Sunday, September 28, 2014

Origami Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin

Can you tell that I'm really digging Halloween origami?  Last week I shared how to fold a cute origami black cat.  Today I'm continuing the theme and sharing how to fold an origami Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin!  


Origami Pumpkin

How to fold an origami Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin for Halloween

This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support!

I'm still an origami novice and I found these pumpkins to be much easier to fold than the black cat.  I just followed the original tutorial here.  It was shown with very few words and lots of arrows.  So I took photos of my process in hopes that these photos and descriptions will make things clearer.  (Although if you run into trouble, definitely check the original source!)

Let's get folding!



Materials Needed

Materials Needed to fold an origami pumpkin


Let's Fold an Origami Jack-O-Lantern!

First 6 steps showing how to fold an origami pumpkin for Halloween

1.  Fold your origami paper in half diagonally.
2.  Fold your paper in half again.
3.  Lift up the top triangle and place your fingers in the pocket.
4.  Push the pocket over to the side.
5.  Press down on it, creating a square.
6. Turn your paper over.  Repeat steps 3-5 on the other side.



step 7 showing how to fold an origami pumpkin

7.  Now you should have two squares on top of each other.  Make sure the paper opens on the bottom (point closest to you.)


steps 8 and 9 showing how to fold an origami pumpkin

8.  Lift up the top left flap (left side of top square) and fold it over to the right side.  Then, fold the flap so that the side corner meets the middle fold.
9.  Flip your left flap back over again to its original place and you should see this.


step 10 of how to fold an origami pumpkin for Halloween

10.  Do the same thing with the top right flap (right side of top square.)  Now you should see see this.  (You're basically folding both sides of the top square behind themselves.)

To make it look even more pumpkin-like, we're going to adjust the way these folds look.

steps 11 and 12 showing how to fold an origami jack-o-lantern

11.  Flip over your left flap again.  Then, make a fold as pictured in 11.
12.  Flip that left flap back to its original place and you should see this.


step 13 showing how to fold an origami pumpkin

13.  Repeat steps 11 and 12 with the right side.  (See how we've just changed the shape of the two flaps?)


steps 14  showing how to fold an origami pumpkin

14.  Flip your pumpkin over.  Fold down all four corners.  Then, flip your pumpkin back to its front.  You should see something that resembles a pumpkin.  (I thought it looked a bit strange on top, so I fixed my top fold.)

step 15 showing how to fold an origami pumpkin

15.  Tape a stem onto the back and glue on facial features to the front of your pumpkin.  (I cut everything out from origami paper.  Ok, ok.  I know that's probably not kosher in the strictest origami sense, but it certainly made my pumpkin cuter.)


And that's it! Enjoy your cute patch of origami pumpkins!

easy directions showing how to fold an origami pumpkin


Hopefully these directions were clear enough for you to make your own pumpkins too!  I really enjoyed making these little guys.  Their faces give them such different personalities, don't you think?

Let's Keep in Contact!

Like this idea?  You can always find other fun ideas on my Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts!

Happy folding!


LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...