Easy Origami Pumpkin

Easy Origami Pumpkin

easy origami pumpkin
This easy origami pumpkin is a modification of the preliminary base. The model itself is quite easy to make and it will take approximately 5 minutes to make one. You also have the option to make a stem on top of the pumpkin: this steps requires a little more skill but it is still quite satisfying.



Easy Origami Pumpkin Instructions

easy origami pumpkin

Step 1:

Take a square sheet of paper and fold it along the diagonals and unfold. If you are using origami paper, place the white-side facing up.

easy origami pumpkin

Step 2:

Turn the paper over (the gray lines show “crease lines” which are the indented places where the paper was folded and unfolded.

easy origami pumpkin

Step 3:

Fold the paper in half (left to right) and unfold.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 4:

Fold the paper in half (top to bottom).

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 5:

Grasp the top corners of the model and push them together. Note the location of the blue dot.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Continue until the model is collapsed into a square shape.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 6:

Bring the flap that is in front towards the right. This is the Preliminary Base which is a starting point for a lot of origami models. Make sure there is two flaps on the right and two flaps on the left.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 7:

We will work on the left flap: bring the top-left flap to the right side of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 8:

Fold the flap so the top-edge aligns with the middle of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 9:

Fold the bottom-edge so the edge aligns with the middle of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Return this flap of paper back to the left side.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 10:

Work on the right flap: turn the right-flap of paper towards the left.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 11:

Fold the top-left edge so it aligns with the center of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 12:

Fold the bottom-left edge so it aligns with the center of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Return the flap of paper to the right.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 13:

To make the pumpkin shape, fold back (mountain fold) the top and bottom of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Step 14:

Fold back (mountain fold) the left and right edges of the model.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin
The origami pumpkin is done. Decorate with eyes and mouth to make it a jack o’lantern.
easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

Easy Origami Pumpkin with Stem

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin

To make a stem on top of the pumpkin, turn the model over and work on the back side.
Fold the top-flap so a bit of paper is sticking up.

Image enlarged below:

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin
Fold in the left and right edges of this protruding stem.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin
Press down to flatten out the folds.

easy DIY paper origami pumpkin
The stem is more narrow.

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Turn the model over and get a nice surprise.

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