Origami Badge

(Discover Art)

By Kerry Cordy

(You may use all higher level requirements as optional requirements.)


Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1 *    Learn what Origami means

_____ 2.*    Learn to fold a simple Origami shape.


Otter:  Do four requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2. *  Look at several different Origami patterns either in a book or online (with the permission of a parent.)  What kinds of things can you make with Origami?  Make a list.


Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about the history of Origami and where it came from.


Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about a famous Origami artist such as:
Akria Yoshizawa – known for creating new modern folding symbols Ligia Montoya – helped establish paper folding as an international movement Tomoko Fuse – known for boxes and unit origami Toshikazu Kawasaki – mathematician known for his Iso-area folding theory and geometric folds. Florence Temko – origami author who helped spread origami to kids in the United States

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Create an Origami fold of your own and teach someone else how to do it.


Owl:  Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.


Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.  Fold an Origami animal

_____ 4.  Fold an Origami flower

_____ 5.  Fold some paper money into an Origami shape.

_____ 6.  Fold an Origami box.

_____ 7.  Fold an Origami star.

_____ 8.  Fold an Origami Christmas ornament

_____ 9.  Fold an Origami jumping frog and have a frog jumping competition with friends.

_____ 10.  Read a book about Origami.

_____ 11.  Fold a paper airplane and have flying contests with friends.  You might compete for distance, time in the air, or creativity such as loop de loops.

_____12.  Visit an Origami exhibit

_____ 13.  Watch a video or documentary on Origami

_____ 14.  Teach some Origami folds to younger children.

Websites:  These websites are not associated with our program and we cannot guarantee their content. Please do not surf the internet without your parent’s permission.

Origami for kids

History of Origami