Halloween Kids' Craft: Hanging Foam Bats

Black craft foam, googly eyes and fishing line are all you need to create a whole colony of swooping, weatherproof bats. Kids big and small will love this quick and easy Halloween craft, perfect for adding a spooky touch to your front yard.
Hanging Bats for Halloween

Hanging Bats for Halloween

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Materials Needed:

  • black craft foam
  • scissors
  • fishing line
  • googly eyes

Trace and Cut Out Bat With Bat Template

Print out the bat template attached above and fold in half, then cut out (Images 1 and 2). Use a pencil to trace the bat shape onto a piece of black craft foam then cut it out (Images 3 and 4).

Add Googly Eyes

Attach googly eyes to the bat's head with a dab of craft glue.

Attach the Eyes

Attach the Eyes

Punch Hole and Add Fishing Line

Use a hole punch to create a hole at the bottom of the bat's body for hanging (Image 1). Slide 6-12" of fishing line through the hole and knot it (Image 2). Hang your finished bats from low tree limbs or porch overhangs (Image 3).

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