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About this Workshop


In this Workshop you will learn to make a fun, beginner-level origami. I will teach you to make a carp fish origami, which is easy, but super fun and cute.  We will also create an original chopstick and use carp origami for the cover.

In Japan, "Children's Day" is celebrated every year on May 5 and we decorate carp flags outside the house and in our public places.  Tradition says that they bring luck and good fortune to the children inside.  Koi fish, or carp, are believed to be strong, spirited fish, and are revered for their determination in fighting as they swim upstream and through powerful waterfalls.  These carp streamers, or Koinobori, symbolize the desire for children to become brave and strong individuals.

In Japan, children make this craft to celebrate Children's Day, but we make this any time as it can also be used as a chopstick cover.  It is a fun and enjoyable project, and I am excited to make it with you and teach about origami and Children's Day in Japan!

Please note: This Workshop is recommended for children 8+ as it requires a certain level of dexterity. Younger Learners may need adult assistance. 


What You'll Need

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Carp Origami from Japan GLOkit

This GLOkit contains ten piece of origami paper, four disposable chopsticks, and a print-out of the fold design.

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Additional Supplies

Learners will also need:

  • A black marker
  • A colorful marker (your choice)
  • Tape


Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Polly GonomaruView Profile

Hello from JAPAN. My name is Polly, I was born in Thailand but moved to live in Japan.  I speak Thai, Japanese and English.  I have 5 years of experience as a Kindergarten teacher, and I love to teach crafts with kids- especially origami.  Origami is so fun to learn, and it helps develop their fine motor skills and creativity.  Origami is a fun, creative activity that people of all ages can enjoy!

I am so excited to teach everyone more about the great cultures of Thailand and Japan.  There are so many fun things that I would love to share with you all.

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Carp Origami from Japan