How to Make an Origami Baseball Mitt

How to Make an Origami Baseball Mitt

To honor this most holy of holy days, let us join together in the creation of a symbol of our joy: the baseball mitt.

What You’ll Need


A section of newspaper. (I’d suggest the sports section.)

Optional: a Sharpie

What You’ll Do

Fold 1/4 of the way in as shown below.

Fold corners to center.

Fold corners to center, again.

Turn over.

Fold up bottom about 2 inches three times.

Fold tip down and tuck into band.

Fold side as shown, tucking it into tip just folded down. Repeat on the other side.

Turn mitt over and add stitching with Sharpie to make mitt look ‘authentic’. Insert hand.


For more everyday paper folding techniques, check out Margaret Van Sicklen's The Joy of Origami.

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Steve Wolfe on Aug 01, 2011:

I thought it might be a good idea to make a baseball mitt out of recycled paper and reinforced with strong thread. Why bring an expensive leather glove that could be lost or stolen when you could put advertizement on a recycled paper glove at low cost and sell them for under $10.00. It would be easy to carry and if it was lost, no big deal!

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