This is not my original creation. I learned it from an arts & crafts workshop in the library last Saturday. The workshop was designed for kids 6 years old + and there were quite a bit of teenagers and adults participated. This piece is one of the most inspirational ones and every kids liked it. There is no complicated skill required. Little kid may have difficulty in assembling but it is fun to make this windmill.
Origami paper x 8 pieces (in square shape), prefer in at least 2 colors, 4 each color
And a pair of crafty hands with wonderful fingers!
Step by step instructions:
1) Fold a horizontal crease, then a vertical crease.
2) Fold a diagonal crease from each side of the paper.
3) Open the paper and there is total 4 lines of creases on the paper.
4) Flip the paper over and fold 2 corners to the center from one side of the paper. Then, fold down the paper horizontally and the 2 corners are wrapped inside.
5) Push the other side of the paper down and bring the middle into the inside. It forms one flip of the windmill.
6) Fold all the square origami paper into the part of step 5. Make 8 flips.
7) Assembling the flips to form a ring which can turn into a 8-flip windmill. Hold the flip with the closed end on one side and insert the closed end of another flip into the opened end of the first flip.
8) Press the excess parts of the first flip and wrap them on the open pocket on the side. Repeat the same until all 8 flips are connected like a ring.
9) Carefully pull each of the flips out and form a windmill.
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