Halloween Honeycomb Bats


Your house is already all spooky/scary, right? You aren’t just sitting around only now realizing that Halloween is seriously just around the corner, right? Well, if you’re like me, and still haven’t put up any decor, it’s not too late! Here is an easy DIY that makes a big impact -whether it’s on your front porch by your jack-o-lanterns, or inside by a Halloween treat table. These tissue paper honeycomb bats are just what your home needs, even if you have already put up some decorations. To begin, you’ll need: Some black tissue paper honeycombs, black card stock, paper straws (2 for each bat), tape, scissors, and string. First, I drew a bat wing that filled my whole sheet of card stock (11×8.5) with a white colored pencil. Then, I cut out the wing and used it as a stencil to create 4 wing shapes for each bat I’d be making. I know what you’re thinking “Four?? Don’t you mean two?” No, you’ll need 4, because you’ll need to double them up so they aren’t flimsy (you’ll see below). Take a paper straw and flatten it out the best that you can, then tape it onto one of the bat wings. Make sure to place it similarly to how I did, to help support the wing. Next place a few little tape rolls on the wing and place another wing on top, to cover up your straw/tape mess. So, basically it’s two wing shapes with a flattened straw in between. Now you have one finished wing! Repeat for your bat’s other wing and do this for each bat you’ll be making. Once your bat’s wings are ready, you’ll be attaching them to the honeycomb “body”. I made sure to attach a little string loop to the top of the honeycomb curve first, because this is where you’ll want your bat hanging from. The honeycomb probably already comes with a string loop, but ignore that one -it’s not in the right place for this project. Tape the wings to each side of folded-up honeycomb, and place tape on top so that when you open it up, the honeycomb will stay taped where the wings are. Secure your opened honeycomb with the paper clips it came with, hang, and now you’re ready for trick or treaters. Well, you have to have some jack-o-lanterns, too. Oh, and candy. You’ll definitely need candy. Ok, now you’re ready! Happy Halloween!

Join The Conversation
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
00
[love-button]
This entry was posted in Decor, Halloween. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.