Folded Flying Bat

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Folded flying batAirplanes aren’t the only things that can fly. With just a sheet of black construction paper and a little bit of imagination, you can create your own bats that really fly! Make these for Halloween or anytime because bats are cool all year.

How to make a paper bat that really flies

Start with a rectangular piece of construction paper or even cardstock. 8.5″x11″ or this one is 9″x12″. Fold in half width-wise and open back up.

Folded flying batNow fold each side in towards the center fold.

Folded flying batNext, fold out the sides like this:

Folded flying batThen fold the corners down like you do on a traditional paper airplane

Folded flying batNow turn over. Fold the top point down to the bottom.

Folded flying batNext, fold the corners down like this:

Folded flying batNow fold the point back up, it should cover up the 2 corners you just folded. Then turn over.

Folded flying batFold the point down again and then fold in half width wise (you’re almost done!)

Folded flying batFold one of the wings down leaving a bit at the bottom to hold on to. Do the same to the other side and you’re done!

Folded flying bat

Folded flying bat

Folded flying bat

Folded flying bat

These bats will fly during the day or at night!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


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