How to Make an Origami Paper Dress

Many girls like to play with dolls and dress them up in beautiful clothes. In this lesson, you will learn how to make an origami paper dress. This is an easy and cute craft that will appeal to many people.

Instructions for Easy Origami Paper Dress

Origami Paper Dress

Origami dress from paper

Total Time: 30 minutes

Step 1: Preparing multicolor paper

Square-with Transverse Folds

For this kind of craft, it is better to use different colored paper. Use one of the squares for the top of the dress and the other for the bottom. First, take a piece of colored paper with a picture on it for the top of the dress. Fold the square in half in different directions to mark the cross folds.

Step 2: Make a triangle from a square

Paper Triangle

Fold the square in half, with the fold at the bottom. Fold the bottom side corners to the center line.

Step 3: Working with the back of the blank

Paper Triangle on the Other Side

Flip the resulting triangle with the other side.

Step 4: Fold a corner

Folded Triangle

Fold the side corners and straighten the bottom layer at the same time, without folding it.

Step 5: Repeat steps

A Square of Two Triangles

Perform such actions with the other side.

Step 6: Flip the blank

Inverted Blank

On the reverse side, the base for the top of the dress looks like this.

Step 7: Working with small corners

Folded the Upper Corners

Fold the upper corners to the sides.

Step 8: Transform triangles into squares

Straightened Triangles

Straighten the corners, giving the shape of small squares.

Step 9: Take the glue

Glued to the Sides

Turn the dress blank back to the reverse side, where you will fold and glue the sides.

Step 10: Finish the upper piece of the dress

Ready Made Dress Top

The upper of the dress is ready.

Step 11: Use red paper

Folded Paper

Make the bottom of the red square. This piece will be easier to make. Start by folding the square in half several times.

Step 12: Transform the paper

Paper Accordion

Make the folds until the blank takes the form of a narrow strip.

Step 13: Get this front view

View of the Accordion from the Front

Fold an accordion square.

Step 14: Find the center of the accordion

Folded Paper Accordion

Find and mark the middle of the resulting accordion. Fold it in half.

Step 15: Connect the internal pieces

Glued Sides of the Accordion

Apply glue to the two inner strips to join the two halves together. The bottom of the dress is finished.

Step 16: Assemble all pieces of the dress

Dress Made of Paper

Glue the finished pieces together. You should end up with a paper dress like the one in the photo.


  • 2 sheets of square-shaped paper;


  • glue.

Materials and Tools for Paper Dresses
Materials and tools

This craft is unique. It is perfect for games for dressing up paper dolls.