Halloween season is underway, and what better time to try out the Japanese art of Origami? The Japanese word “origami” itself is a compound of two smaller Japanese words: “ori” (root verb “oru”), meaning to fold, and “kami”, meaning paper.
Japanese origami began sometime after Buddhist monks carried paper to Japan during the 6th century. The first Japanese origami dates from this period and was used for religious ceremonial purposes only, due to the high price of paper.
There are several origami stories in Japanese culture, such as a story of no Seimei making a paper bird and turning it into a real one.
The technique has evolved and there are currently many Halloween themed origami projects you can try. Check out some of them below, and show us your own Halloween paper creations.!
Creepy Crow | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Tombstone | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Witches Hat | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Dracula | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Vampire Kiss | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Jack O Lantern in Witches Hat | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Happy Ghosts | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Silly Skull | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Flying Bat | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Vampire Kitty Bookmark | GET INSTRUCTIONS
Howling Wolf | GET INSTRUCTIONS