The Origami Witch Hat is a perfect origami model to make during Halloween time. The model can be made flat and used as a wall decoration, or placed on the front of card or poster. In addition, the model can be made to stand upright so it can be a part of a diorama or a place card on a dinner table. Make hats of different colors and have fun!
Instructions for an Origami Witch Hat
This model works better if the paper is the same color on both sides.
Start with a square sheet of paper and position it in “diamond” orientation (balanced on one corner of the square).
If you are using origami paper, place the white-side facing up. For this model you can get black & white origami paper.
Fold the paper in half (left to right). Unfold.
Fold the left and right edges of the paper towards the middle so they align with the middle crease made above. This is sometimes called the kite base because it looks like a kite.
Fold the top-layer of paper back out and to the side. The fold should start at approximately 1/4 of the way down from the tip of the paper and it should angle out so it intersects with the left (or right) corner of the model.
Fold up the bottom-part of the model so it makes a crease that connects the left and right corners of the model. It may help to use a ruler to connect the landmarks and make a clean, straight fold.Unfold.
You can see the outline of the witch’s hat. The next few steps are for hiding the white parts of the paper. Fold the bottom-left side of the model so it aligns with brim of the hat (join blue dots).
Depending on where you made the fold in step 3, there may be a small segment of paper protruding beyond the witch’s hat. If so, fold back a small section of the paper (green circle) to hide it from view.
Repeat step 5 on the bottom-right side of the model (join blue dots).
Make the final fold to complete the origami witch hat.
Turn the model over and you’re done.