Spooky Halloween Bat Mobile

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Him: So what are you gonna do?

Me: I’m gonna make a bat mobile.

Him: A bat MOW-BEAL?

Me: No. A bat MOW-BULL? BAT-MOBILL, MO-BLEUX?

Him: Oh. For a minute there I thought we were going engine shopping.

Me: Nope. Not this time.

Him: Good. I don’t think we have time to recreate Bat Man’s Lair in time for Halloween.

Me: Yeah. Probably not.

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I pronounce a lot of things kind of funky.

Like addict.

I say it more like ah-dick.

Which can be a little uncomfortable in certain situations.

Anyway. . .

Today’s craft is a BAT MOBILE.

Super simple. Quite fast. And OMG. . .I think it looks quite snazzy in my foyer.

I love it, and I know my kiddos will absolutely die when they get home from school and see it.

Which is totally appropriate for Halloween.

 

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BAT MOBILE

WHAT YOU NEED:

Black construction paper or card stock

Wire wreath form (they sell them at Dollar Tree)

2 wire hangers

Black spray paint

dark string

Needle

WHAT TO DO:

1. Trace bat forms with a pencil onto black card stock.  Not comfortable will free hand?  Try these Martha Stewart cut-outs.  Cut out 9 larger bats, and 9 smaller bats.

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2. Once the bats are cut out, bend the wind down a little to make them look 3 dimensional.

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3. With a needle and thread, pierce the body of the bat (right down the middle) and pull the string through, knotting at one end.  make sure your string is about 14 inches long. Tip: Thread the bats so that their wings and folded downward. . .this helps to balance the bats so they hang more naturally.

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4. Once all your bats have been threaded with string, remove the bottom portion of your wire hanger, so that it looks like the picture below.

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5. Now, I apologize. I know this picture is crappy, but hopefully you can get the gist (my kids are on their way home as we speak and I’m a little short on time). Take both of your wire hangers and attach them to the wire wreath form as my blurry picture shows below.  Spray paint  the entire thing black.

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6. Tie the bats on, and hang. And watch how much your guests fall in love with the simplicity of beauty.

 

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