Origami is not only a great way to get your kids away from the Playstation, X-Box and computer, but it will also improve their mathematical thinking and cognitive development. It looks tricky but really it's a just a logical series of folds. This origami fish is pretty easy.
Number of players:
What you need:
- 1 x square of origami paper (approx 23cm x 23cm is ideal)
Fold the square on the diagonal. Unfold.
With the square on the table at 45 degrees, so it's a diamond shape, and using your first fold as the centre line, fold both sides to the middle.
Fold it in half to behind (mountain fold) i.e. take the pointy end and fold it back to meet the other tip.
Squash fold both upper and lower sides (see video).
Mountain fold the back layer behind, (see video) so that you have a long kite shape with two layers.
Mountain fold the point.
Fold the kite shape in half: you should now have a rough fish shape.
Fold back two points to make the fins on either side (see video).
Fold up the tip of the 'tail.'
- Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.
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