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Origami Paper Bracelet

Origami Paper Bracelet
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Shauna Wightman
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I remember as a child at camp we learned how to turn gum wrappers into chains that could be used for jewelry, or a garland. I love passing on simple projects like that to my kids, especially my jewelry loving 3 year old.

How We Did It

Origami Paper Bracelet
My favorite thing about this project is you only need one thing, paper. We used origami paper for this bracelet because it folds so nicely and it has pretty designs, but gum wrappers, or other rectangular candy wrappers work just fine.
Origami Paper Bracelet
Since I was making this with my 3 year old she was a bit young to be doing the folding (or at least didn't want to do it) Older kids should be able to do this easily and it teaches about folding things in half and using fine motor skills. Start by folding the paper ends in to meet in the middle. (folding the long edges in)
Origami Paper Bracelet
Then fold the whole thing in half (long ways) and in half again (long ways)
Origami Paper Bracelet
Then you will fold the small strip in half so the bottom meets the top.
Origami Paper Bracelet
Then fold the bottom towards the center fold and the top towards the center fold. Now you have link for the chain. Repeat so you have several.
Origami Paper Bracelet
Now for the part my daughter could easily do, and liked doing. Building the chain. With each piece folded up you slide the folds into each other so they are connected in a woven way.
Origami Paper Bracelet
Keep adding to the chain so they go back and forth like so.
Origami Paper Bracelet
When you have enough to wrap around the wrist weave the two ends together just as you were doing for the chain and you have a bracelet.

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My child and I completed Origami Paper Bracelet.

posted by: Silvia on 8.29.2013

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My child and I completed Origami Paper Bracelet.

posted by: Nika on 8.11.2013

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