Looking for a different kind of Halloween decoration? We spied this on MarthaStewart.com and tried it out. It was very easy and had many steps they kids could do themselves.
- long branch
- black spray paint (optional)
- needle and thread
- heavy black paper or card stock
- bat template (optional)
- Paint your branch black (optional)
- You can find a bat template here: http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2012/good-things-bat-wings-msl1012.pdf
- Print it out and cut out the three different sized templates.
- Fold a piece of black paper and have the kids trace a bat, being sure to place the template along the fold. Repeat, making as many bats as you wish. We used nine bats on our 4 foot branch.
- Have the kids cut each bat out.
- Thread a needle, knot one end of the thread, and poke it through the bat. Tie the bat onto a branch. Repeat for each bat.
- Add some fake cobwebs to the branch.
- Use thread to hang the branch from a window sill or suspend it from the ceiling.
We sprayed the branch black but think it would look just as cute if left natural.
We hung some bats with their wings up and some with them down. We strung some from their body and others from both wings.