Origami Art for Children

Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Art Project | 32 comments

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Origami Art for Children

Great color and pattern exploration! Beautiful designs made by elementary kids. #art #origami #kid art www.grandparentsplus.com

 Origami is the art of paper-folding.

This is a simple project where kids or adults can have fun with color and design.

 Using just two simple folding methods, these designs are quite easy, dazzling in color, and fun to do. Designs can be symmetrical or free-flowing. This is a great project to experiment with color combinations, patterns or simply creating an interesting picture. The project keeps elementary kids busy and hold their interest for a long time!

The end product looks great because they are so colorful and 3-dimentional!


Neon or brightly colored copy paper (cut in 3 inch squares or any size square you wish),

or use Post-it or Sticky Notes ( 3 inch squares)


Background paper (Construction paper or whatever you prefer)

Triangle Fold

Step 1 Triangle Fold #sticky note #post-it note #origami art   www.grandparentsplus.com

Triangle fold with 3 inch paper square or post-it notes. #origami #cross #Easter www.grandparentsplus.com


Triangle Fold - Step 2 #origami #Easter #kid art www.grandparentsplus.com

Origami Fold
Step 2
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Rectangle Fold

Origami Art #Art  #Origami  #Kid Art


Kid Created Art Designs

These designs used the rectangle fold. The designs differ by linking or connecting the pieces in various ways.

Origami Art #art #kid art  #origami      www.grandparentsplus.com

Origami Art   www.grandparentsplus.com

Origami Art    www.grandparentsplus.com


Origami Art #kid art #art #origami

origami Art  www.grandparentsplus.com

Use the triangle fold to create flowers and leaves!

Leaves are made from smaller squares folded in the triangle fold.

 : origami Flowers #flower #origami #origami flowers       www.grandparentsplus.com

or even a caterpillar!

origami   #origami #art #kids art   www.grandparentsplus.com

A creepy crawly caterpillar!

And a rainbow!

Origami Rainbow #origami #kid art #art

Origami Rainbow
#origami #kid art #children   www.grandparentsplus.com


Origami Art Design   #art #origami #kids art    wwww.grandparentsplus.com

Design using triangle folds. #origami #kids art #post-it note art    www.grandparentsplus

The possibilities are endless!

Use the small triangle folds for birds in a tree, leaves,  or fish in an ocean. 

Try it and have fun with color and design!

My earlier post of the “Origami Cross” also explains this method. Click here to view it.

What will you create?

Phyllis (Oma)


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  1. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. This looks like a lot of fun, and I do believed my grand kids will enjoy making some of these creations. Your post will be featured at this week’s Funtastic Friday. It opens Thursday at 9 PM EST.

    • Thanks for the feature! I appreciate it!

  2. So beautiful!! My daughter absolutely LOVES origami. She’ll love this post. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next. :)

    • Bet your daughter will make some beautiful designs!

  3. Great ideas for kids! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on my Kids Crafts & Activities Pin Board! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

    • Thanks for sharing! Appreciate it!

  4. Origami is so interesting. I love the caterpillar. Thanks for bringing this origami to Fridays Blog Booster Party #18

    • Kids like to do this, too. It isn’t a one-time project, but can be done over and over.

  5. Beautiful designs! Featuring this at Family Fun Friday! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  6. This is so clever, Oma.

    Thank you so much for joining Pin It Monday Hop#2 Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). Please come back on Sunday at 5pm (CST)for our Pin It Monday Hop#3. Watch out for my 10 features soon. Pinned this to our Pin Board for re-pinning.

  7. Thanks for stopping by and linking up an awesome project. Stop by again soon!

    Have a great week!


  8. Such beautiful origami creations! I know my son would love this! I am featuring this today at TGIF here: http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/04/tgif-linky-party-70.html

    Feel free to grab a button if you like. Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity! I hope to see you linked up again SOON!

    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  9. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.

  10. What a cute project full of all kinds of potential! Thank you for sharing it with us for my party!

  11. Oh, my goodness, this is wonderful! I think my granddaughter would love it. Take care, Linda

  12. This is really cool! You just gave me a great idea for my daughter’s birthday activity crafts! Thank you & thanks for sharing at SkipToMyLou. Gosia @www.kiddiefoodies.com

    • Glad you like it! Have fun at the birthday party!

  13. What great fun – my son will absolutely love this!

    Found you via the Pin It Monday Hop and pinning this fabulous idea.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  14. I have recently decided to try origami again after years away from paper folding. I must admit it is the gorgeous origami paper that drew me back. I am pinning this for future use.

  15. Hi! You were the link before me at the Alderberry Hill link party! Jus stopping by to say hi! Origami is classic for children, great ideas here!

    It’s Always Ruetten

  16. Happy Easter!
    visit and follow from Friday blog hop.
    Would be nice if you can visit and link up at my blog.
    Have a great weekend.

  17. love this how very pretty
    come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  18. I love this. I have a Crafting day and next month I am going to feature some wonderful crafts. May I please use a link to this post along with your picture of the origami.

    Janis Cox – Author of Tadeo Turtle

  19. I love the bright colors and all your creative designs.

    • Kids made most of them;not me!

  20. This is so much fun. Visiting from the TGIF Linky party. new Pinterest follower. Have a nice day.

  21. I love origami!! All I’ve made personally was an origami box with a lid. Not very detailed, but still origami!

    Thanks for linking up for WW :)


  22. Thank you for this! My six-year-old twins are really into origami, and we need some new ideas. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!

  23. This is such a great post! My boys love hands on activities and you have given so many good ideas to get those creative juices flowing. Thanks for a great post! I just pinned this :) Krista @ http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

  24. Such a neat idea! I bet this would be so fun.

  25. You’ve got some super fun ideas on your blog. I really loved what you made here. It’s a simple fold for kids, but the possibilities are endless!

    • Thanks so much! Have fun creating!


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