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Halloween Pumpkin Origami

"Carve" up your own pumpkin with this Halloween pumpkin origami! Both adults and kids are sure to love it!


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All right, bring out your orange origami paper and let's begin....

Halloween Pumpkin Origami


Start off by folding an origami waterbomb base. This is a commonly used base in origami and we've created a separate page of instructions for it.

You should have the following to start with.

one corner of balloon base folded upwards


Now fold each of the four corners upwards as shown in the next three photos:

two corners of balloon base folded upwards

all four corners of balloon base folded upwards



Now fold the four horizontal corners into the center as shown:

horizontal corner folded into centerline

four horizontal corners folded into centerline



Use your finger to expand the little pocket as shown below.  You are going to tuck the flap into the pocket. 

However, the flap must first be folded in two to make it small enough for the pocket.

pocket and flap to be tucked in

flap being folded to fit pocket


This sequence shows the flap folded, then tucked in.

folded flap

flap tucked in


Now fold and tuck in the other three flaps.all four flaps tucked in

Now fold the front facing 2 flaps together so that the plain side is showing like below:

origami halloween pumpkin plain side


Now draw your pumpkin face on this plain side:

draw pumpkin face on origami


Finally expand the balloon as shown below...

expand pumpkin


and Voila! a pumpkin!

origami halloween pumpkin


Add a "stem" to complete your own pumpkin:

origami halloween pumpkin completed

Happy Halloween!


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