The kids on YouTube have been asking me to show how to make a paper dress for aaaages now. Finally, I have had a chance to take a look at this classic origami pattern for kids and show you how to make it!! I would say that this is an easy Origami Dress for kids.. BUT it totally depends on the age group and whether they have made origami before. If they are 100% confident with patterns like our Origami Dog and Origami Whale and are looking for the next challenge then this is the right Origami Dress Pattern for you. The folds essentially are easy, there are just a few more AND you do need to be able to follow instructions carefully. This is post is literally JUST about how to make an origami dress..
I will share a couple of ideas of what you can do with these darling paper dresses in subsequent posts! But I can give you one clue already.. wouldn’t these paper dress be perfect for a Mother’s Day card? A little Mother’s Day Origami pattern?!
You may also like how we turned it into a POP UP CARD for Mother’s Day, Weddings and Prom days!
POP UP Dress Card – just darling!
DIY Origami Dress – Materials
- one square piece of paper (we used 15cm x 15cm)
Any paper will do, but thinner origami paper will be easier to fold. I would NOT use construction paper as it can be hard to get neat edges with it. Printer paper is perfectly adequate.
Using plain white printer paper, combined with some lace, makes a perfect little Origami Wedding Dress don’t you think? It would look adorable on a DIY Wedding Card!
OPTIONAL: things to decorate with – e.g.
- scissors & glue for adding embellishments
How to Make an Origami Dress
Remember: always practice with scrap paper first!
What do you think? Aren’t they adorable? I can’t wait to show you some of our on going crafts using these super cute Paper Dresses!
In the meantime.. do check out the remaining Easy Origami For Kids Ideas!