Flappy 3D Bats

These flapping bats look scary hanging from the ceiling and add a spooky touch to Halloween

Flappy 3D Bats

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Paint a polystyrene egg blank with two coats of black acrylic paint and leave to dry.
  2. Fold an A5 piece of black card in half and sketch out a curvy bat wing shape so the centre of the wings fall on the fold.
  3. Cut around the guidelines, unfold the wings and rub out any pencil lines.
  4. Use a fine gold pen to draw curved lines from each wing tip to the centre. Add a line of dots around the edges and draw the same pattern on the other side of the card.
  5. Pierce two small holes either side of the fold and thread a 50cm length of gold cord through both, knotting at the ends to form a hanging loop.
  6. Add wiggle-eyes, card ears and a mouth to the painted polystyrene blank. Place a piece of double sided tape over the cord and fix the body onto the wings.
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Top Tip

Draw the designs in pencil on the wings before going over with a gold pen to make sure they are symmetrical

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