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Simple Paper Bat Decorating

Updated on October 29, 2015
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Bats, Bats, and Bats!

A simple inexpensive creative way to decorate anywhere in your home for Halloween is paper decorations! Paper bats is super simple and you can have the coolest decorative designs to hang on the wall or doors.

My display on my front door is done up in different sizes of bats. I made black and orange bats; even a purple bat. You can use just black paper for a simple flock of bats. Colored bats add a little more colorful effect if that is your desire. You can put bats on doors, walls, windows, coming up from a counter onto the wall, lamp shades, pillows and much more. Even decorate a white shower curtain or the mirrors with simple bat cut-outs for a batty bathroom. How about a bat hanging on a coat in the closet? You just might think it was real. The ideas are endless!

Have a fun time decorating BATTY!

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Batty Supply List

Here are the supplies you need for a festive batty experience!

  • Bat Templates
  • Printer
  • Printer Paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Scotch Tape

Printer Paper

GP Copy & Print Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches Letter Size, 92 Bright White, 20 Lb, Ream of 500 Sheets (998067R)
GP Copy & Print Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches Letter Size, 92 Bright White, 20 Lb, Ream of 500 Sheets (998067R)

Perfect paper for making bat templates. Once you print the bat out; cut it out. Than trace onto black construction paper or any color of your choice.

 

Black Construction Paper

Roselle 9x12 Vibrant Construction Paper, 50 count, Black (CON2591250)
Roselle 9x12 Vibrant Construction Paper, 50 count, Black (CON2591250)

Bats are normally black so this construction paper is perfect for making paper ones to hang on your wall.

 

Printers

A printer comes in handy for printing out BAT patterns from links that post them for FREE to use. I think that is nice to be able to find patterns online.

HP All-In-One Printer

Hewlett Packard 3050A Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer
Hewlett Packard 3050A Wireless All-in-One Color Photo Printer

I'm an HP fan so these are always my first choice in picking a printer out. There is a handy pop-up screen to see what your printer is doing.

 

HP Wireless Printer

HP Photosmart 6520 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier
HP Photosmart 6520 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Just like the one I have on my desk. It is wireless and printers really good. Using HP Print allows you to print form other wireless devices such as your phones and tablets. You can even print while out and about. How cool is that!

 

Ideas on how to decorate with Paper Bats

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Bats flying through the dining room. Featured on DIY Halloween Wall Decor.Creepy flock of bats at the door. Featured on Simplified Bee.Bats on your Shade. Featured on The Little TiaraBats across the porch window. Featured on Front Porch Ideas and More.Silhouette of Bats. Featured on Paper Crave.Bats on your Lantern. Featured on Babble Blogs.Windy Bats. Featured on Probably Actually.Bats as you enter. Featured on Modern House Insight.Bats on the wall. Featured on the Home Teacher Blog.Bats on your pillows. Featured by HGTV.
Bats flying through the dining room. Featured on DIY Halloween Wall Decor.
Bats flying through the dining room. Featured on DIY Halloween Wall Decor.
Creepy flock of bats at the door. Featured on Simplified Bee.
Creepy flock of bats at the door. Featured on Simplified Bee.
Bats on your Shade. Featured on The Little Tiara
Bats on your Shade. Featured on The Little Tiara
Bats across the porch window. Featured on Front Porch Ideas and More.
Bats across the porch window. Featured on Front Porch Ideas and More.
Silhouette of Bats. Featured on Paper Crave.
Silhouette of Bats. Featured on Paper Crave.
Bats on your Lantern. Featured on Babble Blogs.
Bats on your Lantern. Featured on Babble Blogs.
Windy Bats. Featured on Probably Actually.
Windy Bats. Featured on Probably Actually.
Bats as you enter. Featured on Modern House Insight.
Bats as you enter. Featured on Modern House Insight.
Bats on the wall. Featured on the Home Teacher Blog.
Bats on the wall. Featured on the Home Teacher Blog.
Bats on your pillows. Featured by HGTV.
Bats on your pillows. Featured by HGTV.

Batty Silhouette's by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Crafts Dimensional Silhouette, Bat
Martha Stewart Crafts Dimensional Silhouette, Bat

Instead of printing and cutting them out on your own; you can just buy all made up. Take them out the of the package and hang them on the wall. Thank you Martha Stewart for providing them already made.

 

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      At least these are papers ones. Actually I've had too many real bats in belfry!

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      You can never have too many bats in your belfry!

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      I love these bats! What cool Halloween decorations.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks for the Halloween blessings.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Happy Halloween blessings to you!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @HalloweenEnthus: Great for kids and all ages as well. Thanks!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Pinkmaddy LM: Yes very fun to do. Thanks for stopping by.

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      HalloweenEnthus 5 years ago

      Used to do the same thing when I was teaching

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      HalloweenEnthus 5 years ago

      Used to do the same thing when I was teaching

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      Pinkmaddy LM 5 years ago

      I love the photo of the bats across the kitchen wall!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @mariacarbonara: Awesome! Have a great time making them.

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Lovely lens with great tips on paper bats .

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      mariacarbonara 5 years ago

      will deffo get the kids to try this!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Ahdilarum: Thanks!

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      great tips for paper bats decoration. loved it

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      I love bats! Great Halloween decorating ideas, I love the cascade of bats through the dining room.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @aussiejon: Simple yes. Thanks!

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      aussiejon 5 years ago

      excellent idea for Halloween, so simple, yet so cool!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @tfsherman lm: Thanks! Pretty neat display!

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      tfsherman lm 5 years ago

      I do love bats! Nice lens -- I'd love to have that wall of bats flying across the room.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @sweetstickyrainbo: Thanks. Happy Halloween!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      very helpful!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @mumsgather: Thanks. I live it cause its simple and inexpensive to create a fun bat décor.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Very nice paper bats. What a good idea.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 5 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank You for the Halloween Blessing!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Boo-lessed! Happy Halloween 2012!

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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