Origami Flapping Bat
An origami bat with flapping wings is a difficult toy to make and is definitely worth the time because it can flap its wings! This toy was invented by Thomas Hull, and we’ll tell you step by step what you need to do to replicate it. Follow the instructions below and you’ll have a great figurine for home plays, or Halloween decorations!
Take a sheet of 15 x 15 cm square origami paper. Choose dark shades of gray, brown, or black.
Turn your product 180 degrees as shown in the photo.
Now unfold the paper in the center and make a squash fold, carefully pressing the paper and smoothing the edges.
Next, make the petal fold. To do this, make two diagonal folds of the paper to the center, and iron well. You should get a figure, as in the photo.
Make a horizontal fold in the center. Then bring the sides back to the center to “close” the paper.
Now for the most unexpected part! Unfold your piece to the state at the beginning of Step 2. Don’t panic, everything is going according to plan.
Fold the tip of your leaf as shown in the photo.
Now fold the bottom tip of your paper almost to the top edge.
Now, look carefully at the photo below, and make a depression in the center of the top layer. After that, again bring both sides of the piece to the center.
Now, make the “Petal” fold again, but this time, the paper will not be completely smooth in the center.
Yes, it wasn’t easy, but the result surely exceeded your expectations, didn’t it?