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Origami Doggy

Products Used

Additional Products

  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Paint Brush
  • Brown Paint
  • White School Glue
  • Shaving Cream
  • 3D Shapes (Sphere, Cone, Box, Pyramid)
  • Wiggle Eyes (optional)

Project Details

Students make 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional dog faces using paper, crayons, liquid glue, and shaving cream.

Lesson Plan Ideas

Developed by: Samantha Bartholow, Early Childhood Educator, Honolulu, HI

Learning Objective

For Grade: K
Students will practice math skills by sorting and creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.

Common Core Standards

CCSS. Math.Content.K.G.A.3
Identify shapes as 2-D (lying in a plane “flat”) or 3-D (“solid”)

Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

Mini Lesson 

To prepare for this lesson plan, teachers should cut Tru-Ray® Construction Paper into the following shapes: Circle, Hexagon, Rectangle and Triangle.





  1. Students sit in a circle. Teacher places the construction paper shapes as well as the three dimensional shapes in the center of the circle. Class discusses the differences and similarities in 2-D and 3-D shapes.
  2. Students sort the shapes into two groups, 2-D and 3-D.
  3. Students construct a 2-D and 3-D dog face.
  4. With edges touching, tape in place.


  1. Teacher shows students how to create an origami dog face step by step.

  2. Cut Tru-Ray® Construction Paper into 9" x 9" squares for the students. Place it so that it is a diamond or rhombus on the table.

    Step 2


  3. Fold the top corner down to the bottom corner to form a triangle.

    Step 3


  4. Fold the left corner down to create an ear.

    Step 4


  5. Fold the right corner down to create an ear.

    Step 5


  6. Fold the bottom corner up to create a nose.

    Step 6




  7. Add eyes.

    Step 7


  8. Teacher mixes equal parts liquid glue and shaving cream. Teacher adds a few drops of brown paint and stirs with a paintbrush. Students paint dots on their dog. (The mixture will dry raised.)

    Step 8


  9. Students draw a 2-dimensional dog face on a separate square piece of construction paper.

    Step 9


Students discuss the similarities and differences in their art works!



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