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Origami is one of those crafts that can be enjoyed by people of almost any age or skill.
Kids love to make origami as they get to see an object emerge from just a little piece of paper, and adults find the activity really calming and enjoyable - it's an all-round family hit! With these easy to follow instructions parents and children can be rustling up 3D paper foldable cars to play with.
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper in different ways, to make 3D objects. Its meaning comes from the Japanese words oru (meaning to fold) and kami (paper). Origami has lots of benefits for the brain that will help enhance your child's development: it can improve hand-eye coordination, concentration and memory skills, as well as being a great way to encourage mindfulness. So by spending the time folding paper cars the family will end up with some colourful car origami toys and be super chilled at the same time.
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There are several different types of paper cars that can be made, but these origami paper car instructions come from the great origami master and priest Kosho Uchiyama.
Fun origami car idea: If your child is a fan of the movie 'Cars' try creating cars made our of paper in all the colours of the characters of the film. Then use felt tips to draw their eyes, decorations and racing car numbers onto the sides.
Origami decoration idea: Why not make lots of origami cars in different colours then use sticky tape and string to make them into bunting to decorate the house?
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