Origami Diamond Kids Paper Craft (Learn & Link With Linky)


 My kids are in a Geography club.  In this club the kids are learning about all the states in the United States. Each week along with the lesson they add information in their “passports”, learn the facts about each state and do a craft. This week they learned about Arkansas. Since Arkansas has the only state park in the US open to the public for diamond mining. It was fitting to do a diamond craft.  They did a paper origami diamond craft!


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Here are the steps in how to make this fun paper craft. It’s super easy, my 6 year old son was able to make it!


After making their “diamonds” they also put together boxes and decorated them to store their “diamond” in!  They enjoy learning about our country but the hands on part of the learning they really enjoy the most!


I wish we lived closer to this diamond mining park – my kids are asking to go – road trip someday, maybe! Sounds like a fun place to go! 

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I have tried to do origami crafts about a year ago and they showed no interest in it but now they like it so I am sure we will be doing more origami (stay tuned to see what we come up with). What origami crafts have your kids made? 


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  1. That is a neat project and my boys would probably love to make their own!

  2. They did a great job!!! I have tried oragami when I was in school but haven’t since. It was always so much fun!

  3. We love origami around here, too!

  4. That is such a great activity and craft. Neat you are studying the states.

  5. Origami has hit our house, hard! My daughter has made hundreds of paper cranes, I need to show her this video, thanks!

  6. Jessica @EatSleepBe says:

    What a cool activity to do with kids – and such a fun way to study the states.

  7. How fun! I am going to do this with my toddler!

  8. Love this unique way to study each of the states…giving kids some interactive craft to commemorate something special about each state is such a great idea. Now I’ll remember this about Arkansas! LOL

  9. Fun! We are hoping to do a trip to Arkansas this summer so I will bookmark this as a fun craft to do while there. I used to dig for diamonds as a kid and would have loved to have had these as a consolation prize!

  10. this seems like such a fun project! I would love to do this with my daughter, she would have such a great time!

  11. Great job kids! My daughter would love to try out this , she likes to make origami too. This is so cool!

  12. We have an origami book and my daughter loves folding paper to create various things – she’s so good at it, but we’ve never tried a diamond!

  13. I know my son would love to make these. The ONLY problem is that he’d make a bunch of them and they’d be all over my house! πŸ˜‰

  14. I’m going to try this with my son, he would love it!

  15. Great project. Learning about the states will make them want to travel more later in life, which is a good thing.

  16. The origami project looks so cute and it’s nice to learn how it is done.

  17. What a fun project to do with the kids!

  18. This looks like a fun activity to do with the kids, thanks for sharing it.

  19. I remember loving these when I was a kid. My nine year old likes to make these.

  20. They did a good job! I used to love origami projects in elementary school, they were always so much fun.

  21. This is such a fun way to tie in fine motor work and a state study.

  22. How unique and very creative! I personally think kids learn better through hands on activities πŸ™‚

  23. That’s a neat thing to do to carry on with the geography theme! I do think a roadtrip to the mine is a must!

  24. I think it’s really important to come up with a lot of hands on activities for kids to do because kids learn by DOING. I’ve always known that! This really is such a fun, creative, and informative project πŸ™‚

  25. My son was really into oragami at one point.. he is the creative one in the house!

  26. I think it’s really important to come up with a lot of hands on activities for kids to do because kids learn by DOING. I’ve always known that! This really is such a fun, creative, and informative project πŸ™‚

  27. This looks like so much fun! I love Origami πŸ˜€

  28. How fun! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Angela S says:

    This is so fun! We’ve been doing a bit of origami at our house too.

  30. Origami is so much fun. I love paper crafts!

  31. I used to love making origami as a kid. What a great fun family activity.

  32. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait until my little Cupcake gets old enough for this stuff.

  33. My kids always found origami frustrating, but your kids did such a good job! Looks like a fun craft.

  34. I think my kiddos would really love this, thanks for the idea!

  35. Adorable craft and adorable kids. I will show this to my daughter. She is always making origami swans, etc. I’ve never seen her make a diamond though. πŸ™‚ Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  36. My daugher woud love this activity.

  37. I love origami! Very cute diamond pattern

  38. Maria Oller says:

    Awws I live your kids diamonds are so cute and origami is so relaxing and fun I never thought about adding it to my kids crafts

  39. I tried this when I was still a kid. But I never succeed πŸ™

  40. What a cool little project! I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to try something like this!

  41. I didn’t even know we had diamond mining at ALL in this country! Wow! Sounds like a cool place and awesome activity to go with it!

  42. I don’t think my son would have the patience for this yet, but maybe in a few years! It’s a pretty cool idea!

  43. What a fun craft for the kids. My kids would enjoy it.

  44. those diamonds look like something they would make on minecraft, lol..

  45. hehehe. nice try, Close enough :p

  46. I had no idea about Arkansas diamond mining park! What a great activity to pair it with. πŸ™‚

  47. Rebecca Swenor says:

    This sounds great. Wish I had this when I was a kid. Ty for sharing.

  48. What a cute kids project!

  49. How fun, this will keep the kids busy this summer… we love origami

  50. That’s really cool. My son is fascinated by origami.

  51. My older kids have both been into origami lately. We will have to try this

  52. That’s a fun project. My kids love origami

  53. This is a great summer craft project.

  54. Origami is so much fun. I love that you are using it as part of a Geography lesson. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.

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