Halloween is such a fun time of year and it’s also a great time to make stuff!
There are so many Halloween craft ideas available (like my Halloween Resin Charms!) that it can be difficult to pick which one to do.
In this post, I’m going to show you a super easy and super simple Fall craft – Halloween Origami!
What is Origami?
As you may know, origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding paper. The word origami literally comes from the Japanese for ‘to fold’ and ‘paper’ – oru (to fold) and kami (paper).
By folding the paper in different ways it is possible to create some very detailed and unique models. The techniques vary from very easy to extremely complicated!
There’s a big debate about whether you are allowed to cut the paper during the origami process. Strictly speaking, the answer is no! If you’ve cut the paper, then it’s not true origami.
But I’m a rebel…! I’ve broken the rules a bit to include some Halloween paper folding ideas that do involve cutting. Oh well… rules are made to be broken!
The supplies for origami projects are pretty simple… paper!
You can use regular paper, but really you need to use origami paper, as it is precut into squares and thinner (therefore easier to fold) than regular paper.
When my kids and I first decided to start doing origami I looked for origami paper at a few local stores (including local craft stores) and I couldn’t find it anywhere!
Amazon to the rescue!
There’s a MASSIVE selection of origami paper on Amazon in lots of different size and colors. It’s also pretty cheap (under $15 for 1,000 sheets!).
However, there is some HORRIBLE quality origami paper on Amazon, so you do have to be careful which you pick. Here are some of the packages that I would recommend.
Note: Black origami black is not normally included in the smaller bulk packs, so you will need to buy the black paper separately. Also, make sure that it is double-sided paper, sometimes it will be black on one side, but white on the other.
Best Smaller Pack:
Best Large Pack:
Best Black Origami Paper:
Best Patterned Sheets Pack:
Origami Skill Levels
The Halloween Origami ideas below involve a mixture of skill levels. I’ve rated each project idea from Beginner to Experienced.
Beginner: Suitable for younger children (5+) with adult help or older children (8+) on their own.
Intermediate: Some previous origami experience is a plus, but not needed. These origami projects are suitable for older kids (8+) and teens.
Experienced: These projects can be tricky and require some previous origami experience. They have some folds that are difficult and will require some focus and attention to detail. Most suitable for teens and adults, however, older children (8+) could do it with adult help.
Halloween Origami Ideas
So here is the part that you’ve been waiting for! The Halloween origami ideas! There are 9 different ideas below… I hope you like them!