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Halloween Bat Decorations

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A super easy Halloween craft for kids to get busy with this spooky season! Our Halloween Bat Decorations are a fantastic way to decorate!

If you’re throwing a Halloween party or just decorating the house to celebrate in style, then you’ll love our pretty little Halloween hanging bats.

They’re super simple to make and look fab hung in little groups around the room.

Homemade Halloween decorations are a great way to keep kids busy. And your Halloween decor will be truly unique!

homemade Halloween bat decorations hanging from the doorway

What You Need To Make Halloween Bat Decorations

You’ll only need four craft items to make this easy homemade Halloween decoration

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To get started you will need:

  • black A4 paper (one sheet makes 2 bats)
  • white pencil
  • scissors
  • black cotton

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How To Make Halloween Bat Decorations

Step One – prepare the black paper

  • Cut the A4 sheet of black paper into halves – so you can make 2 bats.
black paper chopped in half ready to make halloween bats

Step Two – fold the paper

  • Fold the black paper into half.
black paper folded in half

Step Three – draw the bat template

  • Draw the outline of half a bat on one side of the black paper – with the centre of the bats body against the fold. It’s actually quite simple to draw a Halloween bat drawing, especially when you only have to do half!
bat outline drawn onto black paper

Step Four – cut out the bat craft

  • Cut the bat template out using the scissors.
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Step Five – cut out a decorative design on the Halloween Bat Decorations

  • Cut out decorative shapes – using the same technique used the make paper snowflakes. 
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  • Then unfold the bat template to reveal the brilliant Halloween bat decoration!
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  • Just repeat this making as many bats and designs as you like!
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Step Six – attach cotton to the Halloween Bat Decorations

  • Tie the black cotton to the Halloween Bat Decorations – if you prefer you could use a tiny strip of sticky tape to do this.
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Step Seven – hang up the Halloween bats

  • Hang the bats all around the house – in windows, in little clusters in hallways. Whatever works for you.

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How To Make Halloween Bat Decorations

Yield: 2 (easy to make lots more)
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Less than £1

Super easy Halloween Bat Decorations craft for kids to get busy with this Halloween. A low cost way to decorate for the spooky season!

Materials

  • Black A4 paper
  • Black cotton
  • White pencil

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut the A4 sheet of black paper into halves – so you can make 2 bats.
  2. Fold the black paper into half.
  3. Draw the outline of half a bat on one side of the black paper – with the centre of the bats body against the fold.how to make halloween hanging bats, homemade halloween decorations for kids to make, halloween party ideas,
  4. Cut the bat template out using the scissors.
  5. Cut out decorative shapes – using the same technique used the make paper snowflakes. how to make halloween hanging bats, homemade halloween decorations for kids to make, halloween party ideas,
  6. Then unfold the bat template to reveal the brilliant Halloween bat decoration!
  7. Just repeat this making as many bats and designs as you like!how to make halloween hanging bats, homemade halloween decorations for kids to make, halloween party ideas,
  8. Tie the black cotton to the Halloween Bat Decorations – if you prefer you could use a tiny strip of sticky tape to do this.
  9. Hang the bats all around the house – in windows, in little clusters in hallways. Whatever works for you.

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