If you are unfamiliar with origami, it is the ancient art of paper folding that is thought to have originated in Japan and China. The art form also has close ties with Europe and has been used for centuries to express an artistic vision and create decorations. Even today it continues to prove popular and there are a wide number of shapes and designs you can copy to create decorations.
Origami is perfect for Halloween, allowing you to create decorations that can be recycled or reused year after year. It’s a great alternative to the messy and difficult task of pumpkin carving. There are a number of Halloween origami decorations you can make including;
This environmentally-friendly form of decoration is a great way to keep children busy and get them interested in crafts. You can also colour your decorations once you’ve made them and they are a lot better for the planet than plastic decorations. We’ve put together a guide to some of the products you might need below.
Materials You Will Need For Origami
In order to make these origami decorations you will need a few essential supplies. The staple ingredient needed is, of course, paper but there are also a number of other things you will need. Cowling and Wilcox have an array of items that are perfect for spooky parties. Make sure you have the following:
Coloured Paper or Card – you will need some coloured paper or card along with plain paper. Paper is easier to fold but card is more resilient. We have a pack of multicoloured card that could come in handy.
Scissors – although origami is the art of paper folding, you might have to cut the paper in order to create some of these designs.
How Difficult is Origami?
Many people think that origami is a difficult and complex process but this isn’t always the case. There are plenty of origami tasks that are quite straight forward and simple. Our above guide lists each origami folding task by its level of difficulty. So, if you are planning on doing this with kids then why not start with some of the more simple folding tasks such as a pumpkin?
Once you get the hang of the folding process it can become a lot easier to follow along with the tutorial videos. Why not give it a go this Halloween and show us your results?