Recycled Paper Bats

Paper Bats

Paper bats have been around for some time and they still make an impact for your Halloween decorating. These recycled paper bats are made from recycled grocery bags painted black, cut out and folded for the maximum spooky effect.

DIY Paper Bats


Bat Templates – get them HERE
Paper grocery bags
Black acrylic paint
Paint brush
Scissors and Xacto knife

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DIY Paper Bats

Since we want to repurpose a bunch of paper grocery bags cut them apart so that you have several flat pieces of paper. Paint them black with acrylic paint. Once dry paint the other side and let dry.

DIY Paper Bats

Print out the bat templates onto cardstock or any stiff paper and cut them out.

DIY Paper Bats

Once your grocery paper is dry arrange your bat templates on your paper. I try to fit in as many as possible.

DIY Paper Bats

Trace out your bats on the black paper with a pencil.

DIY Paper Bats

Using your scissors or xacto knife cut out your bats.

DIY Paper Bats

You can touch up any areas that were missed with the paint my using a black felt tipped marker.

DIY Paper Bats

To give the bats a more realistic effect I like to fold the wings a little bit. Attach the bats to the walls or ceiling with poster tack or removable tape. You can also attach a string with a bit of glue and have them hanging for a more dramatic effect!

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