How to fold an origami bat

Learn how to fold a super easy origami bat

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If you know how to make a square or have origami paper, skip to step 5

If you know how to make a square or have origami paper, skip to step 5

Fold the paper just like the start of a paper airplane, so that there is a point in the corner and the right edge lines up perfectly with the left one.

Fold the paper just like the start of a paper airplane, so that there is a point in the corner and the right edge lines up perfectly with the left one.

Fold up the bottom section so that it is in perfect line with the bottom of the triangle

Fold up the bottom section so that it is in perfect line with the bottom of the triangle

Unfold the square and use either your hands or a pair of scissors to separate the square from the rectangle.

Unfold the square and use either your hands or a pair of scissors to separate the square from the rectangle.

I am using my black origami paper now because I want a black bat. If you are using colored paper, start on the white side and fold in half to make a triangle.

I am using my black origami paper now because I want a black bat. If you are using colored paper, start on the white side and fold in half to make a triangle.

Fold from the right to the left to make another triangle.

Fold from the right to the left to make another triangle.

Unfold

Unfold

Take one corner and fold along the center crease so that it meets perfectly with the edges.

Take one corner and fold along the center crease so that it meets perfectly with the edges.

Fold the flap down to meet the bottom middle.

Fold the flap down to meet the bottom middle.

Fold the top part of the paper to meet the outside edge of the paper.

Fold the top part of the paper to meet the outside edge of the paper.

Repeat on the other side. This is what it should look like (a square if all of the pieces are pushed down)

Repeat on the other side. This is what it should look like (a square if all of the pieces are pushed down)

Flip the model over

Flip the model over

Fold the top of the square (should appear to be two pieces of paper) to the bottom to form a triangle

Fold the top of the square (should appear to be two pieces of paper) to the bottom to form a triangle

Fold both pieces halfway up so that a triangle sticks up over the model

Fold both pieces halfway up so that a triangle sticks up over the model

Fold it partially down to the other side

Fold it partially down to the other side

This is what it should look like from the other side

This is what it should look like from the other side

Turn it back over and take the corner and line it up with the center crease and fold

Turn it back over and take the corner and line it up with the center crease and fold

Do the same with the other side

Do the same with the other side

Pinch each flap

Pinch each flap

Pull them away from each other to open the wings

Pull them away from each other to open the wings

Yay! The bat is finished :D

  • 1.0 Square or printer paper of any color
  • A Flat Surface