3 Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bags

October 31st is coming up fast and we want to share this easy Halloween origami tutorial with you. All you will need is some colored paper, scissors and glue.

Don’t let the number of steps fool you – it is so simple to make that even kids can do it!

The basic instructions are the same for all 3 styles, only the color of paper used and the way you choose to decorate the face changes.

Benefits of Arts and Crafts for Kids

Children can learn a lot about themselves and the world around them through arts and crafts.

They are able to express their creativity with paper crafts, paint, clay, or markers in order to create something new.

Arts and crafts help children develop social skills by working with other kids on projects together.

Halloween Origami Bag Frankenstein CNP Vertical

When they work together in groups, they might have to negotiate who gets what colors or how many parts will be needed for each person’s part of the project.

This teaches them how to listen to others, compromise, take turns when it is someone else’s turn, share materials equally among everyone in the group without fighting over who gets what piece of paper or whose idea was better than somebody else’s idea.

With all these benefits of arts and crafts for kids there is no wonder that parents often take the time to do arts and crafts with their child.

What kind of paper should I use?

We used 8″x8″ (20x20cm) paper for the main bag. If you have origami paper, you can use it, but the bag will be fairly delicate and for decoration purpose only.

If you want something a bit sturdier, you can use regular colored construction paper or even card stock paper.

Origami Halloween Cat Bag

Can I make this bigger or smaller?

Of course you can! Just start off using bigger or smaller squares of paper. There really is no wrong way to do this craft.

How long will this take me to make?

Despite the number of steps (I always show as many steps as possible so it is easy to follow along), this is a very quick and easy Halloween Origami project. I can make one in less than 5 minutes.

If it is your first time, or if you have children, I would budget about 30 minutes for this craft.

What other characters can I make?

This easy Halloween Origami project is easily customizable, just use your imagination. You could make a whole collection of cute Halloween Origami treat bags to display.

Easy Halloween Origami Project

Here are some ideas for you:

  • Use orange main paper and green handles to make a pumpkin. Just draw a Jack-O-Lantern face on the front.
  • Try purple or green main paper and black handles to make a witch. Cut out and glue on a pointy witch hat and draw her face. Don’t forget the crooked nose and warts!
  • Use black main paper and green handles to make a cauldron. Cut out green or yellow bubbles to glue onto the top.

Do you have video tutorials?

Yes, we do! Origami is one of those things that is easier to follow along via video (in my opinion) so I’ve made two for you.

You can follow along with our written step-by-step instructions below (there is a printable version at the very bottom of this post) or you can watch our How to an Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag videos on YouTube.

Origami Frankenstein Halloween Treat Bag

Origami Cat Halloween Treat Bag Tutorial

How to Make an Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Character

Start off by downloading our free PDF with step-by-step illustrations and a free Frankenstein face and hair template.

Easy Halloween Origami Bag Frankenstein Template

Supplies

  • Origami Paper or Construction Paper 8”x8” (20x20cm) for bag
  • (2) Origami Paper 8” x 3/4” (20x2cm) for handles (or 5.5″ x 1/4″ if using construction paper)
  • Paper scraps
  • Black Marker
  • Tape or glue

Step 1

Start with a square shaped piece of paper 8”x8” (20x20cm).

Step 2

Fold the paper in half in both directions to make creases in the shape of a cross.

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Cat

Open the paper and fold the opposite corners (in both directions) to make creases that make an “X” shape.

Your paper will now have 8 equal triangle creases, or 4 larger triangle creases (made from 2 small triangles each).

Step 3

With the paper open, grab the sides of the bottom large triangle while pressing in smaller triangles just above until you bring together the top large triangle. It’s tricky to explain so look at the pictures or video please!

Origami Triangle Double Base

This makes what is known as a double triangle base.

Step 4

Turn the triangle so that the point faces downward.

Take one side corner point and fold it down about 2” in length.

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Cat

Repeat this with the other 3 side corner points (both sides) so that you end up with “dog ears” on both sides.

Step 5

This next step is a little tricky, but is actually pretty easy to do once you know how.

Fold the point of one “dog ear” in to meet the line.

Fold the bottom portion to the side (to make a helpful crease) and then up as shown in the photos.

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Cat

Tuck the bottom of the point into the pocket so that it looks like the photo above.

Repeat this for the other “dog ears” (both sides).

Step 6

Grab the front two sides and back two sides and place them together so that we “hide” all our folds and tucks and what used to be the sides are now facing out.

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Cat

Fold the bottom point up to make the crease that forms the bottom of the bag.

Turn over so we can work on decorating character.

Step 7

Decorate the characters by gluing on features and details.

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bag Cat
Easy Halloween Origami Bag Frankenstein face

Step 8

To make the handles, cut two strips of origami paper sized 8” x 3/4” (20x2cm).

*If using construction paper just cut two 5.5″ x 1/4″ strips and skip the triple fold below. Just go straight o making the U shape.

Halloween Treat Bag Cat In Process 9

Make these two strips into handles by folding each in thirds down the length and then making two folds to make a U shape. Tape or glue the handles onto the inside of your bag. 

Step 9

To open the bag, pushing out the center point from the inside and then pinch all the creases so the bag can stand. 

Easy Halloween Origami Bag Frankenstein (7)

All done!

We hope you enjoyed our blog post and Happy Halloween!

Frankenstein Origami Bag 1
Yield: 1

Easy Halloween Origami Treat Bags

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $3

Fun and easy Halloween Origami paper craft is perfect for beginners.

Materials

  • Origami Paper or Construction Paper 8”x8” (20x20cm) for bag
  • (2) Origami Paper 8” x 3/4” (20x2cm) for handles (or 5.5" x 1/4" if using construction paper)
  • Paper scraps
  • Black Marker
  • Tape or glue

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start with a square shaped piece of paper 8”x8” (20x20cm).
  2. Fold the paper in half in both directions to make creases in the shape of a cross.
  3. Open the paper and fold the opposite corners (in both directions) to make creases that make an "X" shape.
  4. Your paper will now have 8 equal triangle creases, or 4 larger triangle creases (made from 2 small triangles each).
  5. With the paper open, grab the sides of the bottom large triangle while pressing in smaller triangles just above until you bring together the top large triangle. It's tricky to explain so look at the pictures or video please!
  6. This makes what is known as a double triangle base.
  7. Turn the triangle so that the point faces downward.
  8. Take one side corner point and fold it down about 2” in length. Repeat this with the other 3 side corner points (both sides) so that you end up with “dog ears” on both sides.
  9. This next step is a little tricky, but is actually pretty easy to do once you know how.
  10. Fold the point of one “dog ear” in to meet the line. Fold the bottom portion to the side (to make a helpful crease) and then up as shown in the photos.
  11. Tuck the bottom of the point into the pocket so that it looks like the photo above. Repeat this for the other “dog ears” (both sides).
  12. Grab the front two sides and back two sides and place them together so that we “hide” all our folds and tucks and what used to be the sides are now facing out.
  13. Fold the bottom point up to make the crease that forms the bottom of the bag.
  14. Turn over so we can work on decorating character.
  15. To open the bag, pushing out the center point from the inside and then pinch all the creases so the bag can stand. 
  16. To make the handles, cut two strips of origami paper sized 8” x 3/4” (20x2cm).
  17. *If using construction paper just cut two 5.5" x 1/4" strips and skip the triple fold below. Just go straight o making the U shape.
  18. Make these two strips into handles by folding each in thirds down the length and then making two folds to make a U shape. Tape or glue the handles onto the inside of your bag. 

Notes

Be sure to watch the video and download our free step by step PDF with printable Frankenstein template.

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