Bat Paper Chains

Celebrate Halloween and Bat Week by creating this super simple paper-based craft. It makes an awesome hanging Halloween decoration to spook your friends and family.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time to Make

15 mins

Adult Supervision

Yes

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Bat Paper Chains
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Top Tip

You can also hang the bat upside down by looping the ribbon through the bottom ring.

How to Make

Step 1

Bat Paper Chains

Step 2

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Step 3

Bat Paper Chains

  1. Using the template cut out the bat’s ears and wings from black card.
  2. Measure, draw and cut out 8 rectangles from black card (25cm x 5cm).
  3. Make a black rectangle into a ring by stapling the ends together.
  4. Then loop another black rectangle through the ring previously made and staple the ends together. Repeat until all 8 rings are joined together.
  5. Stick the ears and batwings to the paper chain.
  6. Then draw 2 fangs with a white deco pen and stick 2 wiggle eyes onto the first ring (the head of the bat).
  7. Lastly, cut a length of ribbon, then loop and tie it through the ring at the top or bottom of the paper chain.