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Halloween – How to make DIY Paper Bats

This is simple DIY task to make paper bats for Halloween. It’s easy to do and is very effective when you cover your walls in bats. You can stick them anywhere, walls, stairs, shelves or on your fireplace. You can make them as big or as small as you like and once you cut out a few you will get much quicker at it.

It is also an eco friendly decoration as the bats can be saved and reused every year in different spaces around your house. They are made of card or paper so can also be recycled when you are finished with them.

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Hallway with black paper bats for Halloween

What you will need:

  • Black paper or card
  • Scissors
  • Bat template
  • Reusable adhesive (Blu tack)

Step 1: Draw out bat template

If you are using black paper cut it into a rectangle. Alternatively you can use black paper card. Start by folding over you black paper or card in half. You will open out the bats after cutting them out.

Black card folded in half

Draw a template similar to the one below that you can reuse over and over.

Template for bats

Get your template and lay it on the paper card against the folded edge and draw around it in pencil. Draw around it a few times on the paper until you have filled up the card.

Drawing out black bat template on paper card

Step 2: Cut out bat shapes

Use your scissors to cut out the bat shapes. Keep drawing and cutting out bats until you have as many as you want.

black card and scissors
Cut out black bats for Halloween

Step 3: Stick up your DIY Black Bats

Use reusable adhesive (blu tack) to stick them on the wall or fireplace, shelf, stairs etc. and keep sticking them on until you have enough. I like to start with the bigger bats at the bottom and make them smaller as I move up the wall or fireplace.

Halloween black bats in the Hallway
Black bats on sitting room fireplace and wall
Decorated fireplace and mantel with black paper bats for Halloween

This easy DIY project to create paper bats for Halloween is very effective and adds an elegant touch to your decorating.

Let me know how you get on in the comments below or tell me how you like to decorate for Halloween.

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