You can wear this origami Samurai hat! Samurai were ancient Japanese warriors. To make a Samurai hat wearable by a child, you’ll need a piece of paper about the size of a piece of newpaper, about 20 inches (51 cm) square.
- A large piece of paper
- Markers or crayons
Start by making a square piece of paper. To start making the square, fold one corner of a piece of paper over to the adjacent side.
To finish making the square, cut off the small rectangle, forming a square (which is already folded into a triangle).
Position the triangle so that the fold (the long side) is on top. Fold one top corner of the triangle over so that it touches the bottom corner. Then do the same with the other corner.
Fold both of the tips up (fold at the dotted line pictured on the left), so that they go to the top.
Fold each of the upward-pointing tips outwards. Fold along the dotted line pictured on the left.
There are now two large triangles on the bottom. Fold the uppermost triangle most of the way up over the top half of the hat.
Fold the remaining strip of the triangle up and over the top part of the hat.
Fold the other large triangle up and into the hat.
Decorate your hat with crayons or markers.