Is there anything you want to do instead of watching TV or staring at screens all the time? Pick up one of these fun origami kits and books and let your kids be creative and learn how to solve problems at the same time, as well.
He used to sit next to his grandma and watch her hands carefully as she made beautiful cranes out of paper that was flat and plain. This is what he remembers. People didn’t have the Internet back then, so they didn’t have tutorial videos to look at or follow. She was able to remember everything. Mind-boggling for a young person to turn a simple piece of paper into a beautiful three-dimensional model was not something I thought I could do when I was that age.
Origami vs Screens
These days, with modern communication tools and screens all around us, we are constantly being shown and heard. When was the last time you sat down and made something? Here’s a thought: When you’re stuck at home and can’t think of anything to do with the kids, try paper crafts. You can get one of these origami kits or books and teach your kids how to make paper crafts like this.
In origami, you fold paper in a unique way. While it may have come from Japan, it’s easy to see how it quickly spreads among kids. Acting like you are making something out of a piece of paper can be a lot of fun, and it can be very inspiring and satisfying. As they take each step, they are building something new and exciting. In the end, they will enjoy the sweet fruits of their labor. People can touch, see, and even play with the model. People who don’t buy plastic toys that aren’t good for the environment might even save money and help the environment, too. Help them build their own.
Paper Monsters: 50 Cool Papertoys You Can Make Yourself! by Brian Castleforte
There are 50 types of cars: It comes with paper: YES (pre-scored, easy-to-fold designer templates, just pop-out, fold and glue)
It’s not quite origami, but it’s still fun to make paper toys. It’s easy for kids to cut out their monsters, fold them, and glue them together to make fun 3-D characters with these fully colored ready-to-print sheets. The book has 50 cool paper toys made by 25 of the best paper toy designers in the world. With so many different models, it’s going to be a lot of fun to make and then play with these paper toys.
Easy Origami over 30 simple projects by John Montroll [BS]
Number of styles: 30 Paper: Not at all.
This is where we start again. It’s easy to see how this could be a best-selling book. If you want to start making origami, this is a must-have book for you to start with! To get them excited, start with 30 simple projects that they can do right away. These easy-to-follow models will help them learn the skills they need to work on more difficult models later on, so they can do that. There are a few things you’ll need to make origami. We recommend colorful folding paper and you can buy square and rectangular origami-quality paper online when you buy the book.
Origami for Kids: 20 Projects to Make Plus 100 Papers to Fold by Mila Bertinetti Montevecchi
How many types of cars are there? It comes with paper: YES (100 papers)
When you make origami, it doesn’t have to be dull and dry. With design papers that are both colored and black and white that your kids can color in, your kids can start right away and get their models ready in no time. All in all, there are twenty projects that are both interesting and easy to make. You can choose from them. Do you want to play with bunnies? Do you want to play with crabs? Do you want to play with dogs? 5 to 7-year-olds will find it even easier because the fold lines are already on the design paper. You can leave them to do the work for you!
It doesn’t end there. You will find QR codes in the papers that you can scan with your mobile devices to get to video tutorials right away if you get stuck with any of the models. These easy to follow videos will show you how to do each of the different projects in a way that you can see. Definitely a great book for kids. Strong but easy to fold, the paper makes nice creases and points. There is a QR code on the first instruction page of a project. If you don’t know how to do a step, you can scan it and watch a short video that shows how to do it.
My First Origami Kit: Origami Kit with Book, 60 Papers, 150 Stickers, 20 Projects by Joel Stern [BS]
How many types of cars are there? It comes with paper: YES (60 papers, 150 stickers)
One of the best books for people who are new to origami, especially for kids, is Stern’s My First Origami Kit. It teaches kids how to fold things. It comes with special origami paper for 22 different projects. Depending on the subject, the paper is decorated on both sides. For example, if you want to make a picture of a duck, you might use feathers, metal plates, or scales. Birds, beasts, vehicles and animals are also other models (Penny Penguin, Sea Surfer, Caramel Bear, Magic Box and Hugo Pig). As soon as you’re done with the project, your kids can start an origami animal zoo. It’s our favorite toy to open and close its arms because it talks, but not literally. That’s not all, there are also 150 stickers that are very detailed and can be used to decorate projects. It’s time to finish off your animals, birds, and other creatures with things like eyes, ears, paws, and so on.
My First Origami Animals Kit from Joel Stern comes with 60 papers and 180 stickers, plus 17 projects. It also comes with more than 180 stickers and 17 different projects.
Gamenote Colorful Kids Origami Kit 54 Projects
54 different types of cars It comes with paper: YES (118 double sided origami papers)
For people who want to make things with origami, the Gamenote Origami Kit is the best thing for them. There are more of these down the list. Instead of books, they are kits. The kit comes with folding paper and a booklet with how-to instructions. Prints are on both sides of the paper for making things, in full color. Together, kids can make 54 different origami models, which is more than enough for them to make. When it comes to the instructions, they’re shown in color to make it even easier for you to follow. With this origami kit, you can start having fun right away. You can make bright and colorful things.
Origami Extravaganza! Folding Paper, a Book, and a Box by Tuttle Publishing [BS]
There are 38 different types of cars. It comes with paper: YES (162 high quality origami papers)
This kit comes with ready-to-fold origami paper. Take them out of the box, pick one of the 38 projects from the book, and you’re off! In this book, there are both traditional and modern origami models. They cover a wide range of subjects, from flowers and animals to containers and party designs. The book is good for both adults and kids because it has clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams that are easy to follow. A simple swan is one of the projects. There are also flamingos, dandelion blossoms, pine trees, a cup, a classic box with a lid, a fox puppet, and more.
Papertoy Glowbots: 46 Glowing Robots You Can Make Yourself! 46 projects by Brian Castleforte
Number of styles: 46 It comes with paper: YES (pre-scored, easy to fold designer templates; pop-out, fold and glue)
There are glow-in-the dark stickers that come with the book, but we agree that they’re just for show. Anything that gets kids off their phones and doing something productive is good for us. In the Papertoy Blogbots set, there are 46 different robots that you can make and play with. They can also be lit up with flashlights, battery-powered Christmas tree lights, or battery-powered tea lights, making them even more fun. All they have to do is open the card, fold, and glue the paper toy. The cards have a lot of color and fun designs on them to finish the paper toys.
Animal Origami for the Enthusiast: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 900 Diagrams 25 Original Models by John Montroll
More than twenty-five different types of cars Paper: Not at all.
Origami expert John Montroll has made 25 paper animal sculptures that are a little more difficult to make than the ones above. The book has 25 intricately detailed paper folding projects in it. Angelfish, walrus, turtle, eagle, raccoon, antelope and more are some of the animals that look like they’re real. Each step is shown in detail, and there are hundreds of diagrams. This book will help you get those 25 new and interesting projects started!
Japanese Origami Kit for Kids: 12 Original Origami Projects 12 Models by Michael G. LaFosse
The number of models: There are 12. It comes with paper: YES (92 colourful folding paper)
Some of the Japanese classics and more advanced modular origami are shown in this book for kids. LaFosse also shows them how to make some of these things. The book is easy to follow and simple enough for kids to start. It will help them learn how to play. Japanese good luck boxes, lotus blossoms, koi fish, cranes, and more are some of the things that come out. Use the origami paper that comes with it to finish your project. A dozen different patterns and colors are available on each side of these paper.
Genuine Japanese Origami, Book 1: 33 Mathematical Models Based Upon (the square root of) 2 by Jun Maekawa
Number of models: There are 33 of them Paper: Not at all.
If you want to learn how to fold animals big and small, this is the first book from Japan that comes to the US. It’s very easy to make everything from bugs and plants to animals and even mythical creatures like the Chinese Phoenix and Pegasus by following simple geometric and mathematical rules. Insects and animals in the sea are our favorite things to look at, though. These include dragonflies, floral egg crabs, golden beetles, praying mantises, tortoises, swallowtail butterflies, silver toads, fish, and a lot of other things.