How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat

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Origami fruit bats are fun to make any time of the year, but you could make several to serve as Halloween decorations. Hollywood horror movie directors often use fruit bats to represent vampires or to lend a spooky atmosphere to the picture because fruit bats are large and look imposing. Being herbivores, however, fruit bats pose no real threat to humans.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Square sheet of paper
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Fold paper in half diagonally. Unfold.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  2. 2

    Fold in half diagonally the other way. Unfold.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  3. 3

    Fold in half lengthwise to make a rectangle. Unfold.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  4. 4

    Fold in half the opposite way to further crease your paper. Then unfold.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  5. 5

    Fold all corners to the bottom.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  6. 6

    Pull bottom point up.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  7. 7

    Fold bottom two points out.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  8. 8

    Fold top point down.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  9. 9

    Snip the sides of the top point. Be very careful not to cut the points all the way off, or else your bat will have no ears. Raise the points to represent the ears.

    How to Make an Origami Fruit Bat
  10. 10

    Fold bottom point on the head up and then down slightly to create a mouth.

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