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Origami Halloween Pumpkin Box

Halloween Pumpkin Box
Original model created on 15/09/2016 - Published on 21/09/2016

Origami Halloween Pumpkin Box instructions and tutorial

For Halloween make a paper pumpkin box the quick and easy way! It takes only a few minutes to make an origami pumpkin box with a lid, and then you can decorate it to make it look really scary.

This pumpkin box is my newest origami model. It is very easy to make, and everyone can make it, even young kids and origami beginners. The folds are easy, and they do not have to be precise. For this model, you can fold very quickly. It's what I call quick and dirty origami, or messy origami.

With messy origami, not only will you be able to make a pumpkin very quickly, but it will be different from all other pumpkins. Just like in real life when you go to the pumpkin patch!

To make an origami pumpkin box with a lid, you will need two square pieces of paper. One is for the bottom of the box, and the other is... (will you guess?) ... for the top.

The top of the pumpkin box has a stem that you can use to lift the lid.

In the video I use 15x15 cm squares of paper (about 6x6 inches). You can use larger paper to make larger pumpkins.

Any paper will do (I use very cheap orange origami paper which looks like copy paper). The paper does not need different colors on each side, but you can use duo paper as only one side will show. If you do not have orange paper, you can use white copy paper (A4 or letter), and color one side with pencils, crayons, ink, paint etc. If you use glossy origami paper like kami, it could be more difficult to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the pumpkin, depending on what you plan to draw with.

Once you have folded your pumpkin box, you can use it to store small pieces of candy, or you can try to turn it into a Jack O'Lantern lantern by putting a LED light in it (no real candles of course!).

Origami Halloween Pumpkin Box video instructions

To make an Halloween Pumpkin Box in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Halloween Pumpkin Box

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold an Halloween Pumpkin Box (photo diagram and/or video).

Halloween Pumpkin Box - step 1

1. Origami Halloween Pumpkin Box

I hope you will like this origami pumpkin, please share it, comment, and send me pictures of the pumpkins you make! I will add them to the https://origami.plus web site, and I will show some of them in my next videos, just like I did at the end of this one.

If you like this pumpkin box, also try my other Halloween origami models:

Simple Halloween Pumpkin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96XBGsYumug

Very Easy Ghost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmtvCxSQk4E

Happy Halloween and Happy Folding! :-)

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 Halloween Pumpkin Box photos

If you fold this Halloween Pumpkin Box, please send me pictures of your paper Halloween Pumpkin Box so that I can show them here.

Photos of origami Halloween Pumpkin Box

Origami Halloween Pumpkin Boxes

If you make an origami Halloween Pumpkin Box, please send me a picture so that I can add it to the origami butterflies gallery below! Thank you!

Sunbathing pumpkin in the garden

I took my origami pumpkin to take some pictures in the garden, it looks very happy! :-)

Mushrooms and Pumpkin

Paper pumpkin on top of a big mushroom.

In the vegetables garden

The vegetables have been eaten already, all that's left is this paper pumpkin!

Annette's Pumpkin

A smiling pumpkin by Annette Bussmann, thanks a lot Annette!

Sophy's Pumpkins

Two cute paper pumpkins folded by Sophy Chen. Thank you Sophy! :-)

The Halloween Pumpkin Family

3 pumpkins in the garden!

What do you think of this Halloween Pumpkin Box?

Have you tried this this Halloween Pumpkin Box origami model? How did it turn out? Please tell me, and send me a picture of your model so that I can add it on this page!

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