My daughter came home the other day asking to learn origami. Sadly, all I could remember from my youth was how to make a butterfly. And then I realized after about six tries that…um, I didn’t remember that either.
After much searching, I’m so happy to have found Origami Club, or at least that’s what I think it’s called. If it looks intimidating, just skip right to the page called Easy Origami, and find a truly terrific resource for rainy-day craft projects with the kids.
You’ll find tons of origami projects sorted by shape, style (like food, Christmas, or useful) and then ranked on a five-star scale from easy to…uh, get some help from your local art teacher. There’s even a whole section on creating origami using newspaper. The instructions come two ways: in diagrams that are incredibly simple to follow, and animated videos, should you need a little more help with the rabbit wearing clothes.
For you super DIY-ers, there are also sections for printable origami paper, although unless you’re doing the way
My goal: start with the doggie, but work my way up to the sumo wrestler. I mean, er, my kid’s goal. –Liz
Get tons of free origami instructions for kids online at Origami Club.