We love making fun origami projects for the holiday season! Making origami Christmas decorations is a wonderful activity for paper-folders of all ages. We have chosen our favorite origami Christmas crafts that make fun projects to do and festive decorations to display or give as gifts.

Christmas origami projects: Image shows four Christmas origami crafts: a Santa origami, ornament origami, christmas tree origami and star origami. from Kids activities blog
Let’s Fold origami Christmas Ideas!

Best Christmas Origami Tutorials

The Japanese art of paper, also known as origami, is a great way to make handmade ornaments, paper stockings, an origami tree, and other fun paper crafts during Christmas time. You can use regular paper, wrapping paper, or whatever you have at hand to make an easy Christmas origami project.

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Younger kids will practice their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, while older kids and adults will enjoy making colorful Christmas origami projects with a simple piece of paper.

Just grab a few strips of paper or square pieces of paper and follow the simple directions to make these easy projects.

1. Origami Star

Image shows a Christmas star origami on top of christmas tree origami craft. From Kids activities blog
Decorate your Christmas tree with a original star.

Make bright origami stars for your Christmas tree! Why buy a Christmas start when you can make your own? This craft is perfect for older kids like in elementary school, but younger kids can make their own start with some adult assistance.

2. Origami Santa

Image shows a Santa origami craft with christmas decorations behind it. from kids activities blog
We love colorful Santas!

Get your favorite craft supplies because we are making the most adorable origami Santa Christmas craft that is perfect for adults and kids of all ages! Make this craft even better by adding some googly eyes.

3. Origami Envelope

Image shows a christmas origami envelope with a christmas gift tag inside, and a ribbon for decoration.
How cute!

Make your own Christmas origami envelope for this jolly season and add a thoughtful Christmas card inside. This craft includes a printable gift tag for your convenience! Nothing beats handmade gifts.

4. Christmas Origami Tree

Image shows a compilation of origami christmas trees. from Kids activities blog
Make a cute and easy origami Christmas tree origami

Bring your Christmas table to life with this Christmas tree origami! It’s a creative way to decorate your home while having fun – and using that extra paper you have around the house.

5. Origami Ornament

Image shows a Christmas origami ornament hanging from a tree. idea from Kids activities blog
DIY ornaments are so much fun to make.

There’s nothing like making your own Christmas origami ornaments! You can choose the colors, and the size, and most importantly, it’s a fun family activity where everyone can participate and have fun.

6. Origami Stocking

Imagae shows an origami stocking with christmas decorations next to it and a candy cane inside.
Super cute and very useful!

Just follow the step-by-step instructions to make your very own origami stocking craft. This craft is great for kids as young as kindergarten age and older kids too. Don’t forget to add lots of candies inside.

7. Simple Origami Christmas Trees with Star

We love the simplicity of these folded Christmas trees with star toppers from Red Ted Art. Make a forrest of these lovely holiday trees out of different types of paper.

8. Luminary Origami Christmas Trees

Another folded Christmas tree idea we love from Red Ted Art is this festive luminary Christmas tree project that lights up in the dark for extra holiday fun.

9. Easy Origami Reindeer

easy origami reindeer project from Red Ted Art shown on blue paper with brown folded reindeer heads as an example of Christmas origami projects for kids
Let’s Fold Reindeer!

One more favorite Christmas origami project from Red Ted Art is the oh so easy reindeer origami that is perfect for preschoolers.

10. Origami Wreath

Origami Wreath project from Gathering Beauty shows two folded green wreaths with bows on white background as example of Christmas origami for kids
Let’s fold an origami Wreath!

This simple origami wreath from Gathering Beauty has it all…easy and festive for the holidays.

11. Fold an Origami Santa Hat for the Holidays

origami santa hat for Christmas - Gathering beauty santa hat in green and red on white background
Let’s fold a Santa Hat!

Another favorite Christmas origami idea also comes from Gathering Beauty…fold Santa hats!

12. Origami Christmas Balls for the Tree

DIY Christmas baubles (text) shown is an origami Christmas ornament or Christmas ball in red and teal from Homemade Gifts Made Easy
Let’s Fold Ornaments for the Christmas Tree

I absolutely love this origami Christmas ornament from Homemade Gifts Made Easy – fold your own tree decorations this year!


Did you try these Christmas origami crafts? Which one was your favorite?

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  1. What a jolly read! These origami Christmas projects have turned my home into a festive paper wonderland. Who needs store-bought decorations when you can fold your own origami Santa, reindeer, and even a Christmas tree! Thanks for the creative inspiration, Monica S!