How to Use Origami Bats for Halloween Decorations
Make Your Own Halloween Origami Bat Decorations
The origami bat is fun. I discovered a paper craft book that is very enjoyable, and the origami bat pattern in the book is easy and instructions are clear and well presented. The book is called "Paper Folding Made Easy" by Kris Mason. Hang around the bat cave and explore what one bat enthusiast has done for Halloween with this pattern!
Use the Origami Bat for Greetings
Wear the Origami Bat
Bats on a Lavender Branch
Have you made the origami bat for Halloween?
Halloween Greeting CardClick thumbnail to view full-size
Open Book on Halloween Night
Hollowed room of dread
And imagined pain.
Dank and mossy stones
Gleam for night's rain.
Lightening blinks hinting
At dark and awful shapes.
Of yesterday's fates.
As he sits against the headboard,
Woolens pulled to the chin
Hoping to ward off a flashing sword.
Why! Such a little sin.
Demons of fright
Flung on the floor.
New book of Poe
There it lays at the door.
Red port and laudanum fare
Darken this cloudy lair.
No time soon the day breaking
Will rest this horror the storms are making.
Original poem by Sherry V.
Make Kitchen Bats
One year I made these kitchen bats for hanging using shelf paper available at the Big Lots store.
They are especially cute animals featuring red crystal eyes and vintage buttons so they can be hung together or flown separately.
Decorate your kitchen all year round and let them loose during Halloween for drama in the house. Both adults and grandchildren will be impressed.
The Book That Started It All
"Paper Folding Made Easy" by Kris Mason: A Book Review
This book has a lot of bang for the buck. All the folds are easy. There are folds for kids, cards, scraping, and decorations, plus some for cootie catchers, paper airplanes, the necklace chain, and the origami bat.
Remember when you learned the necklace chain during the summer sessions at elementary school? Every summer I revisited that craft till 5th grade. 8 sheets of folding tiles for cards and box toppers are included.
Printed very attractively with dozens of pictures. KP Krause Publications, Iola, WI. 2002
Love This Book
The book in the above spotlight I have used repeatedly and tried every pattern.
The paper bat pattern has given me a continued run of creative ideas. Halloween is just another reason to paper fold bats.
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© 2010 Sherry Venegas