This Halloween host a spooktacular party with homemade decorations that will keep the lil witches and warlocks talking through 2014! A Halloween party decor is incomplete without creepy spiders, frightening bats, skeletons and skulls. Therefore, here are some simple steps to make this flying bat pinata at home and set a scary scene for the party. This pinata is made of paper mache and is perfect to give your party guests a fright…
- Black Poster board
- Black Tissue paper
- White card-stock
- Bat face Template
- Paint brush (medium size)
- Scissors, craft knife
- Clothespins & clothesline
- Black duct tape
- Craft glue
- 2 Blown Balloons (large & small)
- Begin by, covering balloon with layers of tissue papers. Then, place the balloon on an empty jar. Take some craft glue and dab it on some section of the balloon. You can mix small quantity of water in the craft glue to dilute it.
- After applying glue, cover it with two complete layers of newspaper. Before covering with 2nd layer of newspaper, brush on some more glue. Once you are done with two layers of newspaper, tie a long string around the center to hang your pinata later.
- Then add 2 more layers of newspaper followed by black tissue paper, covering the entire balloon from its crown to its knot. Repeat the same process for small balloon, but do not add string as this will become face of the bat.
- Hang both the balloons from the clothesline using clothespins by their knots, as shown in the picture. Let it dry for 7-8 hours or overnight.
- Make a hole in top body of large balloon using knife and you can save this piece for making ears of bat later. Now grab your scissors and carefully make a slit next to the knot of balloon and remove.
- Cover the cut edge using tissue, fill the bat’s body with candies, and remove the popped balloon from smaller piece too.
- Now, it’s time to assemble bat, place the smaller piece (head) over the large one (the body). Drape numerous layers (at-least 3-4) of black tissue paper over the head towards the body and around the neck.
- Keep brushing it with diluted craft glue until you feel neck is secured. Let it completely dry. In the meanwhile, take a white card-stock, using bat face template trace it onto card-stock. Then, carefully cut features and attach to the bat using diluted glue. Make ears from reserved piece.
- Draw large wing shapes on black poster board and cut them out. Attach wings to the both sides of the bat using black duct tape. Then, paste black tissue paper over the joints to cover the tape.
- Next, attach a length of string to the end of each wing using tape. Again, cover the tape using tissue paper.
- Lastly, to hang the bat, suspend it from body string and tack the two wing strings to the ceiling to make the bat look as if it is flying.