Create a flock of flying bats in minutes.
By: Dana Willard
- bat template (search online for "bat template")
- 1 piece white paper
- 1 pack of black card stock or construction paper
Print and Cut Template
After searching for "bat template" online, trace your template onto the sheet of white paper and cut out a template. (It'll be half of a bat.)
Fold Paper and Align Templates
Fold the black paper in half, vertically, and lay the bat templates on top, lined up with the fold.
Start Cutting Bats
Don't bother with tracing. That takes way too long. Just hold the pattern on there as you cut. It doesn't need to be exact.
When you're done you have these cool little guys!
Attach tape to the back of each bat.
Display them in any fashion you, like but bats usually do fly in a stream, following each other.
Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Flying Bat Wreath
Easily craft this sculptural Halloween wreath that resembles bats taking flight with craft foam, floral wire, fabric and yarn.
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Mix a little mischief into your Halloween decorations with these mini bat pumpkins. These not-too-scary creatures are fun to create and will look great grouped together on your mantel, entry table or as a centerpiece.
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Halloween Decorating Idea: Make a Candy Topiary
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Halloween Decorating Idea: Black-Glittered Pumpkins
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Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Luminaries
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Hoodie Halloween Costume: Black Bat
Your little one's imagination will take flight in this bat costume made from an inexpensive hoodie and felt. Pair it with black leggings or sweat pants for a comfy Halloween costume they'll want to wear long after the holiday has passed.
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