10 Christmas Origami Projects

Easy Christmas origami projects for kids and adults

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    Spend Your Next Snow Day Making Origami

    Three origami Christmas trees
    Jo Nakashima

    Whether you're decorating for the holidays or looking for Christmas origami projects to make  with your kids, we've got all the ideas you need here. You can bring these projects out of storage each year and they will remind you of the fun you had making them together with friends and family.

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    Origami Santa

    Two origami Santas
    Chrissy Pk

    These cute origami Santas are great to make with your kids. Give them different expressions and decorate them with markers, stickers, and pom-poms.

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    Christmas Tree Card

    Two origami Christmas tree cards, one with a blue and other orange background.
    Chrissy Pk

    These easy-to-make origami Christmas trees can be used to make handmade cards, tree ornaments, paper garland, or stand on their own as a decoration for the mantle. Make them in different sizes and shades of green for a festive display.

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    Fox Box

    Gold origami fox box with pink peony.
    Chrissy Pk

    This beautiful origami fox box, made from three sheets of square paper, is one of the easier models to start with. You can make it using different colors and textures of paper. These origami boxes can be used as gift boxes or hung up as pretty Christmas tree ornaments.

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    Lucky Stars

    Origami lucky stars bowl with several dozen origami stars inside.
    Paper Kawaii

    These cute little origami lucky stars are easy (and addictive) to make. They are made using strips of paper––strips of Christmas wrapping paper or colored printer paper work well. They look great threaded onto strings and hung up around the house or on the Christmas tree. You can also stick these onto cards or use one as the star on top of an origami Christmas tree.

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    Star Dish

    Yellow origami star dish with colorful covering.
    Chrissy Pk

    This origami star dish is made from one sheet of square paper that's first cut into a pentagon. Don't worry—it's easier than you might think. Use thick or textured paper to make these star dishes and you can use them for serving snacks at a holiday get-together.

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    Blow-Up Star

    Inflatable origami stars in orange and yellow.
    Chrissy Pk

    This origami stellated octahedron, designed by Sam Ciulla, is made from one sheet of square paper. What makes this origami star fun is that you fold the model and then inflate it by blowing into it. These origami stars look wonderful hanging on the Christmas tree or if you make a few, they can be displayed in bowls.

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    Hex Star

    Origami hexagon stars in olive green and silver.
    Happy Folding

    These origami hex stars are made using six strips of paper and are quite easy to fold. They look wonderful hanging down from the ceiling or strung up on a garland. This pattern was designed by Maria Sinayskaya.

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    Christmas Cracker

    If you're up for a challenge, these origami Christmas crackers are a great choice. They actually open in the middle, so there's no bang, but the upside is that they're kid-friendly and your guests get to keep the cracker after they open it.

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    Origami Christmas Tree

    Three origami Christmas trees.
    Jo Nakashima

    This origami tree by Jo Nakashima is made from six sheets of square paper. Keep in mind that this model is an intermediate-level project, so if you've never folded anything before, you might want to try your hand at some of the other projects listed here first to get the hang of it.

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    Sakura Star

    Origami pink sakura star.
    Paper Kawaii

    This origami sakura star from Ali Bahmani is a more advanced origami project. This model is a great choice if you have folded a few intermediate origami projects previously. The resulting origami star flower makes a lovely Christmas tree decoration, or if you make it with large paper, it could be the star on top of the tree.