Learn how to make an origami witch hat with just a few supplies! Make a paper witch hat for Halloween decorating or just for fun. Paper crafts are great for the holidays.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Halloween? Probably pumpkins, trick-or-treating, parties, DIY decor, and all the fun, spooky things! But at the heart of these activities are iconic Halloween symbols that have stood the test of time.
Witches have always been part of these traditional celebrations and are a perfect DIY theme for those who want to create their own decorations. Want to try an easy Halloween origami art? Try this origami witch hat project for classic Halloween feels!
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Interesting Facts About Witches and Halloween
Halloween traditions are rapidly evolving, but witches and their pointy hats have always been part of this holiday. Weeks before October ends, thousands of witchy costumes are sold in stores all over the United States and in other parts of the world! The goal? To look like our favorite witches from popular culture.
From Harry Potter’s friend Hermione Granger to Sabrina, the teenage witch, witchy magic from movies and books continues to fascinate us ordinary people. But what do we really know about real-life witches?! Here are some facts you should know before throwing the ultimate Halloween celebration.
1. For Wiccans, Halloween night is a time dedicated to paying respects for the dead
Wicca is a nature-oriented religion influenced by pre-Christian practices. The traditional night of Samhain, a Pagan religious festival that influenced modern-day Halloween celebrations, is seen by Wiccans as a time to celebrate the dead. It’s a time to pay respects to ancestors and even animals that have already died.
2. Magical energy is said to increase during halloween night
Traditional witch-hunters believed that on this night, magical energy increased, making witches extremely powerful. Since the veil between our world and the other world is thinning, spirits find it easier to return and haunt people.
3. Witch huntings and trials were held in Salem, Massachusetts from 1692 to 1693
The first ones to be accused of witchcraft were outcasts or those who were heavily disliked by local residents. Overall, more than 200 hundred were accused. 19 of them were hanged. There wasn’t any evidence that these men and women were involved in witchcraft or made someone ill.
4. In Celtic culture, witches were considered as supernatural healers
As time progressed, cultures and traditions evolved, including the details surrounding the Celtic festival of Samhain. Eventually, everything linked in the supernatural was feared, including witches. Those who were once regarded as helpful healers were eventually seen by the Church as evil.
5. Puritan Christians believed that witches could turn into black cats
The ultimate witch starter pack? That would probably include a broomstick, spellbook, cauldron, and of course, a black cat. Black cats are seen by many as witches’ familiars. But in the 15th century, Puritan Christians believed that witches can transform themselves into black cats to escape death. They are not familiar spirits, but the witches themselves.
Many people love going for a witch-themed celebration because there are just so many things that can be done. Whether you want the design to look sexy, cute, or super scary, it’s possible. Though let’s take a break from DIY complicated decors for now. Taking on this origami witch hat project is the perfect way to start your spooky holiday.
How to Make an Origami Witch Hat
You will need:
- colored craft papers
- craft glue
- Select a square paper for the origami hat; we’re using a 10 inches x 10 inches paper.
2. Fold the square paper into half diagonally.
3. Hold the right side of the current paper and fold it into 1/3 inwards.
4. Hold the left side and fold it inside, aligning its outer edge with the opposite side.
5. Fold up the bottom side, slightly above the bottom edge of the other side of the current pattern.
6. Unfold the last fold.
7. Hold the bottom corner on the right side. Fold it upwards and align the diagonal edge with the crease created in the previous step.
8. Hold the bottom side and fold it up again, this time make fold along the fold created in step 5.
9. Similarly, fold the other side of the current pattern.
10. Now hold the current pattern and open the bottom side of the pattern carefully. Hold the folds created in the last step so they remain secured. This will give the origami flat hat a 3d look.
11. Cut a strip and a small square paper. Cut 2 slits along 2 opposite sides of the small square and insert the strip through the slits from the same side. This will be the hat strip.
12. Attach the hat strip around the bottom side of the hat cone.
13. Use fingertips to carefully curl the top pointy end of the origami hat.
Let this Halloween be an Origami-Filled Witch Event
Thanks to the magical art form that is origami, we can create awesome decorations in the simplest way possible. You can use these paper witch hats as little adornments on your worktable or as a cute addition to the Halloween treat bags you are giving away.
If you are feeling extra creative, you can create several hats and turn them into a Halloween garland. Spooky, witchy vibes just by folding paper!