I don’t usually do much decorating for Halloween. But this year with a new toddler in tow, I was inspired to do something fast, easy and out of reach.

After finding this bat template online, I scrounged around for some leftover construction paper and created this:

 

Halloween bats

Although it might be hard to tell on your screen, the bats have a 3D effect. And it was really simple to do. Here’s what I did:

I found a bat template online from Country Living here.

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I also used what I had. I didn’t have a felt, and I didn’t have a long sheet of black construction paper. I had scraps of black construction paper, which made the project take a little longer. Basically, I had to cut twice as much of them since I couldn’t just fold a long piece of construction paper and cut around it to make a single long bat.

 

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Instead of one intact wing, for example, I had to cut out two individual pieces and adhere them together with tape.
Taping bats

 

After folding them in half as if they were one long bat, you could barely tell the difference.

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Once it was done, I stuck tape on the back of each and then sporadically patterned my wall with them. {Tip: double-sided tape would be easier than my single sided one.}

Three bats

In the end, I thought the flock (is that what you call a group of bats?) looked eerily alive:

Halloween bat parade

What are you doing to decorate your space this Halloween?

Halloween paper bats

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