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The closer we get to Christmas, the more expensive decorations become! But what’s December without a nice and bright house, full of cute ornaments on the tree, down the windows, and up the walls? If you’re already losing your calm planning for Christmas presents and parties, while trying to keep your kids busy, we have the perfect solution!
Here are the top 6 origami craft ideas that are easy to make, easy to source, and beautiful to behold! Not only will these origami crafts keep your children occupied but you’ll also end up having a wonderfully festive if a little messy, house!
Cool Christmas Origami Ideas
1. Santa Boots
Dashing through the snow comes Santa! Tell the kids they must ensure his feet are nice and warm. This easy foldable Santa boot achieves just that! Follow these origami Christmas ornaments instructions to make as many pairs as needed for your Christmas party. After all, there will be many little Santas who will need them!
- Origami paper – red or orange color
- For the white border of Santa’s boots, fold half an inch at the right side of the paper.
- Fold the red-side part of the paper on the outside in such a way that the white part is peeping lengthier than the red side.
- Turn the paper.
- Fold one-half of the paper and repeat the same process with the other half.
- Now fold the paper again from the creased line into one fold.
- Fold the one-thrid of the paper from the white strip side.
- Now, place the paper horizontally and make a slant fold. After folding it slantly, open then the folds of the folded portion. It should look like something in step 8.
- Now fold the square portion upwards and make another fold to the left. It should look something like in step10.
- On the newly folded portion, fold tiny edges of the two sides.
- Voila! your Santa boot is ready!.
2. Cute Christmas Hat
Think Christmas and a world full of bobbing red hats come to mind! Christmas hats are the life of every party and you can now make them at home. The steps closely resemble the paper boats that we all remember making every monsoon. Guide your kids through its easy procedure and you’ll soon see the living room transform into a hat-making factory!
- Origami paper – red or orange color
- Pom-pom – white (optional)
- Fold the whole origami paper into a triangle with a red-colored side on the top.
- Open the paper and see the crease on the white part. Now, fold both the parts so that they are meeting the crease in the center.
- Flip the paper to the other side.
- Now, fold the smaller triangular portion on the longer triangular potion. This time, the white folded will be visible.
- Open the fold and see the crease. Now make a small fold on the same side to meet the crease.
- Make another fold to meet the crease. This should look like a rectangular white strip.
- Now make another fold on the same right portion from the crease.
- Flip the paper over and open the top or right flap.
- Fold the bottom or left to meet the crease in the center.
- Now fold the top or right flap to the edge of the bottom or left flap.
- Flip the paper and place it vertically. Now fold down half of the top portion to make a slanting top of the cap.
- You can add a pom-pom on the tip of the slanted top if you want.
3. Christmas Tree
Have you already bought a big Christmas tree for the party but the kids want ones for their rooms as well? Help is at hand! All you need to figure out is how to make an origami Christmas tree and you can make as many as you need, as big or small as suitable! These also look terrific when you put them up as window and door decorations. Just follow the given steps and you are good to go.
- Origami paper – any color or pattern
- Lay the square paper with the colored side facing down. Now, fold the paper in half from edge to edge. Open the fold and make folds from edge to edge in another direction.
- Open the folds again and now fold it in half against the diagonals.
- Open all the folds with a white side on the front.
- Now that you see all the creases, make the folds again on both sides so that they meet at the bottom center. After the fold you made it should look something like a diamond.
- Flip the page over and repeat the same process on the other side.
- Open all the flaps and flatten the page. Now, take the outer edge and collapse the edges into the center.
- Repeat the same process for the other sides as well.
- Now, cut the bottom part of the paper using the scissor.
- Open out your origami, fold the edges and stand out your beautiful Christmas tree.
4. Wintry Snowflake
Christmas is here but there’s no snow! But you can still create a beautiful winter indoor with these easy snowflakes. This 6-step process involves cutting with scissors so make sure you oversee the craft. Once done, these snowflakes can be suspended from the ceiling, arranged near windows or decorated on the table. They are also a great idea for origami Christmas cards– nothing like a handmade card, right? You can also intertwine them with fairy lights for a stunning origami Christmas lights display. It’s a cold Christmas…brrr!
- Origami paper – mostly white and pastel colors
- Take the white square paper and fold it diagonally in half so that it makes a triangle.
- Fold it again diagonally and equally so that it again makes the triangle.
- Make another fold. This time, fold the right side diagonally to the left and similarly, fold the left side diagonally to the right. The edges do not need to align properly.
- Cut the extra edges off as shown in step-6.
- Make the desired shape of a snowflake with a pencil and cut out the shape.
- Open the paper and you will get the snowflake shape.
5. Christmas Tree
Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the winter festival celebrated all over the world. How come, we make origami crafts and do not create paper Christmas trees? This year, involve your kids in the craft of making Christmas trees on paper, which is very easy to make.
- Origami paper or Green card stock
- Colourful cardstocks
- Take a rectangular green cardstock and fold like an accordion in a zig-zag pattern.
- Take one end of the folded paper and staple it.
- Cut some small colourful paper stars and round ornaments and paste them on the tree.
6. Reindeer Bookmark
Reindeers are every kid’s joy. This easy craft is a popular among many to make during the time of Christmas. Let’s take a look at how to make the easy-peesy Christmas reindeer bookmark.
- Origami paper or card stock – brown colour
- Colourful small cardstocks
- Blue marker
- Fold a square brown origami paper diagonally into a triangle and crease it well.
- Fold the triangle into two equal triangles and crease it nicely.
- Now, fold the tip of the triangle to the bottom, making it look like a white square.
- You will see two brown triangles and one white triangle. Now, fold the right traingle towards the middle and repeat the process with the left. Crease the fold well and unfold.
- Now, fold the left and right corner towards the top, and crease well.
- Tuck the flaps in the pocket.
- You can make beautiful patterns using sparkle pens and crayons. Or if you want more details, you can cut two reindeer antlers, two small white circles for the eyes and one small red nose.
- Cut the shapes and glue them to the origami fold.
Do you have more craft ideas for this magical season? We’re thinking Christmas origami wreath, DIY origami star, origami Christmas box…the possibilities are endless!
Let’s share craft ideas and delight this Christmas – after all, it’s the season of sharing!