Hats and Boats
Origami is a fabulous activity for kids as it encourages fine motor development and is great for creativity. I have shown below the most basic paper folding I know, making hats and/or boats. I would suggest newspaper for making hats so that they actually fit on the head. If using smaller paper the hats are only suitable for toys or pets. Either way it’s a good bit of fun, and my 6 year old hasn’t stopped making them since.
My kids had a good hour of fun with these, but if you find it getting old quickly, then decorate the hats, turn it into a pirate role play game, or float them in a puddle and race boats. Recommend if using as boats to find thicker paper as newspaper probably won’t last long.