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Origami Games for Kids
Overlapping one quarter flap with another allows this structure to stand freely. Then simply fold over the three corners to lock the shape. Use several Pins with the “Bowl ‘em Over” game.

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  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold the left edge to the right. Unfold.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the right and left edges to the center.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 3
    Step 3

    Feed the right flap behind the left flap...

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 4
    Step 4

    closing the model into a rigid three-sided shape.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pinch the left and right corners at the top, at the dotted circles.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 6
    Step 6

    Proceeding clockwise, first valley-fold the right corner down at 45 degrees, which locks the open side of the model. Then mountain-fold the left corner behind. Finally, fold the rear corner forward.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 7
    Step 7

    The Bowling Pin—front view. Draw on some stripes to decorate.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 8
    Step 8

    Top view.

  • How to make a board game piece. Bowling Pin - Step 9
    Step 9

    Bowl ‘em Over
    Object: Knock down the most Bowling Pins.
    Number of players: 2–4
    Models needed: 6 Bowling Pins
    Crumpled paper ball
    Setup: Set up the Bowling Pins on the floor in rows of 1, 2, and 3.
    How to play:
    1. Each player gets only 1 throw per frame (unlike real bowling, where there are 2 throws per frame).
    2. Players get 1 point for each Pin knocked down, and an extra 5 points for a strike (all 6 Pins).
    3. Players take turns throwing and setting up Pins.
    4. The player with the highest score at the end of 10 frames is the winner.

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