Clothespin bats

Clip clothespin bats to curtains, or use them to decorate an inexpensive metal tree to create a sinister centerpiece.

YOU'LL NEED (for 1 bat)

  • Bat template 
  • Printer and plain white paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Black construction paper
  • Wooden clothespin
  • Wooden dowel, curtain rod or thin stick
  • Black spray paint
  • Double-sided tape
  1. Download bat template and print on plain paper; cut out. Use pencil to trace template twice on construction paper; cut out two bats.
  2. Clip clothespin to dowel. Working in a well-ventilated area, hold dowel and spray-paint clothespin black, rotating for even coverage. Let dry.
  3. Remove pin from dowel. Put double-sided tape on one side of clothespin. Place a bat on tape; press to stick.
  4. Turn bat over so clothespin is on top. Put double-sided tape on each wing tip.
  5. Put piece of double-sided tape on exposed side of clothespin. Lay other bat on tape; press to stick. Press tips of both bats’ wings together.