In Quarantine? Here are 10 Easy Origami Projects For Kids

Stuck at home and need something entertaining and educational for kids?

Here are 10 Easy Origami projects that kids (or adults) can enjoy making in small groups or by themselves.

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Origami is the perfect activity to do with kids at home during self isolation or quarantine. All you need is some paper and maybe some decorations to make it extra fun.

Whether you’re at home with the kids or practicing social distancing or self-isolation, origami will help to pass the time, give you something entertaining as well as a little challenging to complete.

So which origami models should you fold? Here at, we have compiled this top ten list of origami to fold while in quarantine.

10 Origami Models to Fold in Quarantine

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1. Fortune Teller

The origami fortune teller, sometimes called a cootie catcher. This easy origami model can be used in a fortune telling game.

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2. Crane

The origami crane is probably the most well-known origami model in existence. The story of a thousand cranes is popular in Japan and around the world.

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3. Lotus Flower

A unique and beautiful origami flower, the lotus or water lily. This origami flower can be folded with a napkin, making it a great party trick.

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4. Masu Box

Endlessly useful, easy to fold and fun to make too. The origami Masu box is one origami model that is easy to commit to memory.

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5. Jumping Frog

A lot of you will remember folding these origami frogs and racing them with your friends at school.

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6. Finger Puppets

Origami finger puppets are fun and easy to make, after you have made them, you can make a little play with the puppets!

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7. Swan

The majestic swan, one of the simplest and oldest origami models.

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8. Hat

Remember making these from newspaper? You must have grown up in the nineties!

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9. Water Balloon

These satisfying origami water balloons can actually be used as water balloons! Now they are more popular as decorations to hang on a string or over lights.

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10. Heart

Origami hearts get more popular around February but are quick and easy to make and use for cards or to leave in your crush’s bag!

Looking for more challenging models?

Head over to and check out some more intermediate origami tutorials in mostly video tutorial format.

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