Glitter Bat

Skill Level: Beginner

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Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Foam:
  • Eggs: 3”
  • Balls: 2”
  • Poster Board: Black
  • Acrylic Paint: Black
  • Glitter: Black
  • Duct Tape: Black
  • Straight Pins
  • Monofilament Line

Tools

  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Search the internet for a bat wing pattern.  Print the pattern to size (the bat wings are about 10” long).
  2. Trace the bat wings onto the poster board and cut out.  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” egg to the 2” 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 black and 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 duct 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.

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