Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bat Decoration

Here's a pattern for making a bat decoration. Right click above to copy the pattern. You will need some stiff black paper, thread and a hole punch. Fold an 11' wide piece of paper in half and place the pattern on the fold (you can use a little tape to hold it in place) and cut around it. The result should be similar to the first photo below.

If you have cut out the protruding ridges on the top of the wings where indicated, you have the indication of where the folds in the wings should be made - make the first fold up, in the opposite direction of the bisecting fold, then make the two folds on either side.

Punch holes for the eyes - I have used the hole punch for the wings, but a more subtle hole can be made with a needle. Pull the thread through and knot it fairly hight up for easy adjustment - invisible thread will add to the realism. Bevare!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009