45 Best Easy Origami For Kids

Got a little one that loves paper crafts? Then you’re going to love these easy origami crafts for kids. From simple origami dragons to origami Christmas trees, we have everything you need to keep your kiddo entertained.

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Let’s make some easy origami projects!

Easy Origami Ideas For Kids

Learning how to make origami is a simple but fun activity that kids of all ages can learn and enjoy, no matter their age or experience level.

Origami, also known as paper folding, is the Japanese art of creating figures out of paper. The Japanese word is divided into two parts: “oru” which means “to fold” and “kami” which means “paper”.

Here at Kids Activities Blog, we love craft activities that enhance children’s fine motor skills – especially when they are as awesome as these origami crafts.

Below you will find 46 origami simple origami tutorials, some will be easy enough for toddlers and kindergarteners with some adult assistance, while older elementary kids might be capable of making origami crafts on their own.

1. Make a Dog: Easy Origami {Art and Math}

Let’s make a dog out of paper! Simply follow these step by step instructions and watch your little one enjoy creating a cute puppy.

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This origami craft is ideal for younger kids as it’s very easy to recreate.

2. Fold a Cute Origami Shark Bookmark

This origami shark craft is great for kids of all ages – and the best thing is that it also doubles as a cute DIY bookmark.

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Kids will love making a shark origami craft!

3. Two Ways to Fold an Origami Heart Card for Valentines

We have two origami heart cards you can fold, perfect for Valentine’s Day present. Follow the printable instructions to make as many origami hearts as you want.

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These origami hearts are the perfect DIY Valentine’s cards.

4. Simple Origami Paper Boats {Plus Snack Mix!}

Let’s make more Japanese art, this time to create simple origami paper boats. With less than 6 simple folds, you’ll have your own paper boat that also doubles as a snack mix container.

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Making these origami boats is a perfect activity for the summer.

5. Shark Cootie Catcher – Origami for Kids

Origami is easier to make with video tutorials – Easy Peasy and Fun made a video showing how to make this cute shark cootie catcher, step-by-step! Make sure you have a way to print the template.

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Another cute shark origami for kids!

6. Origami for Kids: Origami Rabbit

Let’s learn how to make an origami rabbit with Tinkerlab! Even 4 year olds can get their hands on this paper craft. We recommend getting actual origami paper for ultimate cuteness.

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Aren’t origami animals simply so cute?

7. How to Make an Easy Origami Dress

To make this easy origami dress from Hodge Podge Craft you only need a square paper, but get a pretty one! Find different patterns and your little one can make a whole wardrobe {giggles}.

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Make many of these origami dresses for your paper dolls!

8. Origami Mushrooms

Make these cute origami mushrooms from Krokotak and then use them to decorate your house! These mushrooms are a great activity for kids of all ages.

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Make a bunch of these mushrooms and decorate your house with them!

9. Easy Black Cat Origami for Halloween

Red Ted Art made this super easy black cat origami, perfect for Halloween or any other day your little one feels like crafting.

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Why not make a family of origami black cats?

10. How to Make Origami Lotus Flower (Easy Instructions + Video)

Learn how to make these origami lotus flowers from The Craftaholic Witch with simple step by step instructions. Then you can use them to make flower wreaths, wall decor, cards, and more.

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These are the cutest and easiest flower crafts ever.

11. Easy Origami Shark Craft for Kids

Kids that love the ocean will have a fun time making this easy origami shark craft. It’s perfect for kids of all ages, although younger kids will need adult assistance. From Hawaii Travel With Kids.

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Adorable origami sharks!

12. Bunny Themed Origami Corner Bookmark

Love bunnies? Then download the free template and make a bunny-themed origami corner bookmark from Craft Play Learn.

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Make as many of these origami bunny crafts as you want!

13. Origami Butterfly

Want to learn how to make an easy origami butterfly? Here’s how! This papercraft from Printables Fairy is better for elementary school kids.

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We love how pretty these butterflies are.

14. How to Make Origami Bat (Easy Folding Instruction + Video)

Making an origami bat has never been easier! Hang them from the ceiling for a fun Halloween decoration. From The Craftaholic Witch.

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Let’s make origami bats!

15. Paper Diamonds

Real diamonds might be hard to come by, but these paper diamonds are more fun! This craft works better with older kids and adults. From Designoform.

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Add some glitter for more fun.

16. How To Make Easy Origami Pumpkins

Even if you’re a beginner at origami crafts, you can give these easy origami pumpkins a try. From Paper Finger Cuts.

Let’s make a big paper pumpkin patch.

17. Mini Origami Succulent Plants Tutorial

Paper Kawaii shared how to create an origami succulent – we can’t believe it doesn’t require any cutting or glue!

These origami succulent plants can be as big as you want.

18. Fold An Origami Star {In 5 Simple Steps}

One of the simplest origami projects that kids can master quickly – they only take 5 steps to make and are so much fun. They are lucky stars from It’s Always Autumn.

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These origami stars work great as Christmas tree decorations.

19. Simple Origami Dragon

Although the step by step guide makes this origami dragon easier to create, it’s more suitable for older kids or adults as it’s more on the difficult side of origami projects. From Instructables.

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What a cute paper dragon craft!

20. How to Fold Paper Tulips

We have even more pretty paper tulips! This origami tulip is fairly simple, and you can make as many as you want to create a paper garden or a paper bouquet. From Fave Mom.

21. Origami Stackbox Tutorial – Stackable Boxes

These easy stackable origami boxes with handles make great DIY organizer boxes for anything that can fit. Watch the video tutorial for better instructions. From Paper Kawaii.

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Super cute stack boxes made out of paper!

22. Easy Origami Christmas Trees

To make these origami Christmas trees, you only need a few simple folds and a pair of scissors – and of course, pretty paper! From Gathering Beauty.

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Easiest and funnest Christmas decor ever.

23. Origami Ninja Throwing Star

The perfect origami craft for kids of all ages that love ninjas, from kindergarteners to older kids! Let’s make an origami ninja throwing star from Smashed Peas & Carrots.

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Ninja kids will love this craft!

24. How To Fold Love With Wings

We love paper crafts like this origami heart with wings! You can give it as a cute Valentine’s Day gift. From East Ping Crafts.

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Let’s learn how to fold a heart with wings.

25. Eight Petal Flower Origami Tutorial

This three-dimensional eight petal flower is a fun craft for the older children. You can make a bunch and create a flower paper bouquet! From East Ping Crafts.

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Use different colors for better results!

26. How To Make An Origami Fox Puppet

Learn how to make a fun origami fox puppet. You can open and close its mouth! How cute. This tutorial is so easy, perfect for children of all ages. From Origami Guide.

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Let’s make an origami fox puppet!

27. Easy Origami Emoji Face Changers

We all know how much kids love emojis, right? Then they’ll be thrilled to make these origami emoji face changers! This origami project is very easy and so much fun. From Pink Stripey Socks.

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These origami emoji can change their faces around.

28. Upside Down Origami

This origami project from Heart Heart Season looks like flowers, stars, or anything you can think of. They are easy and quick to make, and you don’t need any special paper – old magazines work just as well!

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Hang them any way you want to!

29. Fluffy Rose

Make this fluffy rose from Kusudama and use it to decorate your living room, kitchen, or anywhere you want!

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This fluffy rose origami would look great in different shades.

30. Origami Witch Craft

This origami witch craft from Artsy Crafty Mom is a fun way to get drawn into the Halloween season. Make them in different colors and share them with your friends and family.

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Aren’t these origami witches just the cutest?

31. Make An Origami Frog That Really Jumps!

We are making today an origami frog that is so easy to fold and fun to play with. The best part is how high these origami frogs can jump! From It’s Always Autumn.

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Kids will love making these origami frogs.

32. Easy Origami Paper Umbrella DIY Tutorial

For this origami umbrella, you will need to sew a bit – but the effort will be worth it as these paper umbrellas are the cutest! From Fab Art DIY.

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Let’s make some adorable umbrella origami!

33. Origami Diamond Ornaments

Follow these easy instructions to make an origami diamond from just two squares of paper and hang them on your Christmas tree. From How About Orange.

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Decorate your Christmas tree with these cute paper diamond ornaments.

34. Easy Paper Flower Bouquet

DIY paper flower bouquet made from origami paper is so much fun to make and there are so many endless options for color combinations and patterns. From Ronyes Tech.

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Who doesn’t love handmade flowers?

35. Easy Origami Wreath

This mini origami wreath can be done by kids of all ages – from toddlers, kindergarteners to older kids – and are a fun way to welcome the holiday season. From Gathering Beauty.

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Easy origami wreath for kids of all ages.

36. Superhero Craft – Superhero Handprints

This easy superhero craft will be a big hit among superhero fans. We recommend watching the full tutorial video before getting started. From The Best Ideas For Kids.

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Anyone can make these origami superhero crafts.

37. Easy Origami Shirt Father’s Day Card

Looking for a creative Father’s Day gift? Make this cute origami shirt and add a special message and photo inside. This craft activity is great for kids of all ages! From Hello Wonderful.

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Any father would love to receive these handmade origami shirts.

38. DIY Origami Egg Cups

These origami egg cups are a cute way to decorate your table this Easter and it’s a cute paper craft to make with the family. From Gathering Beauty.

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These origami egg cups are so much fun to make.

39. DIY Origami Bat Cupcake Topper

These origami bats From Gathering Beauty are not only fun to make – but they also double as cupcake toppers for your Halloween party cakes! In just 3 easy origami folds, even beginners will be able to make their own origami.

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Funnest Halloween decoration ever.

40. Origami Pokeball Box Tutorial

Have a Pokémon fan at home? Then you need to make this origami Pokeball box – and make an origami Pikachu to match. From Paper Kawaii.

41. Origami For Kids: Make an Easy Origami Giraffe

Zoos are cool, but origami animals can be pretty cool too. Make this origami giraffe and put it next to all your other paper craft animals to create your own zoo! From Craft Whack.

42. Easy Origami Fish – Origami for Kids

If your kids are beginners in the Japanese art of origami, then this super simple origami fish from Easy Peasy and Fun is the perfect art project for them.

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These fish papercrafts are great for kindergarteners.

43. DIY: Easy and cute origami cats

Meow-meow! Children of all ages will love making this adorable origami cat – make a bunch in different colors too! From Fat Mum Slim.

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Kids who love cats will have a fun time making this origami craft.

44. How to Make Origami Robots

These origami robots are so cute and perfect for kids who like Transformers or robots in general. From Pink Stripey Socks.

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Decorate these robots in fun different ways.

45. Uber Cute Origami Mermaid

Mermaids are one of the most popular creatures among kids, so we know this cute origami mermaid will be one of the favorite paper crafts on this list! From Pink Stripey Socks.

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Aw, I love how pretty this mermaid turned out.

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Which of the easy origami crafts for kids are you going to try first?

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