Try to make Christmas Origami

Why do not you decorate with origami at Christmas?

Do you know origami?

Origami is a traditional Japanese activity that creates works of animals and plants by folding paper. Especially crane is famous. Recently it has gained much attention in the world and is very popular! It seems that origami artists are not only in Japan but around the world.
Origami is popular for young children. It is said that Origami is good for children’s manual dexterity, concentration, concentration, and creativity. I often made an origami in childhood, too. Also, in recent years it has been used for prevention of dementia in the elderly.

I tried to make Christmas Origami!

I made origami after a long time. Many types of origami paper are sold in a 100 yen shop, then I used them.

Now, it is Christmas soon! I tried to make a Christmas origami this time. I will show you how to make it. However, I’m clumsy with fingers so I could not make it neatly, sorry!

★Santa Claus

It’s a small and easy Santa. I draw a face!

① Fold a piece of paper as the picture shows
② Fold back the top of the red part
③ Fold back further as the picture shows
④ Fold the bottom part up to the top line

⑤ Fold back the bottom part further as the picture shows
⑥ Flip it over
⑦ Fold both ends like the picture
⑧ Fold both ends toward the center line

⑨ Fold the red and white part further as the picture shows
⑩ Fold back the tip of the above folded part. Do the same on the other side.
⑪ Fold the corners of the white square part inside
⑫ Flip it over. Let’s draw a face!

Reference : ORIGAMI CLUB

★Santa boots

Plane Santa boots

It’s easy Santa boots.

I made a mistake of making this origami many times. The paper of the picture has many creases…Sorry.

① Make a crease
② Fold back the left end
③ Fold each the top and bottom part up to the center line
④ Fold further in half

⑤ Make a crease as the picture shows
⑥ Unfold and flatten as the picture shows
⑦ Fold the bottom square part up
⑧ Fold on the center line and fold a little the two corners. Finish!

Solid Santa boots

It’s easy solid boots!

① Fold a piece of paper as the picture shows
② Do the same on the other side
③ Turn both bottom parts of the paper
④ Fold further the left part as the picture shows

⑤ Fold further the right part as the picture shows
⑥ Roll the paper and shape in a cylinder as the picture shows
⑦ Insert the top and bottom ends
⑧ Pull out the crease on the other side and finish

Reference (Japanese only)
plain : イクメンパパの子育て広場 折り紙のサンタブーツの折り方!簡単で平面作り方はコレ♪
solid : イクメンパパの子育て広場 サンタブーツの折り紙!立体で簡単な折り方はコレ♪

★Christmas tree

It’s a pretty small tree! This origami uses scissors and glue.

① Make a crease like the picture and fold to make a triangle
② Fold to make a triangle again
③ Take the top layer, open it up and flatten to make a square
④ Do the same on the other side

⑤ Take the top layer and put your fingers as the picture shows
⑥ Unfold and flatten as the picture shows
⑦ Do the same on other 3 sides
⑧ This is the state after repeating 4 times

⑨ Cut the white part of the picture
⑩ Fold in half
⑪ Make tiny cuts like 3 dotted lines of the picture
⑫ Unfold. And cut the top part as the picture shows.

⑬ Fold up the parts cut in No.11 as the picture shows
⑭ Do the same on other 7 sides
⑮ This is the state after repeating 8 times
⑯ Unfold the top part and finish

This can stand, but maybe you can try the flowerpot of the tree!

Reference : (Japanese only)
セツの折り紙処 折り紙でクリスマスツリーの折り方!一枚立体的な簡単な作り方

★ Star

This origami uses 5 sheets of papers and glue. You can make a big star.

① Make a crease like the picture
② Fold the lower right and lower left sides along the center line
③ Fold the upper right and upper left sides along the center line
④ Fold in half to the outside

⑤ Make a crease like the dotted line of the picture
⑥ Unfold along the crease
⑦ Turn over and fold the triangle part in half
⑧ Unfold and flatten the inside as the picture shows

⑨ Pull the inside overlapping part out
⑩ Use 5 sheets of papers and repeat the same for 5 times
⑪ Put some glue on the dotted part, that was pulled out in No.9, and put it in the solid line part of other sheets
⑫ Do the same on the other side. Repeat the same for 5 times to make a big star.

Reference : (Japanese only)
ポッチャリータイムズ 【クリスマス】折り紙でオーナメントの作り方は簡単!?

It might be fun to make origami with children. Have a nice holiday!

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rice (Japanese OL)

Japanese OL. (OL means “office lady”. Women who work in offices.) I was born in a rural part of  Kanagawa prefecture (near Tokyo ) in the latter half of the 1980s. I was raised in Kanagawa and live and work in Tokyo now. I live with my husband. I study English by writing this blog!

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