Origami donuts are just like how they sound...donuts made out of paper! This is an activity for preschool and school-age children that will help expand their creativity. These origami donuts can be made thirteen times to create a “baker’s dozen” that you can use to pass out to your friends and family. Also, these donuts are a great addition to tea parties because they make for a tasty treat in your toy kitchen. This activity can benefit you by exploring your creativity and expanding upon your fine motor skills.
-Markers or Crayons
Welcome, everyone! Let’s start making your origami donut. To begin, make sure you are working on a hard, flat surface and have all of your supplies. These supplies include a piece of square paper, scissors, and markers or crayons. Be patient with your folding. Origami requires each step to be followed with precision in order to create the appropriate final product.
Step 1: Gather your supplies (square paper, scissors, and markers or crayons).
Step 2: Find a flat surface to work on.
Step 3: Lay the square piece of paper on your flat surface.
Step 4: Fold the paper in half to form a triangle.
Step 5: Fold the paper in half again to form a smaller triangle.
Step 6: Open it up. How many triangles are there? Let’s count…1, 2, 3, 4.
Step 7: Now fold all four corners to the middle.
Step 8: With all four corners folded to the middle, fold the paper in half and draw a semi-circle (start on the crease and end on the crease). Using your scissors, cut out the semi-circle following the line you drew.
Step 9: Open your paper so all of the folded lines are shown.
Fold in each of the four corners towards the large circle in the middle of your paper.
Step 10: Turn it over and use markers or crayons to decorate your donuts. Enjoy!