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Halloween Bat Crafts
Bat Crafts for Halloween
I love Halloween.
I love bats.
I love crafts.
And bats are the perfect not-too-scary icon for family crafts.
So, here are some awesome and simple Halloween bat crafts. Reuse some household items; make a wearable craft; create some festive decorations; you can even enjoy some edible bat cookies. :)
A Ghostly Good Time - The Family Halloween Handbook
Everyone can have as much fabulously spooky fun as the witches and goblins this Halloween with this handy guide from the editors at Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.
Jam-packed with recipes, games, decorations and costumes, it's the quintessential resource to make any Halloween the best one ever. With over 200 instructional and inspirational color photographs, this book has everything you'll need to plan a Halloween party, have the most fun trick-or-treating or enjoy a family Halloween at home. It contains:
With so many spook-tacular ideas for both children and adults, this guidebook is sure to be the favorite manual for anyone who loves Halloween.
Halloween Bat Clips Craft
What you need:
Clip style clothespins , black construction paper , black pompoms , black paint , paint brush , google eyes , glue , scissors
Paint clothespins black. Cut a bat shape from construction paper by making scalloped wings and pointed ears. Fold the wings up to create the body. Using the point at the top of the wing and the point of the center scallop create, a fold. This will give the wings dimension. Add a pom pom face and small google eyes. Glue to a clothespin. Make several bats and clip them all over the house.
Halloween Craft - Halloween Bats
Halloween Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- tp roll
- something to color with
- a piece of paper
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour the pieces as appropriate and cut them out. You can color them different colors to represent different bats.
- Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper tube.
- Glue the head onto the front of the tp roll.
- Glue the wings onto the back of the tp roll, so it appears to be flying.
- Glue the five-toed feet to the bottom of the tube.
[via Bat TP Roll Craft]
Halloween Bat Hat Craft
Don this hat for an instant costume, or wear it all month long to express your batty Halloween style. The bat's wings flap as you move, making it a real head-turner.
Instructions at Halloween craft: Bat Hat | FamilyFun
Halloween Bat Headband Craft
Stack and fold two sheets of black paper in half. Enlarge template. Position template on fold, trace, and cut out, making two bats. With black craft wire, poke a hole in the center of one bat; hold the end of the wire. Glue second bat on top, sandwiching wire in between. Wrap opposite end of the wire around a thin headband (ours was 1/4-inch wide) to secure. Repeat, adding more bats.
Similarly, you could hang the bats from string and tie them to a branch:
There's no better time than Halloween to let yourself go batty with your home decorating.
Instructions at Boa Bats | FamilyFun
Halloween Origami Bat
Origami (from oru meaning 'folding,' and kami meaning 'paper') is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.
Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. [Wikipedia]
Here are some of the best Halloween origami instructions from the web.
Halloween Bat Cookies
Making spooky Halloween cookies is so simple and fun. All you have to do is tweak your basic sugar cookie recipe, find some creepy cookie cutters in Halloween animal shapes, and decorate.
More Halloween Bat Shaped Recipes
More Halloween Bat Crafts
The Bat House Builder's Handbook
Since 1994, The Bat House Builder's Handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition has been completely revised to incorporate the latest research on improving the success rates for bat houses. It updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, frequently asked bat house questions, and information about bats most likely to use bat houses.
Adopt a Bat
Who says bats aren't lovable!?
Bat Conservation International's Adopt-A-Bat program is a fun introduction to the world of bats - plus your contribution helps BCI preserve and protect bats! It's a win-win situation.
When you adopt a bat, you will receive:
- a plush stuffed bat toy! Choose from four.
- an official adoption certificate for the bat of your choice.
- complete species profile information for the bat of your choice.