FloraCraft® Glittered Bats

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft®

FloraCraft® Glittered Bats

Give your friends, family and trick-or-treaters something to go batty about this Halloween by creating FloraCraft® Glittered Bats.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time.
  • 2
    Trace the bat's wings from the template onto the Black poster board and cut out. Make sure the bat's wings are about 10 inch long. Run a bead of tacky glue along the outside edge of the wings and cover with Black glitter. Let dry.
  • 3
    Glue the narrow end of the 3 inch egg to the 2 inch ball to create the bat’s body and head. Press the two pieces together firmly to create a flat spot where they meet. Insert a toothpick between the parts before gluing together for a more secure hold. Paint the foam Lamp (Ebony) Black. While the paint is still wet sprinkle with glitter. The paint will secure the glitter in place as it dries.
  • 4
    Use the edge of a ruler to create a small groove into the sides of the bat. Glue the wings into the grooves.
  • 5
    Fold small pointed ears from squares of Midnight Madness duck tape. Glue the ears to the bat’s head. Tie monofilament line around the head of a pin and pin it to the back of the bat to hang.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Duck Egg 4 pc. 3-1/4 inch x 2-3/8 inch 104183719
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 2 inch 104183633
  • Royal Consumer Products Poster Board 22 inch x 28 inch Black 104132749
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 8 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104521687
  • Nicole™ Crafts Ultra Fine Premium Glitter 2 oz. Black 104559015
  • Duck Tape® 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Midnight Madness 104143065
  • Cousin® Jewelry Basics® 180 pc. Head Pins Silver 104563082
  • Beadalon® SUPPLEMAX™ 0.010 inch x 164 feet Monofilament Illusion Cord 104737493
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 2 104118908
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
Download Project Template