How to Make a Paper Flying Bat

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How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
(Jenny Harrington)

A paper flying bat is an easy to accomplish craft that is sure to add a spooky element to your home. You can easily cut and fold to make a whole cave dangle from above. A creepy twist on the traditional paper aeroplane, your flying bat can be thrown to swoop across a room or hung from the ceiling to make an interesting mobile. Hang a few from a ceiling fan and they can even fly in circles overhead.

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Things you need

  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String (optional)

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  1. 1

    Fold the top two corners down, making them meet in the centre of the paper. make sure they are lined up properly, otherwise your finished bat will be uneven.

    How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
  2. 2

    Fold the paper in half, lengthwise.

    How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
  3. 3

    Fold down the two edges of the paper 3 inches from the edge to make the wings. It should now resemble a simple paper aeroplane.

    How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
  4. 4

    Cut the webbed design of the bat wings from each of your paper flaps. Trim and round the tail to complete the bat shape.

    How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
  5. 5

    Press up on the nose of the bat so that it folds into the centre fold of the body. Place a small amount of glue into the bottom to hold the two sides together. If you would like to hang your bat, glue a string into the centre fold.

    How to Make a Paper Flying Bat
  6. 6

    Allow to dry completely before throwing or displaying. To make the paper bat fly, pinch between your forefinger and thumb and throw as you would a paper aeroplane.

Tips and warnings

  • String the bats on fishing line so it will give the illusion they are hovering on air.

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