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Simple Origami Projects for Kids

When it comest to crafting with paper, our kids are total pros! They’ve adored cut and paste crafts of all kinds ever since they were very tiny and they’re always happy to sit down and get creative with even the most basic of supplies. That’s why we knew we’d be teaching them how to do simple origami the moment they were old enough to have the patience, and that time has finally come! Luckily, we’ve been bookmarking adorable kid-friendly tutorials for quite some time now.

Just in case you love the idea of making cute, simple origami projects with your kids just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the most creative designs, ideas, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search!

1. Origami whale

Origami whale

Besides loving origami, have your kids also always been big fans of sea creatures? Well, with fantastic movies out there like The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo, we certainly don’t blame them for a second! Work with that fun theme by helping them make these adorable origami whales that are outlined step by step on Red Ted Art.

2. Origami frogs

Origami frogs

Are your kids actually just a little bit older so you’re convinced they could easily created something that’s a little more of a challenge? In that case, maybe you’d prefer to make something that has a bit of movement to it instead! Check out how Easy Peasy Fun made this adorable little frogs that actually bounce a little bit if you press on their back end.

3. Origami jumping frogs

Origami jumping frogs

Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about jumping paper frogs but you think your kids would actually rather make something that focuses on function rather than cute character? In that case, we think you might actually get along a little better with something like these little hopping frogs featured in detail on It’s Always Autumn! The way they’re folded lets them hop a little higher but they’re also slightly more finicky to do.

4. Origami paper cubes

Origami paper cubes

Perhaps you’re convinced that your kids are actually ready for something a little more challenging but still a little kid friendly? Well, if they’re big fans of colours then perhaps they’d like to try their hand at doing origami projects with more than one colour of paper involved! Take a better look at the tutorial on Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls to see how they made these fantastic origami cubes that feature all kinds of bright colours in once place!