Create Some Furry Bats

Every witch needs a sidekick. Some prefer cats, and others like bats, as long as they're dark and scary. Round out your guest list with furry bats.
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Black crafts foam for ears: 2-x-3-inch rectangle
  • Black interfacing: 12-inch square
  • 4 black chenille stems
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Serrated knife
  • Large foam egg for the body: 6-inch-diameter
  • Small foam egg for the head: 3-inch-diameter
  • Crafts knife
  • Black acrylic crafts paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 12-inch square of loopy chenille fabric or fantasy fur
  • Round wooden toothpick
  • 2 red quilter's ball-head pins

How to Make It

  1. Trace the patterns onto tracing paper and cut out.
  2. Cut the ears from black crafts foam and the wings from interfacing.
  3. Using the wing pattern as a guide, form and cut lengths of chenille stem to outline the wings and make ribs. Glue in place and let dry.
  4. Set the ears and wings aside.
  5. Using a serrated knife, cut the large egg in half lengthwise for the body.
  6. Cut a mouth notch in the small end of the small egg for the head using the crafts knife. Also cut slits in the top of the head to receive the ears.
  7. Paint all surfaces of the head and body halves black. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
  8. Sandwich the wings between the body halves and glue in place. Let dry.
  9. Cover the body with chenille fabric and glue in place.
  10. Glue the head to the body, using a toothpick to help position and hold the head in place.
  11. Glue the ears into the head slits.
  12. Insert the pins for eyes.

Download the bat wing and ear patterns

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