How to Make a Paper Origami Car

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How to Make a Paper Origami Car
Use a square piece of origami paper to fold your paper car. (Yellow paper square image by jc from

Any child who enjoys cars and trucks will like making an origami car from colourful squares of paper. Use construction paper for sturdier cars or origami paper for cars with intricate patterns and designs. With a little help and practice, children will soon be able to fold origami cars on their own without adult help. Provide supplies for decorating the cars once the children finish folding.

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Things you need

  • Square paper
  • Crayons or markers

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  1. 1

    Fold a square piece of paper in half and place it so the fold runs horizontally along the top edge.

  2. 2

    Fold the bottom edge of the front flap up to meet the fold. Turn the paper over and fold the bottom edge of the back flap up to meet the fold. Crease each fold.

  3. 3

    Fold the top edge of the front flap back down to the bottom edge of the paper and repeat with the back edge. The middle section should be taller than the front and back flaps.

  4. 4

    Fold the left and right corners of the middle section downward so the corners stick out passed the bottom of the paper. Press the paper flat. The points sticking out at the bottom should be triangular in shape while the corners on top, where you folded the paper, should slant diagonally.

  5. 5

    Fold the tip of each triangle upward and tuck it underneath the front flap of the car and turn the paper over. This creates the car's wheels. Flatten the paper again and glue the tip of the triangles in place if they will not stay on their own. Decorate the car with crayons or markers.

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