This Halloween, we have a fun and spooky craft that gardeners of all ages can enjoy at school or home. Our spooktacular Halloween Origami Ghost Craft make great decorations for your desk, house, or classroom. The best part is that this origami requires very little skill and very little material. All you need is origami paper and stick on googley eyes (or you can draw on the eye with marker or crayon). Just follow the step-by-step directions below.
Origami can be an excellent mindfulness activity for social-emotional development both at home and in school. It's a fun and engaging way to promote focus, relaxation, and creativity.
Scroll down for step-by-step instructions to make these adorable origami Halloween decorations and to download your gardening tool badge for this activity!
Origami is a wonderful mindfulness activity that can be utilized for both home and school settings. It's a fun and engaging way to foster creativity, focus, and relaxation, making it an ideal ‘gardening tool’ for social-emotional development.
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It is a calming activity: Origami is a repetitive and soothing activity that can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels and keep your mind off your 'weeds'. The act of folding paper can be meditative and promote relaxation.
It improves hand-eye coordination: Origami requires a lot of hand-eye coordination, which can help to improve this skill over time. This can be beneficial in other areas of life, such as sports or playing musical instruments.
It promotes creativity: Origami allows for creativity and self-expression. There are limitless possibilities for designs and variations, which can inspire one to think outside the box and come up with unique creations.
It is a low-cost hobby: All you need to practice origami is a piece of paper and your hands. This makes it an accessible hobby for anyone as a cost effective mindfulness activity .