- Total Time Needed:
- 1 Hour
Looking for a festive decoration for your home this Halloween? Try conjuring up a few of these flapping craft foam creatures.
- Bat templates (download them here)
- Black craft foam
- Red sequins
- Black paper fasteners (or brass fasteners colored with permanent black marker)
- 10-inch piece of string or dental floss
- Short piece of ribbon
- A bead (optional)
- Click here to download a printable version of the flapping bat. To view the .pdf file, you’ll need Acrobat Reader which is available for free from the Adobe site.
- Cut 1 body shape and 2 matching wing shapes from black craft foam, punching holes where indicated. Glue red sequins to the head for eyes.
- To attach the wings to the body, align the hole farthest from the rounded end of each wing with a shoulder hole. Use black paper fasteners (or brass fasteners colored with permanent black marker) to loosely attach the wings to the back of the body, as shown.
- Next, thread one end of a 10-inch piece of string or dental floss through the remaining wing holes and tie it in a loose loop, making sure the free end extends beyond the bat’s head. Tie a bead to the end of the string, if you like.
- Tie a piece of ribbon through the hole at the bottom of the bat, then hang him upside down on a wall or window. To make the bat’s wings flap, pull the hanging string.
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