Paper airplanes–fun, fun, fun! Just don’t throw it into somebody’s eye. Of course there are many variations, all with varying performance levels. Intructions for this one on Youtube.
This triangle isn’t much to look at, but it can actually be trained to tip all by itself! Don’t believe me? Make one yourself and you’ll see. The gimmick is very simple, but my kids loved hearing me talk to the triangle–giving instructions and encouraging it to tip over. Small kids will get a kick […]
I like this goofy-looking hat as something silly to dress up a volunteer. Instructions are here. Follow the instructions through step 13.
These shirts are really cute and can be customized with whatever printed paper you choose. They are a little tricky, but if you persist, the payoff will be moderate. Big promises, eh? Directions at this location.
This little frog is fun to play with. You can actually make him jump. This would be a good craft to do with older kids when learning about the 10 plagues in Egypt. Instructions on Youtube.
Here’s an easy origami butterfly. It looks like it’s fluttering when you toss it up in the air and let it float down. Instructions here.
Here we have a fun Samurai hat that can be made in all sizes–big enough for a child, or small enough for their little stuffed buddy. It’s a fun hat to use for silly dress-up. Once you get the hang of this hat, you can crank them out pretty quick! Here are the directions.
This cup is cool because you can use it to make your own prop, and you can actually drink out of it. Way cool! The directions can be found here.
This nifty little box can be made to hold a prop, cradle candies, or whatever alternative purpose you can find for it. Incidentally, it also makes a good binky holder.
Here we have Queen Mommy modeling the royal origami crown. That stern face is telling you that you’d better eat your veggies–or else! The directions for the crown can be found here. While the instructions say to use eight triangles, I had to reduce it to six (five would have been even better). It probably […]
Instant puppet–just fold paper and voila–a bird-like friend! This guy is fun to play with, and would be very simple to teach kids so that they can have their own puppet. For the one in the picture, I used an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper. It was a little large for me to […]
The directions for this cute and easy Pikachu are here (use the rabbit instructions) and here (how to decorate it). I suspect that any child who is into Pokémon would really love to get this cute little bundle of papery-goodness from you.
Get your inner ninja on with these awesome paper throwing stars. Makes a great clown weapon! If you use a metallic paper, it makes them slightly more impressive. Directions–bear with the kid; he’s trying his best.
I don’t know why this is called a cootie catcher. Do you? The way you set this up is to write one word on each of the outside flaps, numbers on the inside flaps, and fortunes or sayings inside the number flaps. You know what…just go find a middle-school-aged girl…she’ll tell you what to do. […]
I’m putting up some origami posts from my old clown blog. Origami is fun, kids enjoy it, and you can make some things that are actually useful or just fun to play with. So, without further ado… If you’ve ever been a boy, you will know what this is. You simply hold the bottom corners […]