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Halloween Hanging Bats

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For this project you will need: 

  • Craft Workshop Wooden Dolls
  • Craft Workshop Moving Eyes
  • Craft Workshop Chenille Stem
  • Craft Workshop Black Felt
  • Craft Workshop Glue Gun (and glue)
  • Craft Workshop Black Paint
  • Craft Workshop Paintbrush
  • Craft Workshop Felt Pens
  • Click here to download the ‘Bat Wing Template Shape
Step 2:
Paint the wooden dolls black (or colour of your choice). Put aside to dry.
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Step 3:
Whilst the bat bodies are drying, cut out bat wings (download Bat Wing Template) in felt, tracing around your paper bat outline.
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Step 4.1:
Cut the Black pipe cleaner into short lengths for legs, about 3 to 4 cms, and then additional smaller piece for feet.
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Step 4.2:
Wrap the smaller piece around the larger length to create small feet at the end of pipe piece.
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Step 5.
Plug in and heat up glue gun, and stick glue down the centre line of the felt bat, placing the wooden doll on top to fit — careful not to burn your fingers whilst using the gun!
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Step 6:
Pull out a pair of small moving eyes, stick on to the bat head to fit, using glue gun.
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Step 7:
Draw a smile with fangs on the bat face — we used a silver pen on black paint.
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Step 8:
Bend the end of the pipe cleaner legs and glue them to the base of the wooden bat.
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hanging-bats-h Once all dry and glue has set, the bats are ready to hang upside down! Use them to help decorate as a table centre on tree branches for a Halloween feast, or hang up around the house to surprise guests.

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