An origami house with the most detailed photo instructions and three versions – from the easiest one to the one a bit difficult for children. There are lots of various patterns for making an origami house; I have chosen these 3, which are to my mind are perfect for kids.
- Two-sided colored paper or origami paper for the first house;
- Single-sided paper for two others;
- A felt pen to draw windows and doors on the houses, optionally.
Origami House Step by Step: 1 The Easiest Version
To make this origami, you will need a square piece of double-sided colored paper.
Fold the paper in half – this will mark the middle of the square.
Fold the right side, aligning it along the fold in the center.
Repeat the same actions with the left side.
Now, fold the complete part in half to create a fold in the center.
Open it up and fold the upper side inwards, aligning it along the fold in the center.
Bend the paper bottom upwards, determining its height according to the central fold as well.
Revert to the original state, since the aims of the previous steps was to make the necessary folds.
Now, you are to make the roof – I will show the detailed instructions. Slightly unfold the paper atop. Here, you can see the first upper fold.
Continue pushing corners of the roof sideways, turning the fold into the roof top line. It may seem unclear at first but after practicing a little, you will understand how simple it really is. The main thing is to understand this action principle.
Fold the bottom part of the house and tuck the edge under the roof. Draw a window and a door. You can paint the roof and even the whole house.
How to Make Origami House: 2 Easy Version
You will need a square piece of single-sided colored paper or special origami paper. One of its sides is colored and the other is white. The size is not important at all. It depends on your preferences.
Place the paper in front of you.
Fold it in half, the color should be on the front face. Then, fold it in half again, this time connecting two other sides.
Unfold the paper; there should be two intersecting folds in the middle.
Fold the upper side so that it meets the horizontal fold.
Turn it around; align the right part along the vertical fold in the center.
Now, repeat with the left one.
Direct the upper corners downwards.
Turn to the other side. Make a small upbound fold in the bottom part.
Now, unfold it.
Redirect the folded corners inwards. Fold the resulting trapezoidal part upwards again. Due to the fact that we used the single-sided paper, we’ve got doors at the bottom.
All we need to do to complete the house is to draw windows.
Origami House with a Chimney: Making the Work More Complex
At the beginning, the house should be made similarly to the previous one, but then, you will have to tinker with the chimney, which makes this version a little difficult for kids. But after all, children and their age differ; perhaps, someone will find this method absolutely clear and easy.
Prepare a square piece of single-sided paper.
Fold it in half. Open it and fold in half again, connecting two other sides.
You will get intersecting folds.
Fold the upper part so that it meets the fold.
Turn it around and fold the side parts so that they meet the center fold.
Now, direct the upper corners downwards.
Now, we get down to making the chimney. Unfold the left corner.
Open it from the inside and pull down, redirecting the outer fold inwards.
Then, unfold the same part upwards.
Slightly open it from the inside. You will get a corner; move its right side to the left, pressing the corner down at the same time. It’s difficult to describe this action; you should just try doing it and you will understand the process by looking at the final result on the photo. The chimney is ready.
Fold the house bottom upwards, aligning the edges along the bottom of the roof. However, there can be various versions here – you can fold up less and will get a long rectangular house or a square one.
Turn around, draw windows and a door. The origami house is complete.
These are the houses you can make together with kids; they can easily cope with the first two, but they may need some help when working on the third one.
Also see how to make a Origami Boat.