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Origami for Kids: 17 Beginner Origami Ideas

By: Emma Fiander, Editor,
Pikachu Origami Tutorial

Origami is such a graceful, beautiful craft that it just makes sense that everyone would want to learn how to do it. However, some origami, though gorgeous, can be quite complicated, and even the easy origami might seem daunting if you don't know where to start. When you read an origami tutorial or watch a video online, the experts seem so knowledgeable. It's hard to believe that you'll ever be at that level, but it's important to keep in mind that everybody, even the people you see making complicated origami videos, had to start somewhere. What better place for you to start than with Origami for Kids: 17 Beginner Origami Ideas?

Though these crafts are aimed at children, with fun shapes like kitty finger puppets and Star Wars inspired origami, you don't have to be a kid yourself to enjoy these paper projects. Sit down with your child and learn right alongside them. Whether you or your child has ever made an attempt to artfully fold paper before or not, you'll certainly find something on the level you're looking for here. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop!

Beginner Origami

Origami Cat Finger Puppets

These origami projects are aimed at younger children and people who do not consider themselves skilled crafters. It doesn't get any easier than this, making these crafts a very good place for beginners to start. Just because these projects say "beginner," though, it doesn't mean they're not impressive. You'd be surprised at how easy some beautiful origami can be.

Easy Origami for Older Children

Seaworthy Sticky Note Origami Narwhal

If your child is a little older and can handle more complicated instructions, these easy origami crafts are perfect. Still at a level first-timers can handle, these simple crafts offer slightly more of a challenge than the beginner origami. Whether you're looking for easy origami for your kids or yourself, you will absolutely be satisfied with these fun projects.

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