Paper hats ideas or how to make a paper hat almost from nothing (easy paper hat instructions)

If suddenly you find yourself somewhere in a sunny spot (while hiking, on the beach or during a guided tour) and you don’t get a hat, don’t worry at all as you can fold a paper hat from a single sheet of paper easily and quickly. The collection of origami designs in Origami Instructions has become wider: now the app contains several types of paper hat instructions to protect you from the sun so that you can pick the one which suits you best of all.

And if you’re going for a picnic with your family, you can fold a different paper hat to each member of the family. Paper hat folding can be amazingly funny and cool. For example, a tricorne or three-cornered hat is the best choice for the father who will look like a real Napoleon, a garrison cap will be good for a son, and mothers and daughters will look nice in beautiful paper hats of various styles. Don’t worry if you don’t have some good paper at hand – you can make paper hats from newspapers, too (some of them are truly worth of it, by the way).

Besides, paper hats for kids can be variously decorated. Kids can paint them with markers or tie some bands, glue some feathers, make paper fringes or even paper flowers. Use some creativity and fantasy – and your paper hat design will be extraordinary and your head will be safely protected from the sun. Your main task here – not to be caught in the rain.

Is it possible to use paper hats for other purposes? Yes, sure. For example, if you’re painting the ceiling such a hat will protect your head from the drops of paint. Your head will surely tell you a ‘thank you’ while the hat is just thrown away.

Also, you can wear such hats in a fancy ball or your kid’s costume birthday party.  Every guest can choose a special paper hat design, decorate it at his choice, put it on and play his role.
These paper hats are easy to make and your kids will be busy with funny and useful activities and little girls will be especially delighted to feel like real fashionistas.


Origami Instructions presents: Origami Paper Airplanes

No secret that origami can turn a piece of paper into almost anything. Each time we make an update of Origami Instructions we try to ‘embrace the unembraceable’ and place more and more different origami models into the app. This time we’ve made a surprise for those who is fond of airplanes, history and military art all together. No doubt that this update will be extremely of interest to men and their sons. So, we’re happy to announce a Parade of Origami Airplanes which are made in accordance with their real prototypes.

Watch and enjoy!


The Fokker D.VIII was a German monoplane fighter aircraft that entered service in the last months of World War I. It is the last type of a fighter aircraft that was used in air combats of World War I. It was delivered to the battlefield in October, 1918. A total of 400 aircrafts were manufactured. This plane was in service with the airforce of many other countries like Holland, Japan, Poland.


A strike fighter is a multirole combat aircraft designed to operate primarily in the air-to-surface attack role. High tolerance to battle damage, maneuvering superiority, good handling qualities, heavy armament, the ability to destroy targets in hard-to-reach places – that’s not a full list of characteristics of a strike fighter.


A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircraft. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft.


A jet plane is an aircraft propelled by jet engines. Jet aircraft generally fly much faster than propeller-powered aircraft and at higher altitudes – as high as 10,000–15,000 metres (33,000–49,000 ft). At these altitudes, jet engines achieve maximum efficiency over long distances. Jet planes form the mainstay of the modern aircraft fleet.


A swept-wing airplane is an experimental aircraft which was very original and extraordinary for its time. The first swept-wing airplane appeared in 1907 and was invented by a talented Irishman, J. W. Dunne. A swept-wing’s main advantage was that it remained stable in all axes.


The Aero L-29 Delfín is a military jet trainer aircraft that became the standard jet trainer for the air forces of Warsaw Pact nations in the 1960s. It was Czechoslovakia’s first locally designed and built jet aircraft.

A few ideas how Origami can help you spend a nice sunny day

It’s a fine sunny day outside and you think how you can occupy your kid to make him spend a day out and have fun. Or you’re planning to have a picnic out of town with the family, what can you do to have a great time together? 

We’ve got some ideas for you how you can spend a day with origami having fun.

  1. Make a paper airplane contest. Each participant should choose a plane model and build it according to the instruction. Origami Instructions app now has many instructions for folding paper airplanes. When planes are ready, you can paint it as you wish or paint a sign on the wing. The contest will be interesting if the competitors have different plane models. You can determine two winners: one who makes his airplane that flies the farthest; and another one who makes his airplane that flies the longest time. Moreover, it’s so beautiful to see many bright planes slide in the air!
  2. If there’s a lake or creek nearby, you can hold a paper boat race. You give the same task to all participants: to build their boat, paint it and even give a name. Let everybody pick the model that he or she likes best. And then let them sail as far as they can!
  3. If your kids are too small to fold paper airplanes or boats you can make several colorful kids windmills. Glue or stick them to some wands and go out for a walk with your kids. Show your kid that if he goes faster the windmill is spinning faster and if he runs the windmill is spinning very fast! Make several windmills of various sizes and watch if their spin speed depends on its size.
  4. And in a hot summer day you can organize water fights with water bombs in the pool or in the beech. Fold a water bomb according to the origami instruction, fill it with water and your deathly weapon is ready! Also you can make a contest for casting them at the target.
  5. All these origami instructions for folding paper planes, paper boats, paper kids windmills and water bombs are waiting for you in the Origami Instructions app! Have a good time together!


More Origami Animals in ‘Origami Instructions’!


We’re constantly working on our ‘Origami Instructions’ app so that our users could always have something new at hand. The Origami art is truly limitless and no one can say how many origami models exist. The new update of ‘Origami Instructions’ contains some more new origami animals such as: a dragon, a bat, a mouse, a chicken, a snake and etc. They are so funny and lovely that you’ll be itching to fold them all!


Easy and Practical Origami: How to use Origami in everyday life

When we hear the word ‘origami’, we often associate it with funny paper figures of animals that we used to fold at school, or with children, but many people don’t even guess that origami can be more useful than it seems. Origami can come in handy anytime and be useful not only for children but also for grown-ups. Sharing interests with children is cool, and if you use some creativity and fantasy, your kids will be delighted to join you and appreciate the result.

A new update of Origami Instructions now includes folding instructions for many useful and extraordinary things which you can do in minutes. See the below examples of practical and useful origami.

If you’re waiting for guests, you can use this paper basket and paper saucers to lay the table and fill it with sweets or candies. It will look nice on the children’s table at your kid’s birthday party. And if you’re going out for a picnic, such paper baskets and saucers will be extremely useful as you won’t need to bring any dishes or plates with you and the table served with such baskets made of colorful paper will look very attractive. Moreover, no trouble to clean up the mess afterwards. 

1. A small origami basket for sweets or candies or other trivia.

2. A paper saucer.

3. A dog-box. You can use this box for chips, candies, any small toys, or pencils, or any husks at the kitchen. And it’s easy to throw away.

4. A fish-shaped package to keep biscuits, candies or pencils… These packages are easy to make and it’s convenient to hold them in hand. You can wrap a present for a kid into this paper ‘fish’. Put these bright ‘fishes’ with surprises inside into the basket and you’ll see how your kids will be admired.

5. Origami bookmarkers. Often for our books as a bookmarker we use a patch of paper found in a hurry. Some people buy bookmarkers in stores. But it’s very simple and quick to make a bookmarker with your own hands. The bookmarker gets hooked on the page with the heart and it won’t slide if the book suddenly falls down and opens. Try yourself and teach your kid.

Also, this bookmarker can become a nice present for any happy event. You can write down some memorable words on the reverse side of the bookmarker and they will remind a person of your care and attention.

6. Envelopes for letters. You can use such envelopes to put an invitation card for your kid’s birthday or a greeting card. Any grandma’s heart will melt down if she receives a letter from her grandchildren in an envelope like this. Common printed envelopes are best suited for official communication while such funny hand-made envelopes show your warm attitude to a person.

7. Photo frames. Make colorful photo frames and decorate your table or book shelf with them. You’ll notice that every time you’ll be looking at them your heart will be filled with warm memories. Also, you can present photos in this frame to all relatives or event members. You can put your kid’s drawing into this frame to keep it and your kid will be happy to see that you really care about what he did for you.