DIY Paper Quilled Halloween Bat craft for kids is just perfect for a fun evening and a unique way to discuss the folklore and history of Halloween.
Think Halloween and sinister looking bats come to your mind, among other things. However, bats are harmless creatures and far from the blood-sucking, scary beasts Halloween lore have made them out to be. Did you know, contrary to the popular notion, bats are not blind?
Why not surprise your kids with these interesting Halloween facts and have a lovely time together making DIY paper quilled crafts? This DIY Paper Quilled Halloween bat craft is super fun and presents these benign mammals in the cutest manner.
DIY Paper Quilled Halloween Bat Craft
List of Supplies to make the Paper Quilled Halloween Bat Craft:
- Quilling paper strips
- Craft paper – white, pink and grey
- Black sharpie
- Craft glue
- Slotted quilling tool
Instructions to make the Paper Quilled Halloween Bat Craft:
Take a 20 inch long (or longer) quilling strip and use the slotted quilling tool to coil the whole strip. Take out the coil from the tool and allow the coil to loosen up freely. Once you are satisfied with the coil size, glue the open end of the coil to secure it. Now glue the loose coil on a piece of dark color craft paper; I used grey.
Carefully cut the craft paper all around the coils’ outer edge.
Take a 10-inch long quilling strip and create a loose coil pattern with it.
Press any one side of the loose coil to form a teardrop shape.
Now press two more sides (on the opposite side of the previously pressed area) of the teardrop; this will form a triangular shape.
Now press and fold in the middle part of any two pressed sides of the triangular shape. Similarly, create another one of these patterns. These 2 will be the wings of the bat; you will need to create 2 more shapes for the wing.
Take 5 inches long quilling strip and form a triangular shape. Similarly, create another one. These 2 will be the ears of the bat.
Use a 5-inch quilling strip to create 2 lens shapes, 4-inch quilling strips to create 2 lens shapes and 2-inch quilling strip to create 2 loose coils. The 2 sets of lens shapes are for the wings and the 2 loose coils will be the legs.
Place the prepared items on a flat surface to check the bat pattern.
Join the prepared parts one by one by using craft glue.
Cut out the eyes, mouth and, fangs of the bat. Simply use white craft paper to cut out the eyes and the fangs. Use a black sharpie to draw the eyeballs and use a pink craft paper for the mouth.
Stick the prepared parts on the large loose coil pattern. Allow the glue to dry completely.
There are lots of different ways to use this Paper Quilled Halloween Bat craft. They look adorable as jewelry hanging on a string or wire. You can use them to make super cute bat greeting cards or party invitations. Or even as cute non-candy Halloween favors for trick or treat!