Get Creative for Health + Happiness

Act-Belong-Commit Young Artist Academy


Hi there, I'm Lizzy!

I’m an artist living in Geraldton in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Each week I'll be adding a new Young Artist Academy activities that uses materials found around your home that the whole family can enjoy. Parent supervision is recommended for those under 13.


I'm going to show you how to make a talking crow using origami. Your crow will look like it is talking with its beak opening and closing as you flap its wings. You can decorate your crow to make it even more animated!

To keep the fun going you can also book a free 'Family Zoom' session with me for this activity. Click here to book a session. (Family Zooms are available to people living in the Mid West region of Western Australia)

If you have a question, please email me at


Items you need

• A piece of A4 printer paper

Or origami paper

Or any piece of square or rectangle paper

• Black marker

Fold Your Crow!

Watch and follow along with my video tutorial on how to create the origami talking crow!

Optional Extras for this ACTIVITY

Have MORE fun with how you decorate your crow!

Do you have any feathers to stick on it? Colour in the wings and beak however you like. You could even glue googlie eyes on!

Experiment with making your crow out of other types and sizes of paper.

Newspaper and wrapping paper can work. What else do you think could work too?

Share what you have MADE

We want to see your Creation!

Once you have completed the activity take a photo your work and post it in our Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home Facebook group or email your photo to

In the comments please write #YoungArtist Aged 10 using the artist's actual age. Please add any comments to your post about what was enjoyable about the Young Artist Academy activity.

Keep the Fun Going with A Free FAMILY ZOOM!

Act-Belong-Commit FAMILY ZOOM

Pull up a chair... welcome to our Act-Belong-Commit Family Zoom! You and your family are invited to choose a time with Lizzy to participate in a mini family workshop to create your talking crow!

For a safe, personal and social experience, each session is designed for one family and our creative. Sessions are free and run for around 20 minutes in a private Zoom room. Extended family members are encouraged to join in from different locations.

Please click here to book a Family Zoom session for this activity.

As our sessions are designed as a safe space for people of all ages to get creative together, we ask that a parent is on the session at all times.

Family Zooms are available to people living in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

Questions? Please email

This Activity is part of the Young ArtisT ACADEMY!

The Act-Belong-Commit Young Artist Academy provides imaginative art + craft and creative coding activities each week. It is a free and fun way for families to stay active and connected while at home. You or a family member can do one-off challenges or complete a series of activities to graduate.

Anyone anywhere is welcome to take part of the Academies activities and graduate.

For more information, check out the Young Artist Academy.

Get creative for health + happiness!

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