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How To Origami Bat Bookmark

Updated on October 10, 2017
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Ms. Venegas has been using origami to make rosettes and medallions since 2003. She shares art/craft techniques and ideas on the Internet.

origami bat bookmark
origami bat bookmark

5 Reasons For Trying This Craft

Here is more fun with origami bats. Think of the flutter of wings and a cave full of bats at sunset.

Your finished bookmark can be colorful and might induce a laugh or a few ahhhh's. The very least is you will have fun making them.

1. Good classroom activity.

2. Kids party activity.

3. Give to your favorite kid friends to encourage reading.

4. Halloween party bag fillers.

5. Introducing the art of origami to newbies.

origami bat paper craft
origami bat paper craft

You need scrap paper for practice. Your bat for this paper craft needs a 3 1/2 inch square of paper.

If you are new to the origami bat go to "How To Make Origami Bats For Halloween" here, and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Halloween scrapbook papers
Halloween scrapbook papers

Get Your Collection of Scrapbook Papers

Most paper craft enthusiasts have a healthy stack of papers to work with. Bring out fall colors in card stock and lighter weight papers for folding.

As you can see from the photos you can use many styles of print for your bat project. Make the bats first then mix and match the strips to match the bat.

After Origami Bats Are Folded

Once you have a few bats folded match them with lengths of card stock. A strip 1 1/2 inch wide fits perfectly into the bat made from 3 1/2 inch squares. You will notice that there is a pocket between the wings of the bat. Put a bit of glue on the tip of the card stock and slip the bat onto the top.

Now you can get creative and add you own personality to the project. Add color paper, punch outs, clipboard sayings, stickers, names or write Happy Halloween on your bookmark.

Dab glue on decorated strip
Dab glue on decorated strip
Top Strip with folded bat
Top Strip with folded bat
embellishments for fall bookmark
embellishments for fall bookmark

Disney theme park mail is good for slicing and adding to the decoration.

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Halloween Bookmarks
Halloween Bookmarks

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    • Gypzeerose profile image

      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      What a unique craft. Pinned to my board "crafts I love."

    • Camden1 profile image

      Camden1 5 years ago

      An origami Halloween bat bookmark would be a fun fall break activity!

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      I love origami...Great idea!