When we started our CAMP MOM series I knew we needed plenty of quiet time activities for kids to do at home. We love adventure days and pool days as much as the next family. However, there’s always a need to spend days at home catching up on chores and basking in some downtime. That’s why we do quiet time for kids every day. And we’ve found origami for kids to be a fantastic activity!
Origami for Kids
When I started looking at how to do origami with kids, I was a bit overwhelmed by how complex so many origami books are. There are some great video tutorials online. If those work for you, great! Personally, I didn’t want any more screen time involved, particularly during our quiet time routine. Also, I’m a huge fan of activities I can walk through with my kids, or let them do independently. Kits provide a great option to do it together once, and then let kids enjoy independently.
Origami books for kids work well! You can definitely look at your library to make this free if you’re on a budget.
This was our first Origami for kids kit and it's fantastic for beginners!
Melissa & Doug does a great job sorting each origami project by level of difficulty. You can start with beginner and progress with slightly more advanced options. It makes it really easy to help kids feel confident and learn how to fold with easy projects.
Also, it comes with 38 Stickers, and 40 Origami Papers. My kids really enjoyed adding the cute stickers (like eyes and noses) to finish each fold.
I love that this origami set has a huge variety or projects! As much as we love origami animals, it's fun to fold a rocket ship or house too. There's a ton of projects in this set (54 projects) with 118 sheets of paper in this set.
Also, there's often a coupon to clip to make this set a great deal!