Skip to content

Paper Things to Make at Your Desk or at Home

October 17, 2013

Confession time! Several years back, I had a the kind of desk job where I’d experience wild fluctuations in busy-ness. I’d have four days of absolutely nothing, followed by a day so crazy I’d have to stay two hours late just to catch up. It was strange and, ultimately, unsatisfying, but during my down time, I developed a major nerd habit. I started printing and folding little paper crafts and origami. My little bits and bobs added some entertainment to my boring days, and were a joy to see during times of insane chaos. 

If you’ve got some down time at work today, might I recommend printing off one of these little halloween desk decorations? Most are simple and quick, and will give your brain a little something creative to do. Refreshing!

Of course, if you actually have work to do at work, wait till you get home and share the creativity with your kids. 

 

This is the Halloween version of an Advent calendar. Behind each spooky door and window, there’s a fun activity to do–witch cackling contest? impromptu dance party? Awesome. Possible too involved/embarrassing for work, but awesome for the kids. From kikicomin.com

 

Any Walking Dead fans out there? This zombie is pretty silly compared with the ones on TV, but I’d love to have him on my desk at work. And you can press his head down to help him chomp on braaaiins. From creativello.com

 

These origami bats are perfect–not too hard, not too time consuming, but perfect to pin on your bulletin board, or to stick to the wall in multiples. From activityvillage.com

 

Now this is some creepy origami. These skeleton hands are a bit more advanced, but the effect is pretty great. From Usefulorigami.com

 

This little mummy is adorable, and easy for kids to fold up by themselves. Check out the werewolf and Count Dracula, too! From Spoonful.com

 

This paper skeleton is so creepy/cute. Find it at digitprop.com

 

This cat and pumpkin duo are so simple to fold up, but have such a cute end product! Sweet! From Chemical9.blogspot.com

 

I’ve been meaning to cut out this owl mobile for over a year. I love the modern look. Also, the Made by Joel site is one that you’ll need to take a couple of hours to explore–lots of awesome ideas. From Madebyjoel.com

 

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: