Happy Blogmas! This isn’t a book review, film review or book-themed post at all (!)
I haven’t posted a crafty blog post since Star Wars Day, so I thought I’d change that.

I first made this fun Santa Claus craft in Year 4 of primary school, so I would have been around 7 or 8 years old. Looking back, I can say it doesn’t look *amazing*, but I was so proud of myself anyway because I’ve always thought of origami as a particularly difficult thing to master. Each year my mum would hang this on our Christmas Tree until, tragically, she lost it! I was devastated, and couldn’t find the instructions to make the same style of Santa for absolutely ages. When, I finally tracked down similar instructions and made a replacement Santa, the original reappeared that same Christmas! We now have two Origami Santas in the house.

my-photo-origami-santa-1 my-photo-origami-santa-2

I thought I’d share the instructions with you as part of my Blogmas series, if you’d like to try out this craft for yourself, or with your family.

Admittedly, I didn’t write the instructions myself but I found them on Shorty’s blog @ blazingardor.wordpress.com – hence why I’ve chosen to reblog.

Enjoy!

– Judith

Blazing Ardor

Origami Santa – How to guide
as requested by Meredith 🙂

Santa’s Head
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1. Get a standard size origami paper, red on one side, plain on the other.
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2. Fold one edge in 1/2cm

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3. Fold joining side 1/2 cm.

IMG_46244. Fold um corner where the folded sides meet 1-1.5cm and fold opposite corner 1/2 cm in.

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5. Fold joining corner back 2mm from edge.

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6. Turn over your piece of paper

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7. Fold left corner 3/4 of the way across the paper on an angle making sure that you can see some of the white on the top point.

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8. Fold right side along the crease that you created by folding the left side.

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9. Fold point down on an angle to the left so that it sits just above the folded white strip.
Your Santa’s head is now done and you can draw a face or beard on…

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