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An Introduction to the Art of Folding Paper

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Origami for Kids
origami crown

Children will love learning how to make paper crowns for their favorite stuffed animals.

Dana Hinders

Origami can be a fun and educational activity for people of all ages. Children in Japan regularly begin learning origami at three or four years of age, but most children in the United States wait until they are between the ages of six and eight to begin learning the basics of paper folding.

Some of the more popular projects for children to fold include animals, dress up props such as paper crowns, and small paper toys. Origami projects for kids often include extra embellishments like Google eyes, glitter, or rhinestone stickers to add a bit of visual interest to the finished design.

Review our How to Make a Paper Toy in 15 Minutes or Less slideshow for a collection of kid-friendly origami projects.

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