The main photo is of said bat-fan, a humorous Demotivational style poster. You can actually buy the "bat / dragon wing" fan blades here. But, like any decent DIY'er worth his salt, I decided to make my own. SO, on with the show!
Step 1: Formulating a Bat-Plan ....
Ok, first things needed is a ceiling fan. Just so happens I have a five bladed one in my living room. It's white with brass accents. The only problem that I see right now is what the Hades am I going to do with the light assembly. I suppose that will be an extra challenge for this project.
I've included an evolution of the bat symbol (per the Fair Use Act, of course). While this one doesn't have all the different symbols used over the years, it is one of the better ones. This is what will be helping us design the new fan blades, ... er ... wings, that is.
Step 2: Resources necessary
Bat Symbol designs - check.
Now, for the other components to this project -
large sheet of cardboard
1/4" smooth plywood
jig saw (with smooth wood cut blade)
disposable paint brushes