You Will Need ...
  1. Black Construction Paper

  2. Scissors

  3. Pony Bead

  4. Ribbon or monofilament attached to a helium ballon

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Step 1: 

Fold your black paper in half lengthwise. The size of the paper and the bat is up to you.

Step 2: 

Fold it over yet again.

Step 3: 

You now need to cut out your bat shape. Use my template, found under the Stats tab above, or create your own bat shape.

Step 4: 

Because I folded the paper I was able to create three identical bats from this one piece of paper.

Step 5: 

Using your scissors, make a tiny slit in the middle of each bat.

Step 6: 

Slip your ribbon through the slit. (Tip: if you want the string to disappear, use monofilament or fishing line instead)

Step 7: 

Add a pony bead to the ribbon on the underside of the bat.  Tie the bead to the ribbon and trim any excess. This helps stabillize the bat.

Step 8: 

All done! Tie your ribbon to a helium balloon or just attach them to the ceiling.  You can create other sorts of creatures as well.  My wax paper ghosts look great "hanging out" with these bats.

All Ages
Craft Length: 
Indefinite (as long as you want!)
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Duct Tape: 
End of the Roll
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
1 adult per 10 children
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