Foldable Paper Skull

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Foldable Paper Skull
Paper skull's can make a great craft for Halloween. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The art of folding paper is commonly known as origami. The practice originated in Japan in the 1600s and became popular throughout the world many years later. Today, origami is a popular art form with kids and adults worldwide. Shapes and designs that can be folded run the gamut from simple shapes to complex and beautiful works of art. One such design that can be made using origami techniques is a folded paper skull. Using just a few basic materials, you can follow this guide to make your very own origami paper skull.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paper
  • Markers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw an 8-by-8-inch square on your piece of paper using your ruler and pencil.

  2. 2

    Fold the top left-hand corner of the square to the right bottom corner, creating a triangle.

  3. 3

    Unfold the square and fold the bottom left corner of the square to the top right corner, creating a triangle.

  4. 4

    Unfold the square and turn it to the left, making the square look like a diamond.

  5. 5

    Fold the left corner of the diamond toward the centre aligning it with the bottom corner of the diamond, creating a paper aeroplane point.

  6. 6

    Fold the right corner of the diamond toward the centre, aligning it with the bottom corner of the diamond creating a paper aeroplane point.

  7. 7

    Fold the top corner and inch towards the centre of the diamond.

  8. 8

    Fold the bottom corner that resembles an aeroplane point, towards the top of the diamond, stopping when it is inch past the top of the diamond.

  9. 9

    Measure half inch from the crease you just made with the bottom point of the diamond.

  10. 10

    Fold the bottom diamond back down excluding the half inch you just measured.

  11. 11

    Flip over the paper and examine the shape of the paper. It should look like a skull, with only a bottom point sticking out.

  12. 12

    Measure one inch from the skull toward the bottom point using your ruler and mark with your pencil lightly.

  13. 13

    Fold the bottom corner up towards the top of the skull, excluding the inch you just marked with your pencil.

  14. 14

    Fold the bottom corner down toward you until you reach the bottom of the skull.

  15. 15

    Fold the bottom corner back up toward the top of the skull and fold the point back down toward the bottom of the skull. This should create a zigzag effect at the bottom of the skull which creates the teeth.

  16. 16

    Draw two eyes, a nose and outline the zigzag shape of the teeth with a black marker.

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