Bats have always lived in dark and mysterious environments, and long been associated with witches and vampires. This legendary creature remains a popular symbol of Halloween, and therefore an essential part of this month’s fun. The spooky little bat pictured above can easily be made and enjoyed by the youngest of merrymakers.
- origami paper (any size, preferably in black, orange or white)
If you are interested in learning about the symbols and basic techniques in origami, click here.
Information about origami history, tips for folding, and shops for buying paper in Toronto can be found here.
If you’re having a party, you can glue these bats on your invitations, decorate the table with them, or tape them to popsicle sticks and put them in arrangements.
Some sites and books which may be of interest:
Classic Origami by Paul Jackson
The Educational Benefits of Origami