How to Use Origami Bats for Halloween Decorations

Updated on September 4, 2019
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Ms. Venegas has been using origami to make rosettes and medallions since 2003. She shares art/craft techniques and ideas on the Internet.

Origami bats for Halloween
Origami bats for Halloween

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!

The Bat Choir
The Bat Choir
The Bat Choir Baritones
The Bat Choir Baritones

Use the Origami Bat for Greetings

Use Origami Bats for Greetings
Use Origami Bats for Greetings

Wear the Origami Bat

I made little bats and attached them to a necklace for wearing during the Halloween season.
I made little bats and attached them to a necklace for wearing during the Halloween season.

Bats on a Lavender Branch

Use fancy papers to give the bat some class.
Use fancy papers to give the bat some class. | Source

Paper Folding

Have you made the origami bat for Halloween?

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Halloween Greeting Card

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Bat Greeting CardBats on a Limb
Bat Greeting Card
Bat Greeting Card
Bats on a Limb
Bats on a Limb
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Taking photos are a much fun as making the sculptureBats on Credit Card Sleeves
Taking photos are a much fun as making the sculpture
Taking photos are a much fun as making the sculpture
Bats on Credit Card Sleeves
Bats on Credit Card Sleeves

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.

Revealing ghosts

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.

Black and white wreath
Black and white wreath

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

Paper Folding Made Easy
Paper Folding Made Easy
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.

© 2010 Sherry Venegas

Boo! Are You Making Origami Bats

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    • Nancy S Oram profile image

      Nancy Oram 

      5 years ago

      My son needed a bat craft for the daycare he works at. I knew you were the go-to for all things paper. Thanks once again!

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      Sherry Venegas 

      8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      @anonymous: How do you do, Kris. Why yes, I enjoy the book and use the tea bag fold medallions for cards that I sell at the Farmer's Market. I admire your book's presentation. Very well done. Let me know if you happen to publish another paper folding book. Thank you so much for the message.

      Sincerely, Sherry @ paperfacets

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      8 years ago

      I've made thousands of paper cranes but never bats. These are really "artful" they are beautifully displayed.

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      8 years ago

      I ran across this site by accident, I wrote the book you mentioned (Paper folding made easy) It warms my heart to know there are people out there still enjoying my work. Love the necklace by the way.

      Thanks for the pick-me up!

      Happy folding,


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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I like the way you use these on the cards and in a necklace. Very nice craft for Halloween.

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      8 years ago

      My goodness, you are really talented. These bats are so cool and 3D . . a far cry from me folding a page in half and tracing out half a bat - ha! What an amazing way to decorate for Halloween. Great lens! Keep 'em coming, Rose

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      gypsyman27 lm 

      8 years ago

      I have some neighborhood children that follow me all around because, I guess they think I'm funny. I also have the benefit of my youngest son, who still lives with me and is great with young children. This will be a useful page giving me an activity to share with them that they will enjoy. Well done, great lens. See you around the galaxy...

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      9 years ago

      Oh, these are so cute. I will have to make some for next Halloween. We have real bats in our neighborhood too!

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      9 years ago

      Oh, these are so adorable! I would love that paper bat necklace. Great lens!

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      9 years ago

      Very boo-tiful ... I am digging The Bat Choir Baritones!

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      9 years ago

      Bats are so cute, especially when they are made out of paper! What a fun lens! The photos are wonderful! Great Job!

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      Vicki Green 

      9 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      These are so cool!

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      9 years ago


      they are very stylish.

      Neat lens :)

    • paperfacets profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherry Venegas 

      9 years ago from La Verne, CA

      @anonymous: Thank you very much, Mary Beth.

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      10 years ago

      Very clever!


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