Fun Paper Folding Activities for Kids

  • 01 of 08

    FUN PAPER FOLDING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

    Paper Folding Activities for Kids
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    Simple paper folding crafts for kids are a great activity and one of our favorite boredom busters.  Paper folding is a craft that can be done independently or in a group and it can be done quietly or with lots of noise so it's very versatile.  There are also different levels of skill for paper folding so you can pick projects perfect for different age ranges.  Since paper folding can be done quietly, it's a particularly fabulous way to have children utilize down time when the noise level...MORE is an issue.  Origami, or paper folding, is a wonderful way for kids to strengthen memory,  hand-eye coordination and realize how important it is to follow directions.  

    Here are some fun paper folding activities that are easy to teach and fun for kids, too!

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  • 02 of 08

    PULL TAB NOTE

    PULL TAB NOTE
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    One of our favorite paper folding activities is making a pull tab note.  The fabulous thing about this activity is that it teaches your child to fold notes with letters written inside.  Have your kids take a break from electronic devices and have them write a note and then fold it up into a pull tab.  I bet your kids won't be able to write just one note, proving that this activity will get your child writing and having fun with paper!

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  • 03 of 08

    PULL TAB NOTE SUPPLIES

    Pull Tab Note Supplies
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    For this paper folding activity, all you need is a blank piece of 8.5 x 11 paper and a pencil or pen to write the note.  

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  • 04 of 08

    FOLDED PAPER CUP ACTIVITY

    Folded Paper Cup Craft
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    This activity is super cool because the cup made out of a piece of paper actually holds water for a little while, at least!  This would make a great activity for a birthday party; kids could make their own single use cup and then use it....quickly, of course.

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  • 05 of 08

    FOLDED PAPER CUP ACTIVITY SUPPLIES

    FOLDED PAPER CUP
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    You only need a piece of paper for this folded paper cup project!  You can use construction paper, printer paper or even notebook paper. 

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  • 06 of 08

    FOLDED NOTE ACTIVITY

    Folded Note Activity
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    This folded note activity is another version of the pull tab note that we featured earlier.  Once again, a great way to get kids writing and having fun with paper!

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  • 07 of 08

    FOLDED NOTE ACTIVITY SUPPLIES

    Folded Note Supplies
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    Grab a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 paper for this activity.  You can use notebook paper, copy paper or lined paper.  

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  • 08 of 08

    MORE SIMPLE ORIGAMI ACTIVITIES

    Simple Origami Activities
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    If your child is interested in learning how to make more folded shapes, then check out the origami tutorials on Kids Activities Blog including how to make an origami boat, an origami shark bookmark, a blinking origami eyeball, and origami dog, and more!