Let the folding fun begin! There is a whole bunch of amazing and easy origami for kids with step by step folding instructions waiting for you on this page. All of these origami tutorials are suitable for beginners and kids!
We are sure you are going to love each and every one of these paper folding designs featured as all of them are oh-so pretty! You can make them with origami paper or with plain printer paper, both work out really well.
A ton of ideas for easy origami for kids!
You can do these with any kind of paper although we do recommend you use origami paper for many of these paper folding ideas as they really shine when made with patterned paper. On top of the origami folding diagrams, we also have a ton of our own printable papers, which will make these simple origami even better.
Can’t wait to start folding? Neither can we – so let’s jump right into the folding waters.
1. Cootie Catchers – Chatterboxes
Some call them cootie catchers, others call them fortune tellers (and we are sure they have a few more names) – whatever the name the fun stays the same! These are one of the coolest origami for kids to make as once they are done with the folding, they can play with their puppet (these are super popular in kindergarten).
Grab the printable shark cootie catcher template and let the folding fun begin!
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Browse our fun cootie catcher designs.
2. Origami Bookmarks
These origami corner bookmarks are a great project for beginners (of all ages as they are so fun to make). Once your kids fold the basic corner bookmark, they can decorate it and transform it into many different characters.
And here are a few more ideas for these
- DIY monster origami corner bookmarks
- bat bookmark
- hedgehog bookmark
- reindeer corner bookmark
- frog bookmark to make
- origami ladybug corner bookmark
3. Bunny Origami for Kids
These bunnies are insanely easy to fold and to make this one even more fun we also made a template origami sheet with a bunny face.
4. Paper Boats
One of the most popular origami for kids – let them learn how to make paper boats. These are not only fun to make but they also float on water.
5. Origami fish – Great origami for toddlers and preschool
These are beyond cute, aren’t they? One of the easiest paper folding projects out there this one is great for the youngest kids that don’t yet have the necessary fine motor skills to tackle some of the other projects.
6. Dog Face
We’ve even prepared a printable template for this one so it’s easier to fold it than ever.
7. Origami Tulips (with the stem!)
If you want to make an origami flower, starting with a tulip is the way to go! The blossom is perfect for beginners and the stem isn’t hard to do either.
Who loves folding foxes?
We have an easy to follow step by step fox folding instructions ready for you here.
9. Jumping Frogs
A childhood favorite project – paper frogs that jump when you press on them. Super fun!
10. Lucky Stars
You can easily get addicted to folding these, they might feel challenging when you start, but with each star made (and they are quick to make) things become easier.
If your kids are cat persons (as I am hehehehe) they will love folding these paper cats.
This one will be loved by all the little ninjas around the world – a transforming star!
See the instructions here. What do We do All Day
And here is another version of these little jumping cooties!
See how to fold a paper frog! It’s Always Autumn
This swan is jet another great origami for beginners – easy to fold and looks pretty!
See the folding instructions. Red Ted Art
Hop, hop goes the bunny! Your kids will love making this fluffy animal and you can even top this project with a pom pom for a tail.
Hear them flutter!
Learn how to make origami butterflies. Red Ted Art
Not technically an origami but this little snake craft will give the little hands a decent warm-up on folding.
Love elephants? Fold one!
Check out the folding instructions to make an elephant! Hodge Podge Craft
How about a bunch of colorful cubes?
Make origami cubes! Origami Mommy
This one can be adorable or a bit creepy (in a fun artistic way that is!)
See how to make a blinking eye! Kids Activities Blog
You can easily make an awesome looking bear too!
See how to make one! All for the Boys
Origami rings? Oh yes!
Honestly, what’s more fancy than your own paper folded jewelry? You won’t be able to stop making these!
See how to make fancy rings. ZakkaLife
These are really great around Valentine’s day but there’s nothing stopping you from making them all year round!
See how to make hearts. The Connection We Share
How about making a few of these cute birdies?
See the instructions. Red Ted Art
Can’t you just see a bunch of folded human faces your kids are going to make? These really look great, don’t they?
See the folded paper faces instructions. Pink Stripey Socks
You could make a whole fairy village with these!
There are many fish in the sea… And your kids can make as many as they want!
Follow these simple origami fish instructions. Childhood 101
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