Whether you are toning down your Halloween activities or skipping the tricking and the treating altogether this year, chances are we all will have more time on our hands. Why not spend that time crafting with your loved ones to create a spookier atmosphere both inside and outside your home? With just a few simple items, you can enhance the scare factor of your home instantly!


Everything you need should be easy to find at a nearby grocery store or craft store. If you can find larger sheets of black construction paper, try making larger bats.

  • Black construction paper 8.5” x 11”
  • Scissors
  • White colored pencil
  • Tape
  • String

Step 1 – Fold and Draw:

Fold your construction along the longer side so that you end with two 8.5” x 5.5” folded halves. Then draw an outline of a bat on the folded half with the white colored pencil. Pay special attention to the ears and the shape of the wing. You should be able to outline two bat halves on each sheet.

Step 2 – Cut

Carefully cut along the outline with your scissors and unfold the bat shape. Feel free to experiment with different sizes of bats.

Step 3 – Tape and Decorate!

Tape the bats to your wall or door, if there are white lines visible you can flip the bat over and tape the other side. If you have some extra string lying around, you can also hang some bats from the ceiling.

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We would love to see how your bat decorations turned out! Share some photos after you are finished on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #mothergooseclub.

Happy Halloween!

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