Origami Paper Camera: Paper Craft For Kids

Before the foray of smartphones and digital cameras, the age-old film camera is what we used to store memoriesand very selectively as well! How about using the art of origami to craft a toy camera with your child? It even goes klachak every time you click! Get ready for this fun origami paper camera activity!

This activity will:

  • Boost your child’s fine motor
  • Enhance his/her creativity
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: Medium

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Play, Imagination, Fine Motor

  1. Paper
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. Passport-size photograph
Instructions for Origami Paper Camera:
  1. Cut out a square from a coloured A4 sheet.
  2. Fold the square diagonally, open it again and repeat from the other side.
  3. Fold each corner towards the centre.
  4. Turn it upside down and repeat the action.
  5. Turn the paper again and repeat the same.
  6. Turn the paper, and pull out two inner folds from opposite ends.
  7. From the other ends, pull out the outer folds and turn the paper.
  8. Bring the ends together and flatten the paper.
  9. Make a hole at the centre.
  10. Bring the corners together and fold them.
  11. Now make someone pose, and pull the ends backwards while pressing at the centre of the camera.
  12. Klachak!

Say cheese!

If your child enjoyed this activity, then he/she is sure to love our World Traveller box—which is packed with exciting puzzles and activities on countries and flags

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.


Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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