Come spin with us and make Origami Paper Twirlers | or Origami Wind Sockets today.
Using a ruler, mark the paper with equally spaced horizontal, parallel, markings to indicate evenly spaced fold lines that will go from the top to the bottom of the paper.
After all of the first folds are complete, it is time for the second fold
Fold 2: Diagonals:To create the diagonals, fold the upper corner of one section of one rectangle diagonally to the lower corner of the next.
Now it is time to do the final folding that will create the spiral.
Fold 3: Spiral Folds:
Once the paper spiral is complete, this is what you’ll do to turn it into a Origami Paper Wind Socket or Origami Paper Twirler.
– Punch a hold on top of the paper spiral.
– Thread string through this hole and attach the string to a stick or rod.
Want more art and painting? Paint your own paper (there are so many fun techniques: patterns, color gradations or whatever you’d like), re-cycle old art projects or turn this into a recycle project by using old newspaper. You can easily embellish those recycled papers with paint, crayons or washi tape and more. Or looking for abstract, action, drawing, hang these and try to trace the shadows.Engineering, Science, Math: Involve kids in measuring, cutting and even doing the math for dividing the paper. Watch, count and time how they spin and the motion created through the rectangle that’s simply been folded in a new way. Fold different lengths and measure each of them. Use them as tools for testing the strength of the wind or direction. Make these with different types or weights of papers to compare how they fly and spin.
Fine Motor Skill Development: Cutting and folding are natural fun ways for this development. These involve a lot of folding and pressing seams which is a good exercise. If you have small children and folding is difficult, choose light weight papers. Since this is only paper, you can pick this project up when ever you’d like — starting and stopping when it’s most convenient for you.
Large Motor skills: Use these Origami Paper Twirlers as a game or just have the kids spin them around and around and around. (Once the kids see how these spin, instruction is really unnecessary) but, I add it, because as adults, we sometimes can forget the natural playfulness that comes with creating and this is a given with these spinner! See how many Origami Paper Twirlers you can keep spinning at one time! (I’d like to know how that goes!)
Self-Esteem: Once simple action that’s so uncomplicated and requires no word: display your children’s art work. These are beautiful wind sockets by the front door. Kids should be made to feel proud of their efforts + the reward is already shown in the action of displaying their creations. I want the kids to keep making an entire rainbow of wind sockets. They are endlessly fascinating to watch blowing in the wind and will be a constant reminder of a beautiful accomplishment of your child.
As always, its wonderful to meet you here! I hope that you have fun with these. We’d love to see what you do with this tutorial and I hope that you have as much fun as we do in this 14 day KIDS Crafts 101. Thank you, Red Ted, for your adorable first day and for organising project.