Make a “Day of the Dead” composition or collage using at least two figures shown on an Origami Spirit video tutorial “Day of the Dead series“.

DEADLINE: November Nov 2, 2014 6pm (New York City time)
Read all the rules in the video.

Participate in this contest and win a prize.

There will be three winners:
• Most artistic composition
• Most original composition
• Most spooky composition

Prize for each of the three winners:
• An original sugar skull folded and signed by Leyla Torres
• Six (6) sheets of specially designed patterned paper to make sugar skulls.
• Link to a printable pattern for making origami sugar skulls.

Special Gift for all Participants:
Anyone who sends a photo of their “Day of the Dead” composition
will receive a link to a printable pattern for making origami sugar skulls.

DEADLINE: November Nov 2, 2014 6pm (New York City time)
Read all the rules in the video.

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