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
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
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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
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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
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