Its that time of the year again were we break out the black card in bulk!
In this instructable i am going to show you how to make a quick and easy Bat decoration for your home.
It's really simple so kids can do it, takes about 5 to 10 mins to make a few so you can have a swarm of bats in no time.
Step 1: What You'll Need
A4 Black Card
Black paper also work but isn't as substantial. You could even use A3 card for even bigger bats.
Again you can use alternatives like paint or a white pencil/paint pen
Googly eyes can make for a nice addition
Step 2: Lets Get the Cutting Out of the Way
Take your A4 card and cut it in half long ways.
Take those two parts and cut them in half long ways so you now have 4 strips.
Draw round the bat template provided* and cut out your bats. you can cut 2 at a time by laying the strips on top of each other.
*either print it out, trace it off the screen or freehand it :)
Step 3: Decorate Them
Take your silver pen and draw a suitable bat face on one side then flip it over and do the wings on the opposite side
Step 4: Wrap Them Round
Curve your bat and slot the two cuts together so they interlock.
You might want to give it a light squeeze to make it a bit rounder.
Put a bit of tape over the join.
Now's a good time to put on the googly eyes if you have them
Step 5: String Them Up
Tape some thread to the back and hang them up.
Happy Halloween folks!