I'm Batty for These Easy Halloween Paper Straw Bats!

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We used Halloween decorated paper straws to create these adorable Halloween Bats! They are so easy to do, even the kids can help with this one!

We picked up a few packs of Halloween decorated straws at our local Dollar Tree. I also used a package of straws that I picked up somewhere else last year.

We found a bat template that we liked from on-line and used it as a template to cut out bats from corrugated cardboard.

We used black card stock to cut out the bat bodies from our template. These were glued to the cardboard with Elmer's All Purpose glue.

We cut straws to cover the cardboard and glued them to the cardboard with the same glue. The size of your bats will determine the number of straws needed.

Glue on some wiggly eyes. As an option, use a white paint marker to draw on a smile with fangs if you want. We decided we liked just the eyes on ours. Paint the back side black or cover with the black card stock.

Cut a string for hanging and attach at the back.

We had a lot of fun making these and the come together very quickly. The corrugated cardboard is perfect for gluing the straws to. Can you think of other shapes you can make with the same process? Someone suggested a pumpkin or cute little insects for spring.

For more information on this project, stop by and see us. We're also sharing another Halloween paper straw project on the blog.

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Suggested materials:
  • Paper Straws   (Dollar Store)
  • Black card Stock   (Hobby Store)
  • Elmers All Purpose Glue   (Hobby Store)
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