Origami Dog

This year for summer school, we are traveling to a different place in the world. This week we went to Japan! We have been planning a fun art project each week. I decided what better chance to teach the kiddos a little origami!  I did do this with small groups.  I would recommend this because Ms. Nuckles ended up doing a lot of helping!  My advice would be to pull small groups to a table or have a helper (or 2) help out if doing this in whole group.  Let’s just say if I had a dollar for every time I had a 1st grader say, “Like this?  Like this Ms. Nuckles”!  It was fun!  We talked about what we would name the dogs.  They had a lot of fun with it and so did I!

Start out with a piece of construction paper.

Start out with a piece of construction paper.

Fold one corner over to make a giant triangle.

Fold one corner over to make a giant triangle.

Cut out the triangle.  (We had some extra time after we were finished and I let the kiddos make some bookmarks out of the piece we cut off)

Cut out the triangle. (We had some extra time after we were finished and I let the kiddos make some bookmarks out of the piece we cut off)

Point the triangle towards you like shown in the picture.

Point the triangle towards you like shown in the picture.

Fold down one side to make the first ear.

Fold down one side to make the first ear.

Do the same to the other side.

Do the same to the other side.

Flip the paper over and fold the tip back

Flip the paper over and fold the tip back to make the chin.

There is your dog!  Have the kids make a face on their dog.

There is your dog! Have the kids make a face on their dog.

I named mine Spot!  The kids had fun.

I named mine Spot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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