Grab the kids for and get ready for a Halloween art project that is super easy and will have your living room looking like a haunted house in no time.
- 1 sheet black construction paper
- Black thread or yarn – 6 different lengths
- White craft glue
- 6 pennies
- 2 – 12” wooden dowels (or tree branches for a more creative effect)
- Black permanent market
- Black jewelry cord or yarn
- Bat wing pattern (http://crafts.kaboose.com/bat_mobile.pdf)
- Using the pattern, cut out 6 bat wings from the construction paper by folding the black paper in half and place pattern along fold where indicated.
- Once cut, open the bat wings.
- Place a dot of glue onto center of bat wings and place a piece of black thread into the glue.
- Press penny into the glue on top of the thread. Do this for all the bats.
- Color pennies with black permanent marker.
- Cut jewelry cord, 24” long. Tie one end of cord to the branch or dowel and the other to the center of the second branch/dowel. Tie the other pieces of cord to the center of the branch/dowel, leaving the end loose; this will be the end which you’ll hang the mobile.
- Lay the mobile on a flat surface. Tie two hanging bats from the top dowel/branch – left and right. They should be short enough so that it does not touch the bottom dowel/branch.
- Tie the other four bats to the bottom branch/dowel – making sure the lengths vary.
- Hang the mobile to see if all is evenly spaced.
- You can add wiggly eyes to the bats to create a friendlier look.
You can read the entire post here: crafts.kaboose.com.