Instead of having a bat cave, I have a bat wall. It is the ultimate completion to my Halloween decorations. I have a huge wall in the house that is hard to decorate because of all the space. When I saw this template, I knew it would be perfect. The more bats the better! It does take time to trace and cut out the bat wings, but it is definitely worth it. I printed the template and traced it onto black cardstock (On sale at Michael's for $4). I then cut out the wings, glued them together, bent the wings down and hung them up. Simple as pie. I want to make more to scatter throughout the house. Even on the front door would look so eerie, so many options to have fun with the bat wings!
My supplies: Black cardstock, template, black sharpie, scissors and a glue stick.
I printed the template and cut it out
I then traced the template onto the cardstock with my sharpie
Then I cut the wings out with my scissors
I applied glue on the tab where the body of the bat is
I then took another wing and pressed the two together so they are twins
I bent the wings down and let dry
I also had a big helper to assist me. He mostly squished the bats but it is the thought that counts!
Once dry, I used tape to hang the bats on the wall
You can see I applied tape on the tip of the wing and let the bat hang freely. The tape shows up on camera more than to the naked eye.
The bat wall!
Flying into the night
Like I said, the more the better
I love how they stick out from the wall and are so dimensional
- Free bat wing template
- Black cardstock or construction paper
- Glue Stick
How To Make:
- Print the template pattern and cut out bat wing along lines
- Trace onto black cardstock or construction paper with a sharpie or dark colored marker
- Cut out the wings
- Apply glue along the very edge of the body, not the wings
- Attach another wing to the glue part so you have two wings glued together
- Bend the wings down
- Let dry and hang using one sided, duck, or double sided tape