Origami Tree: 5 Simple Patterns for Kids Step by Step

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Simple versions of making a paper tree. A simple origami tree for kids of any age step by step.

For the craft, the following materials were used:

  • Colored paper (origami paper), cardboard. In some version, the paper is single-sided;
  • Scissors, a glue stick.

Origami Tree for Kids

1 Version of Origami Tree

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The pattern is very simple. You will need green square paper of any size.

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Fold the square in half to form a triangle. The outer side should be white. By doing it, you will determine the middle.

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Fold the right side towards the middle.

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Then, repeat with the left one.

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Fold the upper corners of the same sides, aligning along the part edges.

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Turn it over.

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Connect the bottom corner with the upper one.

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Then, direct the same corner downward, making a small fold beforehand.

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Within the fold borders bend down two small corners on its edges.

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Now, fold the right side of the detail bottom part so that the corner can become smooth and form a triangle.

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Then, fold the left side.

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Fold the bottom part tip.

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Turn it over, the origami tree is complete. You can make a yellow or an orange tree in the autumn version as well.

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2 Version Origami Paper Tree

origami tree for kids

Double-sided square green paper is used.

origami tree for kids

Fold the square in half to mark the middle.

origami tree for kids

Fold the right side to the left, going slightly beyond the center fold borders.

origami tree for kids

Then the left one, aligning it along the right edge.

origami tree for kids

Turn it over.

origami tree for kids

Unfold the right side and align the fold along the center.

origami tree for kids

Do the same with the left side.

origami tree for kids

Now, direct the right corner to the left and bend the fold, aligning it along the middle.

origami tree for kids

origami tree for kids

Return the corner or the right wing of the part back.

origami tree for kids

Now, direct the left wing to the right.

origami tree for kids

And bend the fold toward the center.

origami tree for kids

Place the side back.

origami tree for kids

Fold a small corner in the bottom part of the tree trunk upwards.

origami tree for kids

Turn it over – you can see the tree trunk in the crown center.

origami tree for kids

Turn the paper over again. Make folds in the upper part to form the crown. The left fold.

origami tree for kids

The right one.

origami tree for kids

On either side, fold sharp corners inside. At this stage, you can form the crown shape – make it round by folding the corners or oval or square.

origami tree for kids

These are the simple origami trees that kids can make. And house an origami hedgehog in this paper forest.

origami tree for kids

An origami applique work depicting a village is really nice. Trees look good with origami houses.

origami tree for kids

3 Version of Origami Tree

Easy origami tree

The crown is extremely simple, the trunk is a bit more complicated. To make the craft, you will need two square pieces of green and one of brown paper.

Easy origami tree

Let’s start with the trunk.

Origami tree trunk

Fold the square in half.

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Unfold it and connect the side corners in the center.

Easy origami tree

In the same way, align the upper sides with the corners in the middle.

Easy origami tree

Fold the right side bottom to the middle again.

Easy origami tree

Then, the left one.

Easy origami tree

And again, fold the upper sides. Paper is getting narrower and thicker, it is harder and harder to work with it. But if the initial sizes aren’t too small, you will have no special problems in doing it.

Easy origami tree

Fold the sharp upper corner aside.

Easy origami tree

Direct the bottom corner upwards, folding the part almost in half.

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You will get this kind of origami trunk. It can be combined with any crown shape.

Easy origami tree

Tree crown options

Here, everything is simple. You should form any shape you like of a paper square.

Easy origami tree

To do this, fold the paper corners. If you make a tiny fold at the top and larger ones on the sides, you will get a slightly rectangular crown. Turn it over and stick the trunk onto it.

Easy origami tree

Easy origami tree

Fold the corners symmetrically on all the sides – you will get a square tree crown.

Easy origami tree

Slightly fold the sides and the bottom corner – the tree will look like a fir.

Easy origami tree

Easy origami tree

4 Version. A Branched Origami Tree of Separate Parts

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Prepare one brown square piece of cardboard and 5 green paper squares, half the size.

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Tree trunk

Fold the square cardboard so that its sides can meet in the center.

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Turn it over and make 5 cuts.

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Fold the part sides at the bottom and slightly on either side.

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Bend the cut strips so that they can form the tree branches.

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For an applique work, you can use paper instead of brown cardboard.

Origami tree leaves

Fold the square in half to mark the middle.

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Unfold paper and connect the side corners in the center.

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Turn it over. Make 5 parts of this kind. Glue them to the branches tips.

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