CRAFT: Origami fun
Want to do something different with your child's birthday invitations? How about an origami boat or windmill or fortune teller? These are also fun to make just-because. Here are the instructions
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Fold a boat

    Fold an A4 sheet of paper in half, and then in half again. Unfold the paper once so that you have an A5 size with a fold mark down the centre.

  • With the folded side furthest away from you, fold the top corners down to meet in the middle.
  • Fold the bottom flaps up. Slip your thumbs into the open side and pull the hat shape out to form a flat diamond shape.
  • Fold the bottom corner up to the top. Turn the diamond over and fold the other side up too. You should have a triangle.
  • With the open side towards you, slip your thumbs in and pull the triangle out to form a flat diamond shape.
  • Pull the top flaps out to the sides.

 Boat Origami template

To download a bigger version, right click on "Boat Origami template" and "save link as"


Fold a fortune teller

  • Fold a square piece of paper in half twice and unfold it again so that you are only left with the fold marks.
  • Fold each corner into the centre.
  • Turn the square over and fold the corners to the centre again.
  • Turn the square over again and push your thumbs and forefingers through the flaps.
  • Gently manipulate the paper to form the fortune teller.

Fortune Teller Origami template

To download a bigger version, right click on "Fortune Teller Origami template" and "save link as"


Make a windmill

  • On a square piece of paper, cut from the corners towards the centre. Do not cut all the way to the middle.
  • Bring each corner in to meet in the middle and secure the four corners with pin tack. Attach to a skewer stick.

 Windmill Origami template

 To download a bigger version, right click on "Windmill Origami template" and "save link as"

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