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Easy Crafts for Kids: Origami Puppy

Origami is a fun and easy craft for kids to do. Paper is inexpensive, and children can spend a surprisingly long time folding paper into different shapes and then decorating their origami creations. So, in honor of my dog, Espen, my first endeavor into the art of folding paper is an origami puppy.

Step 1

Cut a piece of paper into a square.

Origami Puppy Step 1

Step 2

Fold the square in half from corner to corner.

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Origami Puppy Step 2

Step 3

Fold down one edge of the longest side to form the first ear.

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Origami Puppy Step 3

Step 4

Fold down the other edge of the longest side to form the second ear.

Origami Puppy Step 4

Step 5

Turn the paper over and fold down the middle section of the longest edge.

Origami Puppy Step 5

Step 6

Fold up the bottom point.

Origami Puppy Step 6

Step 7

Turn the origami puppy over.

Origami Puppy Step 7

If you or your kids want, you can also decorate the origami puppy as desired. Draw on a puppy face, or paint with child-safe paints. My personal favorite idea is to make a big daddy dog, a medium mama dog, and tiny puppy dog. Happy folding!

For more fun origami ideas, try my Origami Ghost Craft, Origami Pumpkin Craft, and Origami Bat Craft.

Image Credits

Origami Puppy Step 1 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 2 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 3 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 4 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 5 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 6 © 2011 Heather Johnson
Origami Puppy Step 7 © 2011 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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