Yesterday I got the bright idea to create some bats to hang outside in the front yard. Then I remembered: it's supposed to rain tomorrow. Hmmm...I didn't want to put forth all that effort for nothing. So I decided to hang them in the dining room instead. Here is my prototype:
Awwww...I think Bubbie made this waaay back in Pre-K. I hang it up every year, but it's getting kinda beat up. Time to make some new ones! I used to make them out of exposed x-ray film and hang them in the trees out front. That seems eons ago. We don't have much of that around anymore since everything, including x-rays, are digital nowadays!
I gathered up some empty tp rolls and painted them black. Yes, we had six empty tp rolls. (What are people doing with all the tp around here??) Then I got out some construction paper and traced the bat wings to be similar to the one Bubbie made.
I put hot glue along the rim of one end and added a bat head. Then I stapled the wings and a string of skinny black rick rack in the center of the back. So simple even a Pre-K'er can do it...
I also added orange eyes with fabric paint - just more Halloween-ish, I think!
Then I hung them from the light fixture over the dining table.
I like the skinny rick rack. Looks spooky!
They all fly at different heights. It's so hard to get a good pic of this with all the stuff in the background.
I call it our Bat Chandelier!
They fly alongside the original one which I will keep and treasure forever - it's that way with all the art my peeps make. I can't bear to throw any of it away!
Added a bit of black and white ribbon left over from the memo board I made hubby to the project fail that I will tell you about soon...it doesn't look as bad to me now that it's been sitting here a few days...
Time to stop goofing off and get dinner started!