Free Halloween Printables: Origami Bats, Pumpkins & Skulls

Allistair of Hole in My Pocket (a shop from the UK in our market this month) spent sunday making origami bats, skulls and pumpkins to decorate their stairwell of their outbuilding for Halloween. He mentioned they try and do something every year to surprise the rest of the residents in their block when they step out their apartments in the morning.

They also fill a little pumpkin bucket full of sweets at the bottom of the stair with little messages from a few friendly monster chaps Allistair had drawn up. And for fun he's mocked up some basic instructions and templates on how to make both the bats and the pumpkins/ skulls along with the treat message for the sweets (available on his blog). An adorable fun idea to surprise the littles, workmates or neighbors.  Here’s the link to his post (along with the free download instruction template). Check it out at
Visit Hole in My Pocket at Poppytalk Handmade this month (where you'll find a fun collection of papergoods and things) and to see project work online visit: 

Jan Halvarson


Sarah(Gather&Glean) said...

Wow, I've never been hugely into Halloween, bit these are fantastic! Love an origami project.

Allistair Burt said...

They are actually really good fun to make (Well the first 30+ were)and are pretty quick too.

Think the origami method for skulls and pumpkins would work pretty well to make Christmas Baubles come the winter. Might leave the bat template out that time though, unless we go for a nightmare before Christmas theme.

Amy said...

Oh how sweet! I'll have to make some of these.

Unknown said...

Ooooh! Love them so much. Paper play is my THING! Tweeted them cuz my followers love Halloween Paper Play too!!!