Learn how to make an Origami Bat designed by Eric Ha with instructions below.
This origami bat is one of the coolest I’ve seen, but I could be biased since I designed it myself 🙂 Don’t take my word for it though. Make it and see for yourself.
The wings may look wierd in the picture, but it’s actually really cool when you see it in real life. The wings aren’t flat because the corners protrude forward to add a looming effect to it. I think you’ll enjoy making this origami bat as much as I enjoyed designing it.
Step 1: Start with a square sheet of origami paper, color side down. If you only have regular rectangle paper, follow instructions on how to make origami paper.
Step 2: Fold the left half to the right half, making sure to align the edges. Then unfold.
Step 3: Fold in half diagonally by folding the bottom right corner to the top left corner. Then unfold again.
Step 4: Fold in half diagonally once again by folding the bottom left corner to the top right corner. Unfold again.
Step 5: Fold the bottom half to the top half.
Step 6: Fold in half again, then unfold.
Step 7: Fold the top left and right corners down as shown in the picture.
Step 8: Fold in the left side creasing from the top center to the bottom left corner. Fold in the right side as well. You should now have a triangle like the picture.
Step 9: Turn the paper over to reveal a smooth triangle side.
Step 10: Fold the top down at a little below the premade horizontal crease.
Step 11: Fold the bottom corner up above the top edge like in the picture.
Step 12: Turn the paper over.
Step 13: Fold down the top corner.
Step 14: Mountain fold the figure in half.
Step 15: From the bottom left corner to where the triangle and trapezoid folds meet, fold the wing up diagonally.
Step 16: Diagonally fold the same wing so that the bottom edge of the runs along the center.
Step 17: Turn over so we can fold the other wing.
Step 18: Fold the other wing diagonally creasing from the bottom corner to where the triangle and trapezoid folds meet.
Step 19: Now fold it back to match the other wing.
Step 20: Spread out the wings.
Step 21: Place your thumb under the front flap of the both wings and push up to make it open.
Step 22: Diagonally crease the bottom part of the wings up like in the picture.
Step 23: Now your bat should look as cool as this!
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