Apps for Paper Crafts

Are you looking to use paper crafts to improve fine motor skills? Have you tried Origami? Here are a few of the paper crafts app I have tried in the classroom. For the classroom, I am always looking for a create way to encourage fine motor movements. I also read that origami, the art of folding of paper or other materials improves math skills. Under the guise of improving one thing or another we have launched into some lovely art projects.

Working together the students and I have created some fun things. Sometimes when the staff has a hard time understanding the folds, I give them the device with the app. The staff carries on working on the origami folds with their charges while the others can carry on.

This can also be used with the seniors at a care facility. The number of places this paper therapy can be used is left to your imagination.

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How to Make Origami
By Sergey Buralov
4.5 STARS out of 5

Origami is an ancient paper craft. This app makes it easy to fold a flat piece of paper into almost anything you want. Each project is basic but you are able to download other projects for free.

I have used this app in my classroom. Students are able to make a choice by pointing or saying what they want to make.

While I am folding those who are not familiar with origami are using the app to follow along and teach to the students.

In-App Purchase

FREE Version: -   iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

FREE Version: - Android

How to make Paper Airplanes
By Sergey Buralov
4.5 STARS out of 5

So fun. I challenged my staff to create a airplane that will fly a good distance. What did they do? They look for an app that will help them fold an airplane. These airplanes looks so much cooler than my fold the paper in half then open, fold the top corner to the center to create a triangular top, fold again to the center then fold the bottom half open to make wings. Then fly the plane to make is fly. It never worked well. I wish the app would read the folding directions, that would make my student more independent. But working together with staff can assess the type of difficulty the students may have motorically.

In-App to Remove Ads

FREE Version: -   iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

FREE Version: - Android

How to Quill - Paper Quilling Art
By Sergey Buralov
4.5 STARS out of 5

I'd never heard of quilling until my sister-in-law gave my a voltive candle and on the candle holder was a quilled design. I'd never seen this kind of paper craft before and wanted to know more about it.

Oh what a great art project at school. Using the slide paper cutter. Accurately measuring the width of each strip. Then rolling it between the fingers or a pencil. Again assessing the needs of the students. The students made holiday gifts for their parents using quilling.

FREE Version: -   iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

How to Quill - Best Video Guide
By Manisha Mer
No Rating

Get more ideas

Check out the quilling techniques.

PAID Version: iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

FREE Version: - Android

Origami Instructions - Learn how to fold paper figure
By Damir Nigomedyanov
4 STARS out of 5

In-app purchase required: a few free patterns in each section. A lot of good projects.

FREE Version: -   iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

How to Fold Napkins -
Napkin Folding Guide
2 out of 5

Although the app used linen napkins I am sure you can use paper napkins to beautify your tablescape. A nice presentation of the different napkin folds. I plan on using this for Thanksgiving.

Hey.... In the classroom using fabric napkins might be a good idea! The fabric won't rip and they can keep using it over and over without the crease messing them up. I'm definitely using this in my classroom.

FREE Version: -   iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

FREE Version: - Android

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