A few weeks ago Running Press sent me a copy of Horrorgami by Chris Marks. The book is loaded with origami projects for Halloween. As the title suggests, there are no paper cranes found in this book. Instead the book is loaded with ghouls, bats, werewolves, witches, zombies and other beastly creatures that go bump in the night. The book cleverly keeps a Halloween theme throughout.
I am new to the art of paper folding. I checked the difficulty scale of each project and chose a One Rat (easy) project, the Friendly Ghost. I followed the clear and concise steps and consulted the Fiendish Symbol key at the front of the book a couple of times. Success. Paper folding completed. A convincing ghost made.
I followed that bit of amazing Horrorgami paper folding with a Two Rat (medium) project, the Beastly Bat. Again, the directions were solid and I had a paper bat at the end of the project. Not a paper bat that I want to show anyone, but a paper bat none the less. I stopped there. I sensed that a Three Rat (difficult) project might be the end of paper folding magic for me.
The projects in this book range in difficulty from One Rat (easy) to Four Rats (fiendish). The most impressive project in the book is a Four Rat Stupefying Spider. It looks amazing, but...well...no. I'm not ready yet. You'll remember from this post that I've only recently conquered the paper snowflake. I'm pretty sure the Stupefying Spider would eat me alive or at least make me have a little tantrum. I think I will eat pie instead.