Paper Umbrella Craft for Kids – a Fun Rainy Day Idea

On rainy days, make a handmade paper umbrella! This fun project is suitable for older kids because it requires quite a bit of patience and skill – but it’s really fun because this umbrella opens and closes just like a real umbrella. Isn’t it amazing?

This children’s craft will be loved by everyone who loves making origami – there are many ways to fold it.

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Guys, maybe you know Mary Poppins, the woman with the flying umbrella? Today we came across that story in the library and came up with the idea of ​​doing this umbrella project.

We will show you how to make a summer umbrella to protect us from the sun when we build sand castles on the beach.

Make a handmade paper umbrella

Plus, it opens and closes and that makes this umbrella super special.

Make a handmade paper umbrella

You won’t need many supplies for this project, but younger kids will need help from an adult or sibling.

Make a handmade paper umbrella

This can be quite a difficult project, so make sure to follow all the steps and watch the video.

Make your own handmade paper umbrellas

How to make handmade paper umbrellas

What you need:

  • 3 sheets of A4/letter sized colored paper
  • drag
  • glue
  • wood stick

Materials used

Let’s start!

Instructions step by step

Largest umbrella canopy

Fold the paper into a square…

Step 1

…and cut off the excess.

Step 1-1

When you open the square piece of paper, you will see two triangles, one on the left, one on the right.

Step 2

Now fold the paper…

Step 2-1

…to form another triangle.

Step 2-2

When you open the square piece of paper, you will have 4 triangles.

Step 2-3

Fold the paper in half to form a rectangle.

Step 3

Expand the rectangle.

Step 3-1

Then repeat this on the other side.

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Step 3-2

Open it again,…

Step 4

…and form a smaller square by folding the two opposite squares inward.

Step 4-1

To get a square like this.

Step 4-2

This step includes 4 triangular folds.

Start by folding a triangle,…

Step 5

… then open it…

Step 5-1

…and fold it inside.

Step 5-2

Reverse wrinkles.

Step 5-3

Fold it together.

Step 5-4

Repeat this step with the remaining three sides.

Step 5-5

And continue until the final part…

Step 5-7

…where you should be shaped like a kite.

Steps 5-8

Now we start folding 8 smaller triangles, 2 on each side.

Step 6

Emphasize…

Step 6-1

… to get a beautiful fold.

Step 6-3

And continue …

Step 6-4

…create your triangle.

Step 6-5

Use your fingers to press each one one by one.

Step 6-6

Step one…

Step 6-7

… one by one …

Steps 6-8

… by anyway…

Step 6-9

…to the last one.

Steps 6-10

Fold a triangle, fold it back in, repeat.

Step 7

All the way…

Step 7-1

…until it looked like this.

Step 7-2

Inside the umbrella canopy

Take another sheet of paper and repeat these 7 steps.

Step 8The top of the umbrella canopy

Continue your project by folding the paper into a square…

Step 9

Cut off the excess.

Step 9-1

When you open the square piece of paper, you will see two triangles, one on the left, one on the right.

Now fold the paper to form a triangle.

Step 9-2

When you open the square piece of paper, you will have 4 triangles.

Step 9-3

Fold the paper in half to form a rectangle.

Step 10

Open it and cut along the line.

Step 10-1

Fold the paper and cut off the excess…

Step 11-1

…to get a smaller square.

Step 11-2

Open the square and fold the paper to form a triangle.

Step 12

Open the square and notice the 4 triangles.

Step 12-1

Fold the paper in half to form a rectangle.

Step 12-2

Open the rectangle…

Step 12-3

…then repeat this on the other side.

Step 12-4

Let’s open it again…

Step 13

…and form a smaller square by folding the two opposite squares inward (just like you did with the previous square – with the green square in the steps above).

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Step 13-1

Repeat all the steps from before to complete the top canopy.

Step 13-2

Prepare the canopy parts

Take the smallest kite and cut along the lines.

Step 14

Cut off the top, make a small hole.

Step 14-1

Take a large kite, cut the bottom along the line,…

Step 15

…and cut off the top.

Step 15-1

Take the remaining large kite, mark a straight line 1cm away from the existing line as shown in the picture…

Step 16

…and cut it off.

Step 16-1

Look closely at the picture and mark two straight lines starting from the middle.

Step 17

Cut to them. You should leave space between them, so be careful not to cut them off completely.

Step 17-1

The cuts will look like this.

Step 17-2

You are ready to continue.

Step 17-3

Open all 3 sheets of paper.

Step 18

We’ll start working on the last kite.

Step 19

Start folding the paper between the triangles as shown in the picture.

Step 19-1

Invert all the triangle folds.

Step 20

In the end, you will get a lemon juicer with the same shape.

Step 20-1

Flip it over.

Step 20-2

Start folding each edge inside the lemon squeeze shape.

Step 21

Until you get to this step.Step 21-1

The side of your cell section will look like this.

Step 21-2

When you’re done, open the paper again.

Step 21-3

Cut off the top of the lemon squeezer…

Step 22

…and make a small hole. Now these are your finished paper umbrella parts.

Step 22-1

Apply a little glue inside the smaller umbrella (upper umbrella)…

Step 23

…and stick it on the larger one (the large canopy).

Step 23-1

Apply a little glue to the outside of the lemon squeezer…

Step 24

…and stick it inside the larger umbrella.

Step 24-1

Insert the wooden stick through the hole of the umbrella.

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Step 25

Be the runner-up and a spearhead

Cut out three paper stripes.

Step 26

Point

Apply some glue to one of them and wrap it around the end of the stick to secure the umbrella when opened.

Apply some glue underneath that wrapping paper and glue the top of the umbrella.

Let the glue dry.

Step 26-1

If the wooden stick is too long, cut off part of it.

Step 27-1

Your umbrella should now look like this.

Step 27-2

Runner

Apply a little glue to the second strip of paper and wrap it around the end of the wooden stick.

Step 28

Let the glue dry.Step 29

Use your finger to press the top of the lemon squeezer and apply a little glue on it.

Step 29-1

Be careful not to apply glue to the stick.

Step 30

Apply just a little glue to the edge of the third strip of paper and stick it onto the lemon squeezer.

Step 30-1

Start wrapping it around the stick.

Then apply some glue to the rest of the stripe and finish wrapping.

Step 30-2

Let the glue dry completely.

Make your own handmade paper umbrellas

All has been done!

Make a handmade paper umbrella

Hope you find this project interesting.

Make a handmade paper umbrella

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