Tidying up the other day I unearthed a cute origami book that I bought in Japan called ‘Origami of Delicious Food’. It’s in Japanese but has enough pictures to be able to work out the designs. One of the ‘delicious foods’ was a pumpkin, and I thought it would be fun to make a few and turn them into a garland just in time for Halloween.

Emma is Halloween crazy at the moment so she has used it to decorate her room.
This garland would work well for other autumnal celebrations like Thanksgiving (for all you Northern American folk).

You will need:

  • Origami Papers in orange tones (as many as you want for your garland)
  • Green paper for stems
  • Twine
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors

One piece of origami paper makes one pumpkin body. The larger the paper the larger the pumpkin. If you don’t have origami paper you can cut any decorative paper into a square shape.

How to:

1. Time to get folding, see the above picture and make as pumpkins as you like.

2. Tape in the stems

3. Tape the twine to the pumpkins

All done!

My favourite is this grey pumpkin, because it reminds me of a Queensland Blue pumpkin which is the type we commonly have in Australia.

My little scary skeleton is a fan.

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