Horrorgami Book Review

Blogged under Good Books by Tammy on Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 3:29 pm

Running Press recently sent me a review copy of yet another fun Halloween-themed craft book. Horrorgami: Creepy Creatures, Ghastly Ghouls, and Other Fiendish Paper Projects is written by Chris Marks and retails for $13.00 US and $15.00 CAN, though Amazon.com has it for $10.40 US. This is a cute little book (128 pages long), and it includes a dozen 6×6 inch origami sheets tucked into the back cover of the book. The 25 projects area all Halloween themed and use origami paper folding techniques you normally would see used to make items like the ever popular crane or boat. Marks, however, chooses to make spookier paper products like bats, the grim reaper, skulls, and witches. Each project is rated by difficulty using a picture of a rat. One rat is easy and up to four rats is “fiendish.” Step by step drawn illustrations show how to fold each section of paper to create the finished piece, which is included as a color photograph at the end of the instructions. I think this book would be a perfect rainy afternoon family activity, bringing the kids and adults together to craft. In fact, origami is a good way to help children with hand-eye coordination, and the finished paper items can be used to play with as well as decorate for the holiday.

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