How to Make Origami Bats for Halloween
Easy Paper Fold Origami Bat
Halloween origami bat crafts is a good time to introduce the friendly and creepy animal to children. Even at other times of the year, the bat is a special animal to many people. There's a lot to find out.
Take the City of Austin. The Mexican free-tail bat provides a source of income for many in the city. March through November find a special themed kiosk, river cruise, and Segway rental tour to view the animals emerging at night. The bats eat and control bugs every summer evening and Austin City has a tourist attraction.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in NM has it's own bat cave. The park showcases the evening flight during the summer months.
Halloween or not, bats are an attraction. Get your origami pattern for Halloween below and enjoy an easy paper craft.
Instructions For Making Paper Bats
This paper craft is for origami beginners and easy enough for kids. If you are having a Halloween party use the pattern for an activity. All you will need is brown, gray and black construction paper and puffy paint in a pointed squeeze tube for the eyes. The kids will have something to take home to show Mom and Dad.
This pattern is from the paper book "Paper Folding Made Easy" by Kris Mason. (See bibliography below.)
Halloween Bat Origami InstructionClick thumbnail to view full-size
Cut triangles to make ears and feet. Use bright puffy paint with narrow tips to make the eyes. Last cut scallops on the bottom of the wings.
You Have An Origami Bat
What Should You Do With Origami Bats?
Origami bats are a good go-with for class lessons. Construction paper squares are all you need. A historic Haeckel poster to display with the kids creations pinned beside will remind them of the facts they learned.
If you're not sure how to decorate with your bats, I played around with them and created lots of different, cute situations you can put them in.
Have you been using origami bats for Halloween?
Haeckel's Iconic Bat Poster
This Bat Pattern From 'Paper Folding Made Easy'
For me this well organized paper craft book has been a source of many hours of crafting fun The sections have activities for card making, origami and children's pastimes. Colorful pictures and every page is crisp and easy to read.
Mason, Kris. Paper Folding Made Easy. 700 East State Street, Iola, Wisconsin:
Krause Publications, 2002.
© 2009 Sherry Venegas