Trick or treat? I’m more of a treat girl myself. Even more so than decorating and dressing up, really, the best part of Halloween are the treats. I’m all for a good trick, too, though. And these Origami Bat Treat Bags are a crafty trick that will store some yummy treats!
These Origami Bat Treat Bags are made from only 4 supplies. The bat itself is a grey or black piece of colored craft paper folded into a small treat bag. These bags would be so cute passed around school Halloween parties! And to make it even easier, we have a Bat Treat Bag Template Free Printable.
The remainder of the supplies are the usual list of glue, scissors, and a pencil. How easy and how cute is that? Boo!
Origami Bat Treat Bags
- Bat Treat Bag Template Free Printable
- colored paper – black or grey or any color of your choice
- school glue
- pencil, for tracing
Select a craft paper for the project and cut a rectangular piece out of it; mine was 12.5 inch x 7 inch. By keeping ½ inch intact; fold the 12 inch into half. Apply glue along the ½ inch part. Fold and stick the glued part with the other open end of the folded rectangular paper.
Fold up 2 inches of the current paper from any one open ends; do not fold the closed ends.
By keeping the paper on a flat surface, open the bottom of it from a side, this will create a triangular pattern on the side. Open the other side of the bottom and flatten the paper neatly. Now it has 2 open sides, like flaps. Hold any one of the open sides and fold half of it downwards, slightly overlapping the center line. Similarly hold the other open side and fold half of it upwards, overlapping the previous side’s fold.
Apply glue along the overlapped part to secure the bottom of the bag. Notice the 2 squares formed on both sides of the bottom.
Create crease along the along the sides (left and right). Match the opposite corners of the squares on the sides of the bottom part to make perfect crease lines along the left and right. This will create crease lines on both front and back side of the bag and a center line for each pair of creases.
Unfold the folds created for the crease and carefully tuck the center line inwards and the bag is ready!
Trace the patterns from the template on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
Attach the wings on any one of the creases on the sides. One by one attach the other details of the bat to complete the bag. Allow the glue to dry.
Our Origami Bat Treat Bags are now ready to pass out at any Halloween party! And, be sure to find more fun Halloween crafts and ideas at Our Kid Things!