Monday, July 16, 2018

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws

Ever think about making paper claws? Do you have a kid who loves Wolverine, cats, or monsters?  Then today's origami craft is for you!  We're taking a short departure from my typical uber-cute and colorful origami projects for some more ferocious ones.  RAWR! As a mom of two boys, our home is constantly the sight of roughhousing.   Both had a blast pretend fighting* with these easy-to-fold claws.  So grab two sheets of paper and let's get folding! 

 (*And let's be honest, real fighting too... ack!  Summertime shenanigans currently abound over here...)


How To Fold Origami Paper Claws in 10 Steps

(Super, super easy and only requires 2 sheets of notebook paper!)

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!







How To Make Paper Claws with Kids

First, let's cut our paper into 8 equal rectangles:


1.  Grab 2 sheets of paper and a pair of scissors.  (One sheet of paper will make 8 claws.  If you want enough to make 10 claws, you'll need 2 sheets of paper.)

2.  Fold a paper in half lengthwise.  (Hot dog way- as my son calls it.)

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

3.  Fold it in half again.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

4.  Fold it in half again.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!


5. Unfold it again and you'll have 8 equally sized rectangles (for 8 claws.)  Cut along the lines to make 8 tiny rectangles.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!


Now let's fold some claws!

Grab one of your tiny rectangles.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

6.  Fold it in half and then unfold.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

7. Fold down the upper left corner of the paper so that it touches the middle fold.  Then, fold the right bottom corner up so that it also touches the middle fold.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

8.  Mountain fold your paper along the middle (fold made in step 6).
How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

It should look like this now.
How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

9.  Fold the back flap over the front.

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

10.  Fold the other flap over the front.
How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

And it should look like this.   
(There will be an opening right where my finger is pointing.  Stick your finger in it to make a claw. )
How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!

Repeat this 4 or 9 more times to give yourself a whole hand or two hands worth of claws!

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!


RAWR!

Looking for more Fun Origami Crafts?

Check out the links below!

Looking for more Crafts to Encourage Imaginative Play*?

*aka fighting... ack!

Happy making, friends!

How to Fold Origami Paper Claws- For Cosplay, monster costume, cat costume, Wolverine costume- Super easy for all kids to make!




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