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Origami for Halloween and the Day of the Dead

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Do you remember the joy of getting into a costume and pretending to be a king, a queen, a cat, a dragon… some character of fantasy and imagination? Halloween is around the corner. These origami for Halloween will delight you and your love ones. Choose one or more from this Halloween collection and make them [...]

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This is an origami bat with  great battitude and batsonality! It flutters into our spooky space to join a growing  group of  origami models for Halloween  previously featured in Origami Spirit. Jennifer Linderman –artist, teacher and a wonderfully creative friend of mine, is the designer of this bat. Folding it makes me wish to be a [...]

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In the previous post I shared a delightful origami Cat-box created by Gay Merrill Gross. Using Gay’s cat as a springboard, I felt inspired to design my own version of this cat-box model. Filled with candy corn it will be a charming Halloween cat. It can also be used to make favors for a kid’s [...]

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Do you like origami cats? What about origami boxes? Gay Merrill Gross has combined two traditional origami figures –a cat’s head and a Sanbo box, and designed this delightful origami cat-box! This two-piece origami cat-box is the perfect model to fill with candy or other small items to give away as a present on a [...]

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This origami bow tie model is part of a series celebrating The Day of the Dead. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, you will love this traditional origami bow tie. It can be used as an accessory for a Halloween costume, or to make a handsome greeting card for Dad on Father’s Day. Can [...]

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Whether you make one origami skull or a whole family of origami skulls, you’ll enjoy the options for dressing them up to celebrate either the Day of the Dead or Halloween. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) commemorates and honors the lives of departed love ones and welcomes the return of their spirits. [...]

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Looking for fun Halloween party ideas? Here is one: make origami candy corn and use it to write ‘fortunes’ or ‘spooky’ messages for your guests. Below you’ll find some other ideas as well. As I recorded a previous video to demonstrate how to make an origami cat-head box, I thought that having some candy corn [...]

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Have you ever seen a cat who has a rabbit as a close relative? Well, this particular origami cat is genetically related to an origami rabbit featured in a previous blog post here at Origami Spirit. They share the same origami genes! Just like its rabbit cousin, this origami cat is also made from the [...]

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Looking for a thoughtful graduation present? An owl symbolizes wisdom and learning, and from the kingdom of origami animals comes this delightful paper owl. Perfect for the occasion. But this is not just an ordinary origami owl. It’s also a gift card holder! Owls are nocturnal birds that have many symbolic meanings including intelligence, intuition, independence, [...]