12.21.2012

Origami Cats and Dogs - Kindergarten

Here are directions for making origami cats and dogs!

I do these with kinders - it is a perfect introduction to folding. After we make one of each, as a class, I let the make as many as they can for rest of the class. I make sure to supply different sized paper - kids loving making families (mom, dad, baby, brother, sister) and markers to add eyes, noses, spots or stripes. Often the dogs end up with laser vision and purple eyes - it is hysterical.

For students that start to reach ultimate fun with cats and dogs I challenge them to make up different folds to make other animals. This year I got an elephant, turkey(picture above), spider, and some reindeer!

Dog:

Start with a square piece of paper.


Pick up one corner and pull diagonally across paper - match up corners and crease.


You should have a triangle. (make sure the long side of the triangle is at the top)


Pick up top corner - pull towards you and then down.


Crease.  Point of ear should hand off the dogs head.


Repeat with opposite corner.


This is where I stop with Kinders - but if you have awesome folders, try the next few steps!


To add extra detail - pull up top layer of dog's chin.


Pullup as far as desired - crease down.


Pick up top of triangle you just folded and bring down to meet folded edge.


You should get a tiny triangle - here is your dogs snout. 


Add some details!

Cat:

Start with a square piece of paper.


Pick up one corner and pull diagonally across paper - match up corners and crease.


You should have a triangle. (Make sure the long side of the triangle is at the top)


Pick up top corner, pull towards you and then up.


Crease down.


Repeat with opposite corner.




You can decorate this side or flip over.


Add some details!

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