Encourage your children to be creative with these fun and straightforward Kimono Japanese dress craft ideas. These brightly colored activities are great for a rainy day or purely for entertainment. Let your kids show off their artistry by making something amazing!
Welcome! Here in this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll learn how to make a Kimono, which is a traditional Japanese outfit worn by women on festive occasions. With some coloured paper, scissors and glue, you can design your own beautiful kimono. Let’s get done!
Beautiful Kimono Japanese Dress Craft Idea
- Coloured paper (violet, purple, white)
- Gift wrapping paper
- Sequins or pearls (for decoration)
- Scissors and glue
Step 1: Let’s Get Started
Cut a 10 x 10 cm square from the purple-coloured paper. Also cut out a long, narrow strip from the same paper.
Step 2: Let’s Cut
Fold the square into four and draw the following shape and cut it out.
Step 3: Our Kimono Is Ready
Unfold it and here we get the body of our kimono.
Step 4: Let’s Make A Collar For Our Kimono
For making a collar for the kimono, take out the long, narrow paper strip that we have cut before.
Step 5: Folding The Strip
Now fold the edge of the strip downwards as shown in the picture.
Step 6: More Folding
Fold the other end of the strip to make the collar and side cut of our kimono.
Step 7: Adding More Colour
Now cut out a long, narrow strip of white paper and make a triangular folding for the collar.
Step 8: Adding In More Prints
Now, take out a rectangular piece from the gift wrapping paper.
Step 9: Let’s Make The Bottom Part Of The Kimono (Fuki)
Take out the rectangular piece of gift wrapping paper and fold it into two.
Step 10: More Folding To Do
Fold the gift wrapping paper as follows to make the kimono’s pleats.
Step 11: Cutting The Extra Paper
Now after folding and making the pleats, cut off the top extra portion of the paper.
Step 12: Sticking The Fuki
Now use glue to stick the folded pleats inside the body of the kimono which we have already made.
Step 13: Adding More Details
Take a thin strip of violet-coloured paper. Fold it to make a ribbon out of it.
Step 14: Make Our Kimono More Pretty
Stick the folded ribbon to the edge of our collar line. Decorate it using sequences or pearls according to your wish.
Now, Our Beautiful Kimono Is Now Ready
This is an easy paper craft which can be engaging for kids. Kids can use their creativity and imagination to make more designs. This craft idea wakes up the designer within them. Making a kimono might also excite kids about the traditional festivals and culture of Japan.
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