Do you love winters but can’t enjoy them to the fullest because your kids might catch a chill? Picture this: The winter season is finally here, and the heaviest snowfall has covered the backyard. Yet, you and your little ones are looking out of your window, hoping for sunlight to come and melt the ice away. While your neighbors have already made dozens of snowmen, it might still be too risky to go outside and play with your little ones.
Of course, when you’re stuck indoors during the winter seasons, your children will end up feeling restless. That said, it isn’t a good idea to let your kids play mindless video games or watch TV all day long. So, how about spending some time on a creative activity? How about trying some origami with your little one? Origami is an ancient art form with its roots embedded in Japan. In fact, with only a few basic winter origami ideas, you and your family can design crafts and have a fun time in the process.
Here are some ideas that you can consider here:
1. Origami Reindeer Bookmark
Every kid imagines riding a reindeer during the winter season. This easy craft is one of the most popular winter origami ideas, especially at Christmas. So, let’s look at how you and your kids can make this DIY Christmas reindeer bookmark.
- Blue marker
- Colorful small cardstocks
- Origami paper- brown color
How To Make It:
- Diagonally fold the square brown origami paper into a triangle.
- Next, fold it into two equal triangles.
- Now, grab the tip of the triangle and touch it to the bottom, making a white square.
- When folded, you will see one white triangle and two brown triangles.
- Next, fold the left and right triangles towards the middle, crease well, and unfold.
- Now, grab the right and left corners and fold them to the top.
- Next, you will be left with two flaps that you need to tuck.
- Next, you can cut two reindeer antlers, one small red nose, two white circles for eyes, or use sparkle crayons and pens to make your own design.
- Finally, Cut the shapes and glue them to the origami fold.
2. Origami Stars
The Christmas tree is the star of the show during the winter holiday seasons. So, consider making your Christmas tree extra special by placing some origami stars onto it. It is one of the most easy-to-make and straightforward winter origami ideas out there.
- Colorful cardstocks
- Origami paper or Green card stock
How To Make It:
- Grab a rectangular green origami paper or a cardstock and fold it in a zig-zag pattern.
- Now, staple one end of the folded paper.
- Then, grab your scissors and cut some round ornaments and papers stars.
- Finally, spread glue on the back of the stars and place them on your Christmas tree.
3. Origami Snowflakes
You might have bought a Christmas tree but may feel there is still something missing – snow! Don’t worry. You can still have a touch of winter inside your home with these easy-to-make origami snowflakes. It is one of the easiest winter origami ideas you can try with your family. It involves a six-step process. And once you’re done, you can suspend these snowflakes from the ceiling of your home. You can also stick them on your Christmas tree or attach them to your window panes. These origami snowflakes also make excellent decorative pieces for Christmas cards. You can attach these snowflakes to fairy lights for a stunning Christmas tree display.
- Pair of Scissors
- Origami paper-primarily white and pastel colors
How To Make It:
- Take plain white origami paper and fold it diagonally to form a triangle.
- Fold it again to form another triangle.
- Then, fold it for the third time. First, however, fold the left side diagonally to the right and fold the right side diagonally to the left.
- Next, trim the edges.
- Now, take your scissors and cut out the shape of a snowflake.
- Finally, unfold the entire paper, and you’ll be left with a beautiful origami snowflake.
4. Origami Christmas Tree
An origami Christmas tree will be ever-present in every list of winter origami ideas you go through online! It will look amazing when you put them up in your kids’ rooms. Here’s what you need to make it:
- Origami paper- any pattern and color
How To Make It:
- Please take out your origami paper and lay it on the floor, face down. Now, fold the from edge to edge.
- Next, unfold the paper and fold it again in the opposite direction.
- Unfold again and now fold it diagonally in halves.
- Unfold again and ensure that the white side of the paper is facing you.
- Now, fold the paper again on both sides so that the bottom of the paper meets its center. When you’ve folded it, your origami paper should form a diamond.
- Next, repeat the steps mentioned above on the other side.
- When finished, unfold the entire paper and lay it down flat on the floor. Now, collapse the edges.
- Repeat the same process on the opposite side of the origami paper.
- Next, take out your scissors and cut the bottom part of the paper.
- Finally, fold all the edges, and you’ll be left with a beautiful origami Christmas tree.
5. Cute Christmas Hat
When talking about the winter season, most people will see a world full of bobbing red hats! After all, Christmas hats are a must-have for any Christmas party. What’s more, making them is pretty straightforward. Think paper boats, but a few extra steps! So, involve your kids, and soon your home will transform into a hat-making factory!
- Pom-pom – any color
- Origami paper – orange or red color
How To Make It:
- Fold an origami paper diagonally with the red side facing the ceiling.
- Unfold the paper to form a crease.
- Now, fold both ends of the paper to align them with the center part of the crease.
- Next, turn your origami paper over.
- Then, fold the extended triangular potion onto the smaller triangular portion. Crease nicely and unfold.
- Now fold the small side so it aligns with the crease.
- Next, fold the paper again on the same right part from the crease
- Then, turn over and open the right or top flap.
- Fold the left or bottom to meet the center crease of the paper.
- Next, fold the right or top flap to the left flap or edge of the base.
- Turn the paper over and place it vertically. Now fold down the top part to make a slanting cap top.
- Additionally, you can attach a pom-pom to the top to make your hat look unique.
Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? If you follow the winter origami ideas mentioned above, your little ones will have a busy day creating Christmas trinkets. Not to mention, these origami trinkets can be kept for years if stored safely. So, you can take them out every year and reminiscence the dull winters that you and your children managed to turn into colorful and happening days.