Don’t Wait for Halloween to Fold This Bat-Winged Heart

by Leyla Torres on March 16, 2012

in -Boxes & Containers, -Celebrations & Holiday, -Functional, -Video Instructions, ..mammals, • Creators/Teachers

origami for halloween, bat winged heart

Love Halloween? Whatever your feelings about celebrating this holiday, you will love folding this origami heart with bat wings.
Riki Saito (Japan) was inspired by Ildikó’s heart-dish, published recently in Origami Spirit. With the addition of bat wings he takes Ildiko’s origami heart to a new level.
Folded from a triangular piece of paper cut from a square along its diagonal, Riki Saito’s origami heart is a clever and charming origami for Halloween.

Here are video instructions on how to fold this great origami heart that can be used as a Halloween Candy Corn dish.

This origami heart with bat wings doesn’t speak only of Halloween! The heart can be equally interesting viewed from either side. When viewed from the front we could say it looks like Batman’s heart. From the opposite side we see a more feminine shape and might think of it as Batgirl’s heart.

Riki Saito is an origami artist, balloon twister, and juggler. In addition to this origami heart with wings, Riki has developed a collection of clever models that include origami hearts. They can be viewed in his Google Plus page. Grateful acknowledgment to Riki for allowing me to share his bat-winged origami heart in a video tutorial.


Need instructions for other origami hearts? Check out these posts:

  1. Origami Heart Chain
  2. Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 1 of 3 (Heart Box)
  3. Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 2 of 3 (Heart Dish)
  4. Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 3 of 3 (Heart Stand)


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Rosemary March 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

How fantastic! Ricki Saito’s designs are so unique. Once again, as always, thank you Leyla for a superb tutorial, as well as sharing with us the “cream- of -the- crop” in creators.

May I ask what paper you are using. It sounds like Pacon :-)

Best always,



Leyla Torres March 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Hi Rosemary,

I used a paper called Stardream. It is somewhat thick, but it’s nice to fold.


Raven November 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Wow, that is my absolute favorite one ever! You have so much talent. Thanks for sharing!


Maryann November 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Awesome tutorial. Very easy to understand. As an added bonus, I feel like I could listen to it all day. Your voice is incredibly soothing and your accent is pretty.


Leyla Torres November 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Thank you Maryann. I’m glad you enjoyed my tutorial!


angelica Resende February 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

Leyla, gostei do tsuru em forma de coracao,se possivel enviar o diagrama e outras ideias obrigada.angelica.


DIANA April 3, 2013 at 6:14 am



Valentina September 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm
Leyla Torres September 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

Hi Valentina,
I’ll be happy to make a two minute video exclusively for you, but for this kind of project I do charge. Another alternative is meeting over a Google hangout. I’ll send you my rates to your personal email address.


Valentina September 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

A million thanks!


Renae February 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

I had so much trouble with this, at the end I got the basic shape down but the heart didn’t look right because I wasn’t able to fold the original diagonal folds in correctly. I’m going to re do it later and see if it comes out better.


Leyla Torres February 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

You have the right idea Renae. We must be willing to fold a model more than once so that it turns out better. The more we make the better they’ll look! I’m sure you you will succeed!


nancy October 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

That was so cool!!! Thank you !


lynne legault July 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm

enjoyed the halloween bat heart although your finishing touches are done too quickly…makes it hard for the finished product to look as nice.


Camilla August 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm

This piece of origami is amazing and was surprisingly easy. You are very creative.

Happy Friday 13th!


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