right click. Choose “copy” and then “paste” it into a text document. Print it and then cut it out.   Place some glue on the back side… Continue reading Toothpick Flag

Origami Rabbit Head

Make an Origami Rabbit Head   Learn to make and easy origami rabbit head. Craft is suitable for children with adult supervision. Origami Rabbit Head Instructions Take a square sheet of paper and position it so it looks like a diamond shape. Fold up. Fold left to right and unfold. Fold the bottom up approximately… Continue reading Origami Rabbit Head

Easy Origami Rabbit

Easy Origami Rabbit Learn how to make an Easy Origami Rabbit. Craft is suitable for children with adult supervision. colorful paper —> colorful origami rabbits!   Easy Origami Rabbit Instructions Take a square sheet of paper and position it so it looks like a diamond shape. Fold in half and unfold. Fold the bottom left… Continue reading Easy Origami Rabbit

Easy Easter Box

Easy Easter Box Learn to make this easy Easter box. The instructions are from the traditional magazine box. Project is suitable for children with adult supervision.   Easy Easter Box Instructions Take a rectangular piece of paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper into quarters by folding the top and bottom edge… Continue reading Easy Easter Box

Easter Paper Crafts

Easter Paper Crafts These Easter paper crafts are easy to make and will delight you and your child. Easy Origami Rabbit Origami Rabbit Head Easy Easter Box see more complex Easter origami see other kids crafts more free instructions go to Site Map Like Us on Facebook

Heart Paper Chain

Heart Paper Chain These heart paper chains are easy to make but they do require scissors so adult supervision is recommended.

Origami Valentine Box

Origami Valentine Box Valentine Box: This is a traditional origami model loved by parents and teachers alike. The box is relatively sturdy, and can be made with any size rectangular sheet of paper. Origami Valentine Box Instructions Take a rectangular piece of paper and fold it in half lengthwise. Fold the paper into quarters by… Continue reading Origami Valentine Box

Valentine Paper Crafts

Valentine Paper Crafts   We have collected a handful of valentine paper crafts that are suitable for children. Enjoy!   Folding Crafts If you have never done origami before, please read about Origami Symbols and Tips for Success. The origami models listed here require 10 or less steps to complete. Easy Heart (origami-club.com) Hearts (F… Continue reading Valentine Paper Crafts

Paper Weaving Patterns

Paper Weaving Patterns   Weaving patterns can be simple with a one-up-and-one-down sequence. Add color to spice up the look.   Begin to introduce variations. Instead of one-up-and-one-down, change to two-up-and-two-down. This is still quite simple and can be accomplished by children.   Things become a notch more interesting when you use both patterns simultaneously:… Continue reading Paper Weaving Patterns

Zig-Zag Weaved Place Mat

Zig-Zag Weaved Place Mat   Part A and Part B: click here Part C: Zig-Zag Weaved Place Mat Use the strips of colored paper made in Part B to weave into the slotted paper made in Part A.   Weave the strips up & down through two slots at a time: two slots up, two… Continue reading Zig-Zag Weaved Place Mat

Woven Place Mats

Woven Place Mats A woven place mat made by a 5 year old child. These woven place mats are easy to make and require very few materials: paper, scissors, and tape (or glue). They are fun to make and can be used as place mats for picnics or at the dining room table. Young children… Continue reading Woven Place Mats

More Woven Heart Basket Patterns

More Woven Heart Basket Patterns   make a 2 x 2 basket make a 3 x 3 basket see more basket patterns make Woven Place Mats go to kids Valentine’s Crafts go to school appropriate projects browse Site Map Like Us on Facebook

Origami Shirt

Origami Shirt This origami shirt is perfect as a father’s day gift. Origami Shirt Instructions Start with a rectangular sheet of paper (like a standard USA letter 8.5″ x 11″). Fold it in half lengthwise and unfold. This gives you a central crease down the middle of the sheet. Fold the left and right edges… Continue reading Origami Shirt

Cup of Gold Origami Craft

Cup of Gold Origami Craft Clover Whirligig Instructions This is a modification of the classic origami cup. This cup can stand up on its own and not fall over. Take a piece of square paper (if you are using origami paper, place the color side down). Fold corner to corner to make a triangle. Fold… Continue reading Cup of Gold Origami Craft

Pot of Gold Pop-Up Card

Pot of Gold Pop-Up Card This is a charming pop-up card that children can make. Adult supervision is advised since scissors are required. Pot of Gold pop-up card Instructions Take a piece of paper and place it in “landscape” orientation. Draw a rainbow on the top half of the page. The rainbow should be centered… Continue reading Pot of Gold Pop-Up Card

St Patricks Paper Crafts

St Patricks Paper Crafts This page is dedicated to easy paper St Patrick’s Day crafts: Clover Paper Chain 3D Stand Up Clover Rainbow Pop-Up Card Origami Shamrock Cup of Gold Container Box of Gold Container Lucky Shamrock Box (T Yee) Clover Whirligig Complex St Patrick’s Day Origami   make lucky stars see more origami stars… Continue reading St Patricks Paper Crafts

Clover Whirligig

Clover Whirligig Clover Whirligig Instructions Cut out three shamrock (clover) shapes.   Fold two of the clovers in half and glue half of one clover to the half of the second clover.   On the third clover, glue on a long string or yarn.   Glue the clover made in step 2 to the clover-string… Continue reading Clover Whirligig

Clover Paper Chain

Clover Paper Chain Clover Paper Chain Instructions Take a piece of paper and cut into into 4 strips lengthwise. Valley-fold the strip in half. Valley fold the strip into quarters. Mountain fold the strip into eights. Compress the strip into a stack, accordion style. Draw a clover or shamrock onto the top sheet of the… Continue reading Clover Paper Chain

Origami Tips

Origami Tips for Success Here are some tips to ensure a successful origami folding session. Before you start, make sure you know how to read origami diagrams. Origami instructions are symbols that describe how a piece of paper should be folded. Click here to familiarize yourself with origami symbols & bases tips. Get a lot… Continue reading Origami Tips

Origami for Kids

Origami for Kids This Origami for Kids section is especially designed for beginners. For a child who has never done origami before, it will take some time before he gets used to the process. Once he has experienced the joy of origami, he will eagerly decipher the origami instructions (called diagrams) by himself. Photo: “Mette… Continue reading Origami for Kids

Kirigami for Kids

Kirigami for Kids DIY fun with paper and scissors   This kirigami for kids page will teach you how to create simple but beautiful paper crafts with paper and scissors. Children have enjoyed cutting paper ever since they are old enough to hold a pair of scissors. They do it at school, they do it… Continue reading Kirigami for Kids

Lamb Chop Cuff Pencil Toppers

Lamb Chop Cuff Pencil Toppers Use these instructions to make cute pencil toppers that look like lamb-chop cuffs. You can use the same pattern to make cuffs for turkey or chicken drumsticks. You will need: – scissors, tape, a pencil, – a piece of paper approximately 1½” x 2″ Pencil Topper (Lamb Chop Cuffs) Instructions… Continue reading Lamb Chop Cuff Pencil Toppers

Magic Wand

Magic Wand Supplies needed: a drinking straw a sliver of paper about 1/4″ x 11″ (take a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ and slice a 1/4″ strip from the edge) a strip of paper about 2″ x 11″ (take a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ and cut it into 4 strips) tape, stapler optional: ribbon… Continue reading Magic Wand

Origami Kids Turkey

Origami Kids Turkey Place a square piece of paper so that it is like a diamond. Fold in half left to right and unfold.   Fold the top-right edge towards the center midline. Repeat on left side. This gives you a kite shape.   Again, fold the top-right edge towards the center midline. Repeat on… Continue reading Origami Kids Turkey

Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Flower Instructions for Kirigami Flower Fold a piece of paper in half by bringing the bottom half towards the top.   Fold in half again by bringing the right side towards the left side.   Fold in half again by bringing the left side towards the right side. It will look like a triangle… Continue reading Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Square Window Decoration

Square Window Decoration This square window decoration requires only a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. Be sure to do the easier rectangular window decoration before doing this one. This decoration can be glued in front of card stock to make a one-of-a-kind greeting cad. Alternatively, the decoration can be taped to a… Continue reading Kirigami Square Window Decoration

Easy Kirigami Decoration

Easy Kirigami Decoration   This easy kirigami decoration is a classic. It’s easy to make and fun to play with. Kids will love it. If you are ready for something a little more challenging, you can also try the hanging kirigami decoration.   Easy Kirigami Decoration Instructions Start with a rectangular sheet of paper. In… Continue reading Easy Kirigami Decoration

Hanging Kirigami Decoration

Hanging Kirigami Decoration This hanging kirigami decoration is not difficult to make, but before doing this one, you should already know how to do the easy kirigami decoration.   Hanging Kirigami Decoration Instructions Start with a square sheet of paper. Fold in half to form a triangle. Fold in half again to form a smaller… Continue reading Hanging Kirigami Decoration

Paper Dolls 2

Paper Dolls 2   Try this paper dolls2 project as a way to expand your possibilities. Here, two different figures are connected. This project require scissors so adult supervision is recommended.   Paper Dolls 2 Instructions Take a piece of paper (8.5″ x 11″) and cut it lengthwise.   Fold it into quarters accordian (pleated)… Continue reading Paper Dolls 2

School Projects in Paper Arts

School Projects in Paper Arts Are you an educator and want to incorporate School Projects with origami and paper arts into your program? Perhaps you are a parent and want to introduce your child to the joy of paper arts. Either way, this is the place for you. I have volunteered in elementary schools for… Continue reading School Projects in Paper Arts

Star of David

Star of David How to cut one from a single sheet of rectangular paper Star Outline Instructions This web page shows you how to cut a Star of David from a piece of paper. The first 5 steps are the same as the instructions for cutting a six-pointed star.   Take a piece of paper… Continue reading Star of David

Cut a Six Pointed Star

Cut a Six Pointed Star This page explains how to cut a six-pointed-star from a piece of paper.   How to Cut a Six-Pointed Star Take a piece of paper and fold it in half.     Fold in half again but only make a small crease to show the midpoint. Fold the bottom right… Continue reading Cut a Six Pointed Star

Cut a Five Pointed Star

Cut a Five Pointed Star This page explains how to cut a perfect five-pointed-star from a piece of paper. It’s a great craft for birthdays, Christmas, and 4th of July celebrations – indeed, five pointed stars are good for any celebration! How to Cut a Five-Pointed Star   Take a 8.5″ x 11″ piece of… Continue reading Cut a Five Pointed Star

Easy Fish Paper Craft

Easy Fish Paper Craft This page shows you how to weave an easy fish paper craft using strips of paper or ribbon. This project is simple if you remember that weaving involves threading the material in an over-and-under pattern.   Weave an Easy Fish Instructions   Cut two strips of paper or get two strips… Continue reading Easy Fish Paper Craft

Circular Paper Dolls

Circular Paper Dolls   Is your child “done” with paper chain dolls? Try this circular paper dolls variation. It brings a new dimension to the classic art & craft. Now the people hold hands and form a connect circle. What a way to show unity and goodwill among all men!     Circular Paper Dolls… Continue reading Circular Paper Dolls

Make a Paper Chinese Lantern

Paper Chinese Lantern   This paper Chinese Lantern is easy to make and looks great. Make lots and string them together for a cool decoration. Note: because this lantern is made of paper, we do NOT recommend that you use it as a real lampshade.   Paper Chinese Lantern Instructions Start with a rectangular sheet… Continue reading Make a Paper Chinese Lantern

Woven Fish

Woven Fish This woven fish is easy to make and looks great every time. You will need two pieces of paper of contrasting colors, glue, and a pair of scissors. Woven Fish Instructions Get two pieces of paper of contrasting colors. Fold them in half and cut off a segment between 1″ to 2″ in… Continue reading Woven Fish

Swan Parent and Child

Swan Parent and Child Swan Parent and Child is an easy origami model perfect for Mother’s Dayand/or Father’s Day. It features two swans, one big and one small, all made from one sheet of paper. Start with a square sheet of paper with white side up. Fold the paper in half forming a triangle. Unfold.… Continue reading Swan Parent and Child

Simplified Shibori: Tie Dye Napkins

Simplified Shibori: Tie Dye Napkins Originally, shibori referred to the “shaped resist dyeing” of fabric. Fabric is tightly bound with strings and selectively dipped in dye to form elaborate patterns. See video here. The term sometimes refers to the selective dyeing of polygon-folded paper. Here, paper towels are folded origami-style and dyed to give colorful… Continue reading Simplified Shibori: Tie Dye Napkins

Origami Fathers Day Crafts

Origami Fathers Day Crafts This page is dedicated Fathers Day crafts: some require cutting, some require folding; but all are delightful. A tie is such a typical Fathers Day gift. Surprise him this year with an origami tie. It’s not as expensive as a real tie, and he doesn’t actually have to wear it (!)… Continue reading Origami Fathers Day Crafts