Ms. Venegas has been using origami to make rosettes and medallions since 2003. She shares art/craft techniques and ideas online.
The Best Origami Ghost Pattern
This tutorial takes the basic origami ghost pattern and dresses it up for a better high-flying goblin for the fall season. Cute as Casper and easy enough for big kids.
Included are a few ideas for displaying the ghost and giving it tweaks so each one looks unique. The decorator can create a display with ghosts flying in many directions.
These paper decorations are not just for Halloween. Make them for the Day of the Dead and well into autumn. Get some paper and start with the pattern below.
Ghost Origami Instructions
Give Ghosts New Clothes With Fancy Papers
There's no need to stay with white paper for these ghosts. Try using fancy papers to dress up your ghosts with some new clothes.
Shape up the Goblin Using Your Imagination
All that is left to do is gently pull the top, tail, and arms into positions that appeal to you. Ghosts can sit on a table, hang on the porch, or add to a wooden craft loop for a mobile.
Each of your ghosts can be dressed up by putting different expressions into the eyes, and hanging them at various angles.
© 2011 Sherry Venegas
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Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on August 09, 2012:
How cute! I've always liked ghost decorations for Halloween. Great instructions! (Pinned!)
Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on November 15, 2011:
An origami Ghost -- what fun. You're right -- ghosts aren't just for Halloween!
sojourner-1 on October 27, 2011:
There is still the unknown ghost lurking around. I've never seen this before-great ideas.
Mona from Iowa on October 25, 2011:
These little guys are just too cute. What a great family activity.
sousababy on October 22, 2011:
What I love about origami is that everyone enjoys it, there's no mess, glue or scissors needed and it's 3-dimensional. At first, I couldn't imagine how you'd do an origami ghost - but these are amazing! Leave it to you paperfacets to have mastered how to 'fold' a ghost. Keep 'em coming.
anonymous on October 20, 2011:
these are so cool - thank you for sharing it
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on October 19, 2011:
This would be a fun activity for the whole family making the origami ghosts to put around the house.