Friday, June 22, 2018

How to Make Origami Robots

We love origami crafts!  There's something about seeing a piece of paper transform step-by-step into something really magical.  Recently we made these origami robots and I thought they were so cute that I had to share them here!  If your kid likes transformers or robots, this is the perfect paper craft for you.

How to Fold an Origami Robot


How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!



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We've recently been traveling and so I got my son a 2018 Origami Calendar.  They are so fun because they have a new series of origami instructions for each day of the year. (You don't need to buy any paper because you use the calendar pages to fold the instructions.  Cool, right?)   My son loves his calendar and he's always showing me his fun origami creations.

The directions for today's origami robot are a slightly modified set of instructions designed by Marc Kirschenbaum.  (You can see all his origami work here.)

Step-by-Step Instructions for Folding an Easy Origami Robot

Grab your Sharpie Markers and Origami Paper. (We love this Daiso kind because there are a ton of colors AND your paper sheets all have white on one side and color on the other.  Some of the cheaper brands seem to only have the same color on both sides.)

1.  Place your sheet of paper color side up.  Fold it in half.  Open up the paper.

2.  Fold up your two bottom corners like this.
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

3.  Flip your paper over.
4.  Then, fold up the corners like so:
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!


5.  Pull out the two bottom corners like so:  (Now you have a white sideways square/ diamond shape on top.)
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

6.  Fold down the top bit like so:
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

7.  Flip it over.
8.  Then, fold down the two top corners like so:
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

9.  Flip it over like so:
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

10.  Use both hands and lift up the white diamond (sideways square) and fold it upwards so you get this when you press down:  (This seems tricky, but only fold up/flip up the top white square layer of your origami.) 

How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

11.  Flip it over and it will look like this:

How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

12.  Fold down the two top sides and fold up the two sides of the little legs.

How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

13.  Fold down the top pointy corner.


How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!


14.  Flip it over so it looks like this:
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

15.  Fold up the triangle that you folded down before.  (Not on the same fold line as before.  Fold slightly above to create a face.)
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

16.  Fold down the pointy top to create a head.
How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

17.  Grab your Sharpies and doodle all your robot details!

(Or, you can also turn it into Captain Underpants Origami too!)

Soooo cute!

If you liked this fun origami craft, check out the links below for more easy ideas:



Happy making, friends!


How to Fold Origami Robots- Step-by-step instructions included for this easy craft!

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