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Origami Ghost

Original model created on 01/10/2015 - Published on 13/10/2015

Origami Ghost instructions and tutorial

This ghost is a very easy origami model that even small kids can fold. In fact it was created by my kids Marianne and Martin (13 and 7 year old)! It's of course a great origami model to make in October when Halloween is coming. Once folded, your ghost can stand on its own. It looks a bit like the ghosts in Pac-Man! To create an origami ghost, all you need is a white sheet of paper (ordinary copy / printing paper works). Once folded, you can personalize your ghost by drawing its eyes and mouth, or sticking funny eyes. Most of the folds do not have precise locations: you can experiment folding at different places, and you will get different ghosts.

Origami ghost video instructions

To make a ghost in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami ghost

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a ghost (photo diagram and/or video).

ghost - step 1

1. Start with a white square sheet of paper. Or a green one if you want a green monster instead of a white ghost!

ghost - step 2

2. Turn the square and fold it along the horizontal diagonal.

ghost - step 3

3. Fold the right tip towards the left. It will become the arm of the ghost.

ghost - step 4

4. Fold the arm towards the right.

ghost - step 5

5. Fold the arm again towards the left.

ghost - step 6

6. And fold the arm again one last time towards the right.

ghost - step 7

7. Now do the same folds for the left arm. Fold to the right. Try to do the folds at the same positions than for the right arm.

ghost - step 8

8. Fold to the left.

ghost - step 9

9. Fold to the right again.

ghost - step 10

10. And for one last time to the left.

ghost - step 11

11. Turn the model over. Fold the top of the head towards the bottom.

ghost - step 12

12. Turn the model over. Slightly unfold the arms.

ghost - step 13

13. You can draw some eyes and a mouth, or put sticky eyes.

ghost - step 14

14. And your ghost is done! It can stand on its own, and your ghost is ready to haunt the house and spook your friends and family!

This ghost model was designed by Marianne and Martin Gigandet. This is our first completely original origami design, we hope you will like it! If you fold some ghosts, please send us pictures of them to contact@origami.plus and we will add them to the site! And if you like this ghost, please share it with your friends! Thank you!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

Your origami ghost photos

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Photos of origami ghost

Origami Ghosts

If you make an origami ghost, please send me a picture so that I can add it to the origami ghosts gallery below! Thank you!

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A lovely picture of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, taken by Betsy Butler. I love the hazy look of the origami ghosts, it makes them even more ghost-like! Thank you very much Betsy! :-)

What do you think of this ghost?

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