A couple of years ago I developed an origami project with year 4 students to run parallel to haiku writing in English. We used the story of Sadako and the 1000 paper cranes as a stimulus and the project bloomed into something bigger than expected. The kids started binging me in all kinds of funky origami creations after researching designs online.
At the time (this would have been late 2012 - early 2013) I did look on the App Store for origami apps but the offerings were limited. This new app from Shoto is a welcome addition. Featuring three categories of animals (land animals, birds and underwater creatures) the app offers 40 projects for kids to enjoy.
It includes embedded tutorial videos that are clear and easy to follow as well as high resolution photo tutorials that lead kids through the process step by step.
On top of this each design has printable instructions and you can email/print the template sheets like the one in the image above which is definitely a plus for less able students who might struggle with a blank piece of paper. Built in differentiation!
Clear and concise, Easy Origami fo Kids is a great choice for those looking to deliver some Japanese paper folding in class or perhaps set up an independent DT station in their learning environment.