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Fun With Origami!



  • Arts
  • Language Arts


  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students complete hands-on activities that teach about origami, an Asian paper-folding art form.


Students will

  • define the word origami,
  • learn about the history of origami,
  • follow directions to complete origami projects.


Asia, art, Asian American, origami, paper folding, Japan

Materials Needed

  • teacher-selected library sources about origami or printouts from the sites listed in the lesson
  • one sheet of square paper per student
  • computers with Internet access (optional)

Lesson Plan

Extension: Have students make other origami projects using the directions from the sites mentioned above or these suggested sites:


Evaluate students' completed projects.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Fine Arts:

Language Arts: