Need a quick and easy Halloween decoration you can make with the kids? Try this pretty pastel origami ghost garland and give your party a colourful twist.
Halloween is nearly here. Have you started decorating yet? If not, I’ve got an easy and inexpensive way to make a super cute origami ghost garland.
When it comes to decorating for a party I’m all about a garland (you can find last years origami pumpkin garland here). They’re always look fantastic, are cheap to make and a quick way to fill a blank wall.
I have to confess I’m not a big fan of the traditional orange, green and black Halloween colour scheme. Pretty pastels are much more my thing. So I decided to make a cute and not so spooky origami ghost using some watercolour patterned pastel paper. Not only are these ghosts really easy to make, they look super cute with their wobbly googly eyes as they hang on the wall.
Origami Paper, I used the Soft Pastels paper pad from The Works which I can’t find online although they do sell similar here and here. They start at a £1 for 30 6x6 inch sheets and are a bargain so it’s always worth checking in store to see what they have.
Bakers Twine or Ribbon,
Double-sided tape or glue.
If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.
How to make an origami ghost:
Fold your square in half across the diagonal.
Open back out and lay flat with the patterned side facing down. Fold both the sides in to meet in the middle and form a kite shape.
Fold the sides back out on an angle to make the arms. It should look a little like an open shirt collar.
4. To shape the head fold the top point down to make a triangle.
5. For the tail fold the bottom point across on a diagonal.
6. To finish your origami ghost stick on some googly eyes or draw on a silly face.
7. To hang your ghosts place your twine under the top flap and stick down using a glue stick or double-sided tape.
8. Keep threading on your origami ghosts and hang.
What do you think? Adorable, right? The folds are pretty simple so it’s a good one to get the little ones involved with as well. What are you waiting for? Grab some pretty paper and a packet of googly eyes and get folding. You’ll be wowing your guests in no time.
P.S. Need some more Halloween party ideas? Make sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board and get pinning.