A great origami activity for kids and beginners is this simple version of an origami bus. You only need to make easy folds and use a square piece of origami paper to make this origami. It is optional to use origami paper that has color on one side.
That way, the instructions below are easier to follow. If you want to put windows on your origami bus, get any drawing materials like a pen or pencil.
Have fun! And don’t be shy to share this fold with other people.
Fold the Origami Crosswise
To make an origami bus, get a square piece of origami paper. Face the colored side of the paper down
And then fold the paper lengthwise in half. Crease the paper well and unfold.
The next step is to fold the origami paper in half.
Diagonally fold the Top Flap
Fold the top layer of the origami paper downwards in half. Make sure to fold the outer layer ONLY.
Fold along the dashed lines. Make sure to fold the top layer only.
Draw Details to Your Origami Bus
You have now formed the shape of a bus. Now, turn the paper to the other side.
Almost done! With a pen or pencil, draw the windows and the door of the origami bus. You may draw the windows and door anyway you like or you could trace along the dotted lines.
Your vehicle is done! Discover various vehicles on our catalog!
- This is a great activity for toddlers as well. The folds are so simple for them to learn.
- Make sure to fold properly. Apply enough pressure and make it straight.
- What can you do to decorate your origami bus? Buses come in all sort of designs. Personalize the origami vehicle using various coloring materials such as markers, paints, and crayons. You could also stick some stickers or paste some cutouts to make it extra fancy.
- Have fun, and show this fold to other kids. Sharing is caring!
What paper to use?
To make this origami vehicle, a piece of square paper and your hands is all you need! We recommend using a 15cm-by-15cm sized paper with a 60 to 63 gsm thickness to be durable enough to withstand folding, bending, and creasing.
If you don’t have square paper on hand, you may use any paper like bond paper or construction paper and cut it into a square. Be resourceful! You may use old newspapers, gift wrappers, and magazine pages to make this origami. Not only are you being creative, but you are teaching kids to be sustainable!