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Today was art day and we made these cute Father’s Day cards. Since the kids and I also happen to be doing a mini Japan unit, we decided to try out origami.
I found a tutorial for making the origami shirts here and cut out the shirt papers, ties, and other pieces ahead of time.
Here’s how to make a Origami Father’s Day Card shirt:
|Start with a piece of 4×6 paper
|Fold edges to center
|Fold the top half inch down
|Fold another half inch but toward the opposite side
|Fold the top corners in until they just touch
|Fold the bottom up and tuck it under the shirt collar
|Open it back up and fold back the lower corners
using the middle fold mark as a guide.
|Fold the bottom back up and tuck in. A shirt! 🙂
|Add a tie. Of course.
The kids helped as much as they could and glued the tie on. It turned out pretty well! The kids decorated and wrote on the inside.
Since the kids had a hard time folding, we also did this quick ladybug origami because it was a bit easier for their little hands. Find the directions for folding here.
Origami seems to be a fun and simple craft for the kids and I think we’ll try more in the future!