Fun and Unique Birthday Invites: Origami for Kids

Learn how to create adorable Origami birthday invites in this special guest post from our Birthday Bash co-host Jillian (A Mom With a Lesson Plan). For all our Birthday Bash resources, click here.

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Creating fun and unique birthday invites is one of my favorite parts of planning a party! When I was invited to join the Melissa & Doug Ultimate Birthday Bash I knew these special Origami Birthday invites were the perfect thing to share!

Birthday Party Invitations Origami for kids

Origami for Kids… How to make a Fortune Cookie

Along with 51 brightly colored sheets of origami paper, the Melissa & Doug Origami Paper kit comes with directions for how to make 5 different origami projects. The projects range from beginner to advanced. I picked the fortune cookie project to make our adorable birthday invites!

Birthday invitations Origami for kids

1. Start with the colored side of the paper facing up.
2. Fold in half, crease and unfold.
3. Fold in half the other way, crease and unfold.
4. Fold in half diagonally, crease, and unfold.

Birthday invitations Origami for kids

5. Fold in half diagonally the other way, crease and unfold.
6. Turn the paper so the white side is up. Fold one corner to meet the center point and crease. This time do NOT unfold.
Repeat step 6 until all corners have been folded in.
7. Turn paper over so that folded sides are on the bottom.
8. Fold one corner to meet the center point and crease. Do NOT unfold.
Repeat step 8 until all corners have been folded in.

Birthday invitations Origami for kids

9. Fold square in half so that triangle flaps are facing each other.
10. Slip thumbs and pointer finger inside flaps and pinch together (use two hands for this).

Turning your Fortune Cookie into Birthday Invites

Birthday Party Invitations Origami for kids

There was quite a bit of trial and error lining the words up right (more error than I would care to admit). If you follow the photo you will save yourself some time… and a few wasted invitations.

I used several colors of Melissa & Doug Origami Paper and a black permanent marker. To match a theme select single colored origami paper and use a colored marker.

Birthday invitations Origami for kids

How fun is that?!?!

Birthday Party Invitations Origami for kids

All that’s left is to slide the origami fortune cookie into an envelope and send it off to your guests!

Birthday Party Invitations Origami for kids

Do you make fun birthday invitations?

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JillianJillian: Besides a love for her kids (and well just kids in general) Jillian (A Mom With a Lesson Plan) has a degree in Early Childhood Education and 10 years experience as a preschool teacher.  Right now her “students” call her mom.  Jillian believes that life offers an abundance of learning opportunities. She loves figuring out what they are and how they can be expanded on. 

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