Bat Bunting

Bat Bunting

This is another super easy craft we did to decorate for Halloween. We have hung our bat bunting all over the house adding to the spooky feeling of the celebration.

Do you know what bats are associated with Halloween? There are a few (3 actually) species of bats that feed primarily on blood and so they were associated with Dracula. Another reason is that people believed that witches worshiped horned, winged creatures (bats??) and that they used the blood of bats in their concoctions. So basically bats just got a bad rep through history and have become synonymous with Halloween.

They actually aren’t scary creatures at all and we have spent some time this year learning about them. They are cute little things that are fascinating to learn about.

We obviously had to add them to our decor and looking at these cute little things hanging upside down in my lounge makes me smile. Who needs pretty pink bunting when you can have bat bunting!

Bat Bunting

Materials

  • bat template
  • black cardboard
  • googly eyes
  • string
  • glue

Instructions

  • Cut out the bats from the black cardboard
  • Stick on the eyes
  • Punch or poke a hole in the bats bottom. Thread the string through and tholes and hang up.

If you print the template in different sizes you can make different size bat bunting or you can stick them onto your windows or hang from the ceiling. The possibilities are endless! Jack painted the outlines of some of the bats which also came out really nicely if you want to add some colour.

I used the offcuts from the bats to cut out the shapes for our paper Jack O’ Lanterns. So don’t throw away the little pieces of black cardboard, they will come in handy!

Download the bat template here!

For more fun, Halloween crafts, follow our Pinterest board.

10 Comments

  • Kim
    10/31/2019 2:15 pm

    OMG this is truly adorable. This would be great for a monster high party too!

  • Ainsley
    10/31/2019 2:34 pm

    This is the perfect holiday playroom decor!!

  • Diana
    10/31/2019 4:52 pm

    Those are so cute and look simple enough to make! I will have to try making these next years to decorate my classroom wall!

  • Aditi
    10/31/2019 5:19 pm

    Love simple crafts! This is such a timely decor idea, which is easy to make.

  • Jasmen
    11/01/2019 10:31 pm

    Aw my kids would love this

  • Steph
    11/01/2019 10:44 pm

    Such a cute craft for Halloween

  • Nicole Hood
    11/03/2019 5:43 am

    My kids and I love making crafts together. This bat banner is adorable especially underside down! Love it.

  • Aliya
    11/03/2019 3:41 pm

    This is so cute. Definitely something I’m going to be doing next year around this time. Thanks for sharing.

  • Maria Yakimchuk
    11/03/2019 5:48 pm

    What a cute project. I like how easy it is to make.

  • Adriane Thompson
    11/08/2019 6:26 am

    What a cute bunting! I never thought of putting bats on string! Genius!

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