Are you looking for FREE printable bats? Need bat templates, a bat cut out or a stencil for making a Halloween bat wall? Maybe you just need last minute, cheap Halloween décor or decorations for a Halloween party? We have a cute (and inexpensive) Halloween decor idea that can come together in an afternoon.
Grab some cardstock from your craft stash and your Cricut Cutting Machine (or a pair of scissors)…we’re going to whip up a dramatic bat wall art for your entryway, fireplace mantle or Halloween haunt.
We’ll show you how to make two different sized bats with our FREE printable bats templates. We’ll also show you how to fold them origami style so they look totally real. The larger bat is 10 inches and the smaller bat is 6 inches.
We used traditional black for our bats but if you can also our free printable bats template as a stencil. Then you can outline and cut out whatever color bats you want from colorful cardstock. You can add modge podge & glittter or make faces for your bats. Your imagination is the only limitation! You can see our bat cut outs below…
Let’s check out how this EASY DIY bat wall turned out!
DIY EASY Halloween Bat Wall
This quick and easy DIY Halloween bat wall comes together quickly. You can use our cut files to cut the bats out with your Cricut Cutting Machine or you can use good ole fashioned scissors. Each bat takes 1-2 minutes to cut out by hand depending on size. You’ll be able to pop them off in assembly line fashion once you get the basic method down.
- Cricut Cutting Machine or Scissors
- Removable Glue Dots
- Bright White 80 lb Cardstock
- We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board
- Our FREE Printable Bats for Halloween (download instructions at the bottom of the page)
How to Make a Bat Wall
STEP ONE- Print and Cut Out Your Cardstock Bats
You will need at least 2 dozen bats to start. Depending on the size of your decorative space and what you want to do with it…you may need more. You can use our FREE bat wall printable with your Cricut Cutting Machine (we include cut files) to cut out all of your bats OR you can use our FREE bat PDF template download to cut them by hand.
If you don’t like black bats, and want to use different colors for your bats…you can simply use our bats as a stencil. Just cut out one bat in each size. Place the bat template on the colored cardstock of your choice and outline with a pencil. Cut out with scissors.
If you are using a Cricut Cutting Machine you can use our cut files along with any color of cardstock to cut out your bats too. It’s a simple cut operation in design space, NOT a print and cut. If you use print and cut then your bats will be black like ours.
STEP TWO- Fold & Score Your Bats Origami Style
Using We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board and the included scoring tool you can score the bat & wings in several places to create a 3 dimensional look. Below is an illustration of the areas we recommend that you score with the scoring tool.
STEP THREE- Apply Glue Dots to The Bats and Stick to the Wall
Apply 2 Removable Glue Dots to the back of each bat (Removable Glue Dots are easy to take down after Halloween and won’t damage your walls). Place the glue dots on the body of the bat (one near the head and one near the tail). Arrange the flying bats at an angle so it looks like they’re flying across the room.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a bat wall! Our FREE printable bats for decorating can be downloaded at the end of this web page! These are perfect last minute Halloween decorations. So, inexpensive yet they make for dramatic wall art in your home! If you love easy, cute Halloween crafts check out some of our others:
Save This Free Printable Bats Template for Later on Pinterest!
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