Learning Origami With The Girls

I’ve been learning Origami with the girls after the Mr picked up an Origami tricks book for Eva. I remembered spotting Origami paper in the craft section & picked up 2 packs of 120 coloured square sheets of paper. The girls love sitting and making things and Origami seemed something fun but easy to clear up after. Win!

Fortune tellers were something everyone could make when I was at school & I remember spending hours making and playing with them. The book showed how to make Fortune Tellers amongst other things & I made one to show Eva. She was really interested in making a ship’s wheel. The Mr sat with her and helped her a little bit and she soon proudly presented her ships wheel.

Ship's wheel origami

Izzy wanted me to make a frog she found in the book so I gave it a go. Feeling pleased with my first attempt I made a second one as Izzy wanted her frog to have a sister. She spent a whole morning playing with the frogs, making them hop & flip everywhere.

Frog Origami



Origami Animals

After making the frogs I decided I wanted to learn more Origami tricks so had a look around for some tutorials. I ended up making a cat & a dog whilst Izzy & the Mr went shopping haha! The cat most definitely needs improving but the dog didn’t turn out too bad. Izzy was impressed at least when she returned to find them lined up on the arm of the sofa waiting for her!

Cat Origami

Dog Origami



There are so many Origami tutorials online from book animals, bookmarks, characters, flowers and more! We ended up making a ladybird and bookmarks too. In just one day we managed to make quite a few different things.

Origami Makes

I love how simple some of these are to make and can see us having fun learning new Origami makes for quite some time. Such a cheap and fun activity to do with the kids!


Have you learnt Origami before? What I your best make to date?



    These look brilliant. I'll be keeping a note of this for when Little Miss OMG is a bit older. Alan Herbert recently posted...Dear Sky (A break up letter)My Profile

    Alan Herbert | 7 years ago Reply

      Thank you! Definitely do it's so much fun especially the hopping frogs! We have a family of them now hopping all over the flat 🙊😂

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    I remember a friend made me one of those hopping frogs at primary school, I was so impressed! The only origami thing that I can make is a bird with flapping wings which is quite impressive but it's the only thing I've ever been able to master, I just can't follow instructions! Jennifer recently posted...Those Sainsbury's Lego cardsMy Profile

    Jennifer | 7 years ago Reply

      Oh wow do you have a tutorial for the flapping bird? I struggle with the instructions but youtube videos have been a big help!

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    Origami is a great activity for kids. I have been folding since I was about 8 years old. It really is amazing the different things you can make in Origami these days. It’s so hard to pick a favorite. Maybe a dwarf or dragon?

    Russell Wood recently posted...Pretty in pink – an origami flamingo!My Profile

    Russell Wood | 7 years ago Reply

      We are still looking up new things to make! Origami is such a fun activity :)

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

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