As I mentioned in my last post, origami hearts wall hanging, we have been enjoying exploring some simple and fairly simple origami techniques on the cold winter evenings of late, and last week we learned how to make these sweet origami stacking drawers. These origami drawers can be used as little gift boxes, or storage boxes for small precious items. It is true that this project does require precision, and you can see that even those made by me here are not perfect (mainly because I used card stock and not origami paper) so I'd recommend this for kids ages 10 and above. And truthfully regardless of the outcome, just developing the spacial skills needed to understand how to fold the origami step by step is a very worthy exercise. As an added benefit I actually discovered which of my children have greater 3D thinking skills by doing origami with them, which I found to be quite interesting, and helpful as far as which activities to encourage for their development. So you see, crafting with your kids has so many many benefits!
- colored paper, we used card stcck weight which produces a more solid result, but is difficult to fold precisely
- origami pull out drawer video instructions
- Follow the video until you get it, and then proceed to make as many origami drawers as your heart desires.
- As seen below, ecause my folding wasn't all that accurate with the heavy paper, I actually opted to make single drawers, rather than the stacked drawer unit shown in the video. See what works for you!