Do you think that an origami cup can hold water? Let’s find out with this video from Ms. Nikki, scroll down for step by step instructions. Tell us if your cup was able to hold water in the comments below.


  1. Origami Paper or paper of your choosing & a pair of scissors to cut into a square
  2. Cup of water

Step 1:  Fold your paper in half diagonally

Step 2:  Fold the corner of the triangle to the middle of the other side of the triangle. Do this for both sides.

Step 3:  Fold the top corner of the triangle down toward the triangle folds that you made

Step 4:  Flip and fold the top corner down on the other side of the cup

Step 5:  Congratulations you have completed your cup

Step 6:  It is now time to experiment with your cup to see if it can hold water. Take the cup and open it slowly and pour some water into your newly created cup. Here’s a picture of mine, did yours work?


  1. How much water can your cup hold?
  2. How long does your cup hold water?