Sweet Pea is 5 years old.
Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and make a crease in it, which can be tricky for a for a small child. If your tot struggles with this, then start with something like Kumon Let’s Fold book.
- A medium sized sheet of origami paper. (Origami paper is perfectly square and usually colored on only one side. You can find it at Micheal’s or another craft store, but you can also make your own out of wrapping paper.)
- As usual, make sure you practice this so you are comfortable making it before you show your tot how to do it.
Observations: I love origami and am excited that Sweet Pea has taken an interest in it too.
It took a few tries, but she can make the cat (and the dog) without any help from me now.
This activity is highly recommended for kindergartners and older children.
Notes from the Trenches: The most difficult part of this model is creating the ears in step #3. Fold each of them up from the center triangle, making sure to leave some space between them.
Rating: 3 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Frugal)