Picture of How to make vampire bat decorations
I made several of these bats to hang from our trees. They're really easy to make.

Step 1: Materials

You'll need two different sized styrofoam balls, black tissue paper, five minute epoxy, white glue, some white paint, some wire, a couple of black foamie sheets and an X-Acto knife.
taria2 years ago
this is awesome , but those large Styrofoam balls aren't cheap. :( The one I wanted to use for this cost over 20 bucks. might have to make a bunch of tiny ones that no one can see...uggg the price to pay for something cool.
Rudy2booty2 years ago
I was thinking to add a funny twist you make a garden gnome with skydiving gear.
I am going to attempt it
Honus (author)  Rudy2booty2 years ago
Make sure to post pics!
I bet you could mod them to look like squirrels, elves,whatever fits the season.Great instructable.
Your "images" are as adorable as the bat.
Honus (author)  Tool Using Animal8 years ago
You like that huh! :) I figured I should do some kind of diagrams since I didn't take any photos when I made them- now I know better. What's funny is I actually have a fine arts background- classical painter and all that. I like your name- you must be a fan of Thomas Carlyle: "Man is a tool-using animal. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all." I use that as a signature on another web board I visit.
Nice Job... When I first saw it, I thought you had paper machied around some balloons and after it all dried, popped the balloons, to create the head and body. This way works too :)