Time for some easy Halloween Origami… Well. With all our fabulously Easy Origami for Kids.. it was only a matter of (Halloween) time, that we would have a go at the “classic” easy origami bat. It really IS easy… or at least the basic origami bat is.. you can then choose to snip snap and decorate it to your heart’s content.
Once you start decorating, your little bats really will start taking on a personality of their own. Super cute and TONS of fun! And if you love bats, especially CUTE BAT CRAFTS we have plenty more! We also think this makes a great Fall Corner Bookmark Design, check out the other designs too!
You may also like this super easy Jack Skellington Wreath – love the technique to make this – adapte the colour scheme to suit your Halloween Decor.. and the best bit? It is all made from PAPER!!! Yep.. a fabulous Paper Halloween Wreath!
Halloween Origami – Easy Origami Bats Materials –
- Black paper (square)
- Embellishments (white paper, pink paper, pens) (optional)
- Glue stick (optional)
- Scissors (optional)
I have a handy worksheet that you can print off over in my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s Store. By purchasing it, you not only get a handy one page printable to work from, but you are also supporting the upkeep of this webiste 🙂
2 for 1… Easy Bat Origami Bookmark
And look.. doesn’t this also make an AMAZING Origami Bookmark Bat?!?!
If you do CUT your bat, it also works REALLY well as a corner bookmark!! 🙂
Origami Bat – Step by Step Instructions
These steps are also summarised in the video tutorial on autoplay (or check out the recipe card below)! You may also enjoy watching the video for those fine details.
The classic origami bat
Take a square piece of paper 20 x 20cm is nice, but any size will do.
Fold across the diagonal to create a triangle. Make a neat crease.
Take the long edge of your triangle and folds up 1.5cm depending on the size you want your wings to be.
Draw two guide lines to help you get the wing shape even on both sides.
Fold a wing down at 45degree angle (creating a perpendicular), and then back up, making sure the fold back up is in parallel with the original.
Repeat for the second wing. Giving you a basic origami bat shape.
Shaping your bat
You can now go further and shape it with scissors and decorate.
Cut a wave into the wings, and cut a little shape out of the top of the head (this will also allow you to use it as a bookmark corner).
Finally, decorate with paper eyes, cheeks and add a mouth either in silver or with a darker pen.
Easy Origami Bat – How To:
As with all origami – video instructions really are the best way to see how to make them!
I hope you like these cute bats and do have a go!
- Black paper – 20cm x 20cm (approximate)
- Contrasting paper for decorating
- Scissors (if shaping your basic bat)
- Fold across the diagonal to create a triangle. Make a neat crease
- Take the long edge of your triangle and folds up 1.5cm
- Fold a wing down at 45degree angle (creating a perpendicular), and then back up,
making sure the fold back up is in parallel with the original
- Repeat for the second wing. The basic origami bat is finished
- Cut a wave into the wings, and cut a little shape out of the top of the head (this
will also allow you to use it as a bookmark corner)
- Decorate with paper eyes, cheeks and add a mouth either in silver or with a darker pen
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