Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been around for centuries and has gained popularity around the world as a creative and meditative hobby. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try some Halloween origami projects. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
This is an easy project that can be completed in just a few minutes. All you need is a square piece of orange or black paper and your favorite Halloween-themed origami design. Fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle, then fold it in half again to create a smaller triangle. Unfold the paper, and fold each corner to the center crease. Fold the top point down, then fold the sides inward to create a diamond shape. Finally, fold the diamond in half vertically and tuck the flaps into the pocket to make your bookmark.
Bats are a classic Halloween icon, and they make great origami projects. To make a bat, start with a square piece of paper, colored black on one side and white on the other. Fold the paper in half diagonally to create a triangle, then fold the top corners of the triangle down to the bottom point. Fold the paper in half horizontally, then fold the wings outward. Finally, fold the top corner of the paper down to make the bat’s head and draw eyes and fangs.
Pumpkins are a staple of Halloween, and they can be made using origami. To make a pumpkin, start with a square piece of orange paper. Fold the paper in half diagonally to create a triangle, then fold the two top corners down to meet the bottom point. Fold the paper in half vertically, then fold the two corners of the paper inward to create the pumpkin shape. Use a green paper stem to finish your pumpkin.
Ghosts are a classic Halloween decoration, and they’re easy to make with origami. Start with a square piece of white paper, then fold it in half diagonally to create a triangle. Fold the top corners down to the bottom point, then fold the top of the paper down to make the ghost’s head. Use a black marker to draw eyes and a mouth.
To make a witch’s hat, start with a square piece of black paper. Fold the paper in half diagonally to create a triangle, then fold the two top corners down to the bottom point. Fold the two sides of the paper inward, then fold the bottom of the paper up to create the hat’s brim. Add a green paper ribbon for a finishing touch.
These are just a few examples of the many Halloween origami projects that you can try. Whether you’re an experienced origami artist or a beginner, there’s sure to be a project that you’ll enjoy. Happy Halloween!