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 template
- black cardboard
- googly eyes
- 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!
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