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You Are a Gardener® Origami Foxes

Hello gardeners! If you've been following our journey, you're aware of our passion for crafting our signature origami foxes. Engaging in origami not only helps take our minds off of our weeds, but also promotes mindfulness as we focus on following instructions. Engaging in origami also boosts self-assurance and self-confidence by creating something unique from just a single sheet of paper.

Scroll down for step-by-step instruction on how to make our signature origami foxes & to collect your 'gardening tool' badge for this activity!

fox origami for kids

Thank you to Gardener Alexander and his family for sending us his photo of how he creatively crafted a collage of mini origami foxes using post-it notes! Gardener Alexander also enjoys working with modeling clay -another wonderful & beneficial gardening tool!

Here are some helpful reasons why origami is beneficial for gardeners of all ages and one of our favorite go-to Gardening Tools:

  • Improves Concentration: Origami requires precise folds and following instructions carefully, helping us focus and concentrate on the task at hand.

  • Enhances Fine Motor Skills: The intricate folds and creases in origami help us develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

  • Boosts Creativity: Through origami, gardeners can explore their creativity by experimenting with different paper colors, patterns, and designs to create unique shapes and figures.

  • Encourages Patience and Persistence: As origami can be challenging at times, it teaches gardeners the value of patience and the importance of practicing and trying again if we make a mistake.

  • Develops Spatial Awareness: Folding paper to create three-dimensional shapes in origami helps gardeners understand spatial relationships and enhance our spatial reasoning skills.

  • Promotes Relaxation and Calmness: Engaging in origami can have a calming effect on gardeners of all ages, helping us relax, reduce stress, and improve our overall well-being.

  • Fosters Confidence: Successfully completing an origami project gives us a sense of accomplishment and boosts our self-esteem, encouraging us to take on new challenges.

Scroll down for step-by step directions on how to make our signature fox origami in 2 different styles!

you are a gardener origami foxes
Our origami foxes are extremely enjoyable for beginners, especially younger gardeners, as they offer a great introduction to the art of origami. Our origami foxes are a fun activity for gardeners of all ages and can be used as bookmarks, window decorations, on bulletin boards, or even as sweet additions to letters and notes for loved ones.
lots of origami foxes

Today on the #PullYourWeeds® Blog we are going above the fold and making some adorable origami foxes in honor of our You Are a Gardener mascot, Foxie. We chose two different easy styles that use kid friendly folding and tons of fun!

step by step instructions origami foxes for kids

learn how to make origami foxes

Hey gardeners, we hope you had fun with your folding! Send us photos of your origami foxes to! 


origami fox gardening tool badge

Hey gardeners, did you make origami foxes? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Origami foxes' Gardening Tool Badge'!

 --> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet.


Unleash your creativity and boost mindfulness with You Are a Gardener® Origami Foxes. Learn how origami enhances concentration, fine motor skills, and more!


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