Origami Bus – Make a Folded Paper School Bus Craft!

Make this adorable origami bus – it’s super easy and the perfect beginner origami craft to try! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

I made this origami school bus as part of a separate project, but decided that it deserves its own tutorial.

You can use it to embellish any back to school craft, throw a school bus party, or to delight a bus-obsessed child any day of the year!

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

Use your Origami bus on a thank you card for the bus driver, on a lunch box note, or even to embellish a first day of school photo frame!

Any child who’s capable of following basic instructions can create this – it’s pretty much as simple as Origami gets.

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

You can add black paper squares for the windows or color them in. I had this red octagon button among my craft supplies so I had fun gluing that on.

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

I’ll be the first to admit: I completely suck at Origami.

I’ve done countless of “easy” level Origami projects only to end up with a pile of discarded papers. So when I say it’s easy, I mean MY kind of easy. I sat down and made four of them to embellish our back to school photo frames.

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

 

So without wasting any more time, here’s the how to!

 

 

What you need to make an origami bus:

 


How to make an origami bus:

 

Watch the video tutorial below if you’d like. Or scroll down for step-by-step photos.

 

 

1. Optional: if you don’t want it to be too wide, fold in about a centimeter from the side (cut it if you want to).

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

 

2. Fold it in half from bottom to top and open.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

3. Fold the top about halfway to the center line.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

4. Repeat with the bottom.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

5. Fold up the four corners of your flaps that you just folded. The exact measurement isn’t so important but for a neat origami bus, try to keep them even with each other.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

6. Fold down the corner of these four corners that you just folded in step 5. This “squares off” the bottom for the wheels.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

7. Fold it in half by refolding your first fold. Fold down the corner.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

 

8. Invert that corner fold so that it’s inside your origami bus. You can see that I first made it deeper and then fixed it – there is lots of “wiggle room” in this easy origami tutorial.

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

9. Draw on details. Add a stop sign to the left side and a door to the right.

Your origami bus is now ready to embellish your favorite paper craft! Go ahead and make a dozen….

 

 

Make an origami bus - an adorable little school bus paper craft for kids - it is totally an origami tutorial for beginners and super easy. Use it to embellish any back to school craft. #backtoschool #papercraft #origami

 

 

What will you make an origami bus for? Comment below:

 

One Comment

  1. These little busses are adorable! Too bad my grandchildren are in other states…

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