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This is an origami bat with  great battitude and batsonality! It flutters into our spooky space to join a growing  group of  origami models for Halloween  previously featured in Origami Spirit.

Jennifer Linderman –artist, teacher and a wonderfully creative friend of mine, is the designer of this bat. Folding it makes me wish to be a child again and attend Jennifer’s fun-filled origami classes.

Spanish fun fact: Bat in Spanish is murciélago, a word containing the five vowels: u, i, e, a, o.

The following step-by-step video shows how to make this cute origami bat. Thank you, Jennifer, for giving permission to present your model.

Tips and suggestions for making the origami bat

  • In the video, the bat is demonstrated using a very thin paper.
  • The smaller you want to make this bat the thinner the paper that should be used.
  • A good paper size to learn the model would be 7×7-inch (18×18cm)
  • The finished paper bat shows two sides of the paper. It is best to use paper with the same color on both sides.

Hang these origami bats upside down from a thread
to make a garland of halloween bats.



Use your bats as part of Halloween compositions.


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  • Harriet October 11, 2016, 1:25 am

    Bat-tastic! These are great little bats. I made heaps of them and hung them up with string everywhere. My home is now a Halloween paradise!

  • Mércia Faustino October 29, 2015, 7:14 am

    Hi Leila
    Very good! Fantastic!
    Please, could you tell me the kind of role that I can use to make lampshade origami?



  • Sharon Dodson October 27, 2015, 5:13 pm

    Gr-r-r-reetings Leyla!
    One can never have too many Halloween Bat decorations and this one is an A+! What a terrific design and realistic, too! A definite Must-Fold! Thank you, Leyla, and Jennifer Linderman!

  • Dawn Tucker October 26, 2015, 10:41 pm

    What type paper is the purple sheet? I’ve never seen any paper so thin and crisp!

    • Leyla Torres October 26, 2015, 10:54 pm

      Hi Dawn,
      I wish I could tell you what kind of paper it is. I picked up a few sheets of it in one of my trips. I don’t even remember exactly where :-(

  • Louise October 26, 2015, 4:34 pm

    Sooo cute!! I can’t wait to try this!!!

  • HelenaBest regards, October 25, 2015, 3:52 pm

    So lovely this Bat!
    Thank you Leyla!

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