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.

Age: 
All Ages
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
Indefinite (as long as you want!)
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Downloads: 
Duct Tape: 
Décor
End of the Roll
Holiday: 
Halloween
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Paper
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
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