I don’t usually create decorations for Halloween, even though there are some amazing models out there that deserve a try.
This year I decided to give another try to this model I saved to my Instagram profile a long long time ago.
There are instructions on how to fold this origami jack o’ lantern modular, but last time I did not got the proportions right.
This time, the first I folded still had the body bigger than the model folded by the author, so for the video, I decided to make the body smaller and it looks so much better.
Another huge difference, is the fact that mine will not hold it’s own weight.
I wonder if it is because of the paper, maybe it should be cardboard? Or maybe the lip has a different paper size that the one I use?
I also used way more glue and a lot of tape….and I don’t think that @craft_team_bigheads used any tape for this model.
How to Fold This Origami Jack O’ Lantern Modular
First I want to mention again, that there are photo instructions on his profile. I will give a link to each and every one.
I decided to make video instructions, because I really like this model and I don’t want to forget how I folded it.
You will also see that I am quite clumsy when it comes to folding and recording in the same time, but I think it’s an ok quality to understand what I am doing there.
You will also see that I recorded the video in portrait mode. This was intentional, as I thought I will upload them on Pinterest. But the size it’s way to big for Pinterest, so YouTube it is.
Folding the Hands of the Origami Jack O’ Lantern Modular.
Folding the Head of the Origami Jack O’ Lantern.
For the head we need 7 pieces of square paper.
We need 6 for the main part of the head, and one for the lip.
I used 10 x 10 cm of Heyda origami paper.
I am sorry for the light on the lip video. I was recording in front of the window with the drapes closed and then I did open one of the drapes when I realized it got quite dark on the video.
Here is the link for the eyes as well. (being a short I can not embed it as the others)
For the eyes I used 2 pieces of square paper of 2.5 x 2.5 cm.
Folding the Body of the Origami Jack O’ Lantern Modular.
For the body we need 1 piece of square paper.
I used 15 x 15 cm of Heyda origami paper.
In this video you will see Luna as well. She decided that she wants to play and be in the way.
Hopefully it’s still understandable what needs to be done.
Assembling the Origami Jack O’ Lantern
You will see that I used way more glue and even tape to assemble it. Maybe you could do it without any tape, but I just went for it and used it.