Origami Dolls for Hina Matsuri. Hina Matsuri is the Dolls’ Festival in Japan. It is celebrated annually on March 3rd, which is also Girl’s Day. We celebrate it in many different ways, such as making crafts at school and home. Here is a really easy and quick paper craft with free print outs for toddlers to make their own origami dolls.
This is a really easy origami craft that preschoolers and origami beginners can enjoy. Moreover, all you need is the free A4 print outs available on HappyLilac.net (linked below). And you don’t need to be able to read Japanese.
The blue Dairi-sama printable can be found here. The pink Hina-sama printable can be found here. My 4 year old was able to complete his origami dolls without assistance, using the easy to follow visual guide here on HappyLilac.net . Again Japanese reading ability not required as the method is shown step-by-step in photos, as pictured below. Three old was also able to do most of the folding herself, she just needed a little help for the last fold. They really enjoyed this easy craft and, moreover, were very proud of their origami dolls!
Quick and easy, ideal for toddlers! You might also like this paper cup craft, which also comes with free print outs:
Do you celebrate the dolls’ festival? What do you do to mark the occasion?