Origami for Halloween - Craft book review

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Hello darlings!

When I was in my teen years my mom used to solve crossword puzzles. She would buy these magazines that were filled with them and spent her free time solving them. I used to solve some of the easier ones myself but I quickly got bored. One thing I truly liked though was the origami puzzles. They were really difficult and kept me occupied for hours and hours.

Origami is a form of art that involves paper folding. It originated from Japan – as all cool things do – and it’s very popular to paper and craft lovers.

Later on as I got involved with more crafts I did my share of origami too. I’ve folded frogs and cranes and little boats too. Boats are my favourite to do and Natalia also likes them.

That’s why I was thrilled when I was asked to take a look at Stephane’s Gigandet book:
 Origami for Halloween

Stephane started folding origami a couple of years ago and hasn’t stopped since! He loves to give life to paper and has a true passion for it. He has published a wonderful book for Halloween Origami.

The book contains 10 wonderful origami designs that range from easy to difficult. They are great to make with your kids. Actually some of them were designed by Stephane’s kids! How cool is that?

I liked that there were very easy to follow instructions and diagrams. I strongly advice you to read the instructions in the start of the book before you start folding. It will make all the difference. Many people prefer videos to help with the folding but the instructions in the book left nothing unanswered.

I didn’t have much time but I did manage to make a couple of designs.

First I made a very cute ghost. The folding was very easy and very well detailed. It took me a couple of minutes to fold. Now, my drawing skills are not the best as I’ve told you before, but I did manage to add a face to my ghost. You can also glue the commercially available eyes if you like.




Then I made the bat. I love bats! Honestly I do! I mean live ones. Yes, I am weird, but you see in our house in the village where I spent all my summers, we had bats. And we kinda loved them. So, anyhow, back to the origami.





The bat was more difficult than the ghost, but I did manage it. I used a piece of paper from an old poster I keep recycling. There are many types of origami paper available. 

The bat now has a special place on my desk!

Lastly, I tried to make the spider web, cause guess what? I love spiders too! LOL.
However, I am totally out of practice and this one needed a lot more skill than I have right now. It was a total failure. If you are skilled in origami, this one will give you a thrill and it will test your skills!

And guess what? If you make it snap a photo of it and send it to Stephane. He likes to include photos of his clients foldings in his book, so who knows, maybe your creation will be in his next book!

Overall, this book is excellent fun for origami lovers and those who want to try it for the first time. The ghosts are wonderful for Halloween and the pumpkins are great decorations for fall.

Have you ever tried origami? What did you make?



Lots of love





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23 comments

  1. I had never thought about origami Halloween style but what a neat idea, great for something different to do at a party as well.

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  2. This looks like a fun book! My daughter has been trying her hand at origami and would be a fan!

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  3. I have always wanted to try Origami. I will have to get a copy of this book. I know my Son will like it as well.

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  4. I've never really thought about using origami for Halloween projects before! The bat in particular is so cute!

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  5. I know how to fold some origami figures, but just those really easy ones! I think that ghost figure is very cute!

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  6. My daughter loves origami! We're going to try these later! Thanks!

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  7. Why are these so cute. I love the pumpkin one!

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  8. I to try origami once and awhile. I like the concept of a Halloween specific origami book.

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  9. I love what you have made. I have origami paper and still have not used it. Such great ideas.

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  10. Such cute ways to make oragami for Fall/Halloween. My oldest son loved oragami when he was a kid. I wonder if he still remembers how to do some of the things he did.

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  11. I remember when I was in high school, I tried to do these. My fingers are so clumsy though, I never did it right.

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  12. This looks like it is full of great ideas! I wish I would have had this book for us to do crafts from.

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  13. I am no good at oragami and my craft skills are rather limited but I love the sound of this craft book! An oragami bat or pumpkin would be cool. x

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  14. That looks like fun, I don't think I'd do well with complicated ones though the simpler one that I could do. That ghost origami is so cute, it would be great to make origami decorations to hang up in your place for Halloween.

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  15. lol @ the 'dead easy' caption on the flier. These are adorable. I've never done origami but, I'd like to. So creative.

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  16. I have only attempted origami once and that was to make a t-rex dinosaur for my youngest. It was a failure. I would love to be able to learn how to do it and then teach my boys as it looks like so much fun.

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  17. This is a great way to design halloween parties! Thanks for sharing! I’ll do this at home.

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  18. This is great, my son loves origami. He can create different things and animals out of folding and cutting papers.

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  19. I'd love to learn to the skill of doing origami! It's so fun to see the unique items that can be created out of paper.

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  20. These are the cutest origamis! Hope you had the best Halloween. xo, Suzanne

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  21. We love origami and now probably love Halloween. It doesn't look "dead easy" though. Inventive and resourceful, definitely. It easy.

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  22. Wow this is a nostalgia for me. I used to create many origami because. It took me weeks to perfect the crane origami :)

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  23. I to attempt origami once and momentarily. I like the idea of a Halloween particular origami book!!!!

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