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Make some flying bats with our instructions

No Halloween party would be complete without some bats!

We show you how to get some nocturnal creatures in your home.

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Halloween is a time for all creatures to come out into the night - be it bats or witches and ghouls!

We show you how to make some bat decorations which you can use for a Halloween party.


Picture: What you need to make the bat What you need:
Black cardboard
Bat template
String or cotton
Hole punch
Step 1
Click here to print off the bat template.
Picture: Bat template
Picture: Girl draws the outline of the bat Step 2
Cut out the template and place on top of the black cardboard. Draw around it, then cut out the shape.
Step 3
Now gently bend the bat shape down the middle so its wings stand up.
Picture: bend the bat so that its wings stand up
Picture: You can decorate your bat with coloured pens Step 4
Using the hole punch, make a hole on one of the wings. If you want, you can decorate your bat using glitter and coloured paper.

Step 5
Next, thread some string or black cotton through the hole and hang up around the house!

Picture: the finished bat

Don't forget to see our other makes for that perfect Halloween party:

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Make some Halloween cakes »

Make a scary Halloween lantern »

Make a wizard's hat and wand »


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Make a Halloween lantern

Make some Halloween cakes

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Meet Norfolk's bat man

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