How to Make an Origami House Tutorial

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  • Total Time: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 origami house
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Learn how to make a simple origami house with these easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. This origami house is a perfect project for kids age 4 and older. You can add your own window and door like we did or leave it as it is. You can also turn it upside down and use it as a boat.

What You'll Need


  • 1 sheet 5.9- x 5.9-inch (30 x 30 centimeters) paper


  1. Choose the Roof Color

    Start with the paper with the color you'd like on the roof facing down. (This house will have an orange roof.) Fold the paper in half, then unfold. Fold the top edge of the paper down to the crease you just made in the middle.

    Easy Origami House Instructions
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  2. Make Marks

    Flip the paper over, left to right, and fold the bottom edge up to the middle crease. Make a small mark in the middle where indicated. Bring the right edge over to the left and align. Don't fold it all; just make a small mark at the top.

    Easy Origami House Instructions
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  3. Fold to the Mark

    You can see the little crease in the middle. We'll now be folding where it is indicated. Bring the right edge to the mark we just made in the middle. Only the fold the lower section (the blue part, in this case). Pull the flap out to the right. You can now flatten that flap.

    Easy Origami House Instructions
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  4. Finish the House

    Repeat all of the steps on the left side. You can now flip the house over to the other side, and have a cute little origami house! Why not draw a window, door, or more decorations?

    Easy Origami House Instructions
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