Origami Santa

There is something magical about the winter months that just want me to stay indoors and get crafty with or without my children. Doing the activities for advent is a wonderful excuse (as if I needed one) for getting crafty with my children.


K is loves doing Origami, and of course living in Japan means that she has plenty of access to paper and instructions. She has used origami to make cards, but Santa is one she’s particularly enjoying. Possibly, because it is so easy to make, she has now memorised the instructions.

Aren’t they just so cute on the tree?

Step 1
Place the paper Right Side Up (RSU), fold over a small strip bottom edge, showing the wrong side (WS).


Step 2
Fold the paper in half, right sides together, then open up.


Step 3
Turn the paper over (WSU) , fold two corners into the centre of the paper.


Step 4
Fold again by aligning the slant edge with the centre.


Step 5
Fold from the bottom edge up, the fold line should be about 1/3up from the bottom.


Step 6
Turn over, fold the arm back in line with the slanted edge,


Then using a pleat fold, fold it back towards the front.


Step 7
Fold down the corners to create hands.


Step 8
Turn over and draw the face.


“Ho Ho Merry Christmas”

I’d love to see your finished results!

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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