Kai-lan Paper Origami

Kai-lan Paper Origami

Origami ideas for small hands. Help your preschooler crease and fold their way to making a panda, tiger, grasshopper, or flower garden.

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Kai-lan Paper Origami

Craft Features

Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
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Ages: 3-6

Materials

Directions

  1. Step 1: Make printouts

    Print out the origami templates and instructions that you want to use. You can choose from a panda, tiger, grasshopper, or flower.

  2. Step 2: Crease and fold

    Follow the instructions provided with the printable. Origami is basically a series of creases and folds. These origami pieces have a limited number of easy-to-follow steps that make origami child's play.

  3. Step 3: Add a face

    For the animal origami, let your preschooler draw on the faces to bring them to life.

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