Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

This Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin is basically a waterbomb. The only thing that makes it a pumpkin is that you use orange colored paper; there is a green “stem” sticking out the top of the model; and you get to draw eyes & mouth for a jack o’lantern. It is a fun model to make: you get to blow into the hole to inflate the model. It is 3D so it can serve as a table decoration.




Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin Instructions

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 1:

Take a square sheet of paper and fold it in half (left to right) and unfold. Repeat folding top to bottom; unfold.

If you are using origami paper, start with the color-side facing up.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Turn the paper over.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 2:

Fold the paper along the diagonals. Unfold.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 3:

Collapse the paper along the existing crease lines. To do this, bring the top-edge of the paper down towards the bottom-edge. At the same time, bring together the left & right sides of the paper.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Keep going until you get a triangular shape with two flaps on the right and two flaps on the left.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 4:

Work with the top flaps only: fold up the corners so they meet at the top of the triangle.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 5:

Work with the top layer of the model. Fold the left and right corners towards the middle so they are just touching.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 6:

Fold the top-corner of the paper down so it aligns with the fold made just above (join blue dots). Unfold and repeat on the right side of the model.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 7:

Pry open the small “pockets” and tuck the flap of paper into the pockets. See next image.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 8:

Tuck the flaps of paper securely into the pockets and press down firmly to flatten.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Turn the model over.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

Step 9:

Repeat steps 4 to 8 on this side of the model. First, fold up the bottom corners so they meet at the top of the triangle.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 10:

Fold in the left and right corners so they meet in the middle.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 11:

Fold down the top corners so they meet the edge made above. Do this on both sides of the model. Unfold.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 12:

Tuck the pointed flaps into the pockets as in step 8.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 13:

If you want to draw eyes and mouth, this is the time to do it before we inflate. Rotate the model so the hole (blue dot) is pointing up.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 14:

Like turning the pages of a book, flip one “page” from the right towards the left. At the back of the model, flip one “page” towards the right.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 15:

Draw eyes and mouth as desired. Make sure the features are within the square marked by the green arrowheads (not above or below).

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 16:

Rotate the model so you are looking at the hole. Splay apart the 4 flaps so they are away from each other.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 17:

Bring the paper to your mouth and inflate the model so it balloons up like a ball.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Keep blowing until the origami waterbomb pumpkin is fully inflated.
easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 18:

Rotate the model so it sits on the base that is opposite of where the hole is located.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 19:

Use a narrow object like a skewer and insert it into the hole to pop out any areas which has not inflated completely.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Completed Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin.

Instructions for Stem

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin

You can use anything as a stem. Just roll up a piece of green paper and stick in into the hole at the top of the model. The method below is kind of cute.

Step 1:

Get a sheet of green paper that is about an inch longer than the size of the waterbomb pumpkin. Roll it up into a skinny tube. It must be skinny enough to slide into the hole at the top of the waterbomb.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 2:

Press down on the bottom of the tube.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 3:

Pinch the tube above the flatten area made in step 2.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Step 4:

Continue pressing and pinching all the way up the tube. Make the press and pinches perpendicular to one another.

easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
When completed, you will get a roll of paper that has been pinched or pressed along the length of the paper.
easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Insert this green stem into the hole of the pumpkin.
easy Origami Waterbomb Pumpkin
Nice!

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