Invite this delightfully spooky, quick-to-craft pair to your Halloween festivities.
- Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: balls, 2” and 2-1/2”; eggs, 2-1/2”, two
- Wooden dowels, 1/4”, two
- Black cardstock
- Black beads, 3/8”, four
scissors, ruler, pencil, newspapers, paintbrush, wooden skewers, serrated knife, small handsaw, scoring tool
- Black acrylic paint
- Glue gun
- 1. 9-1/2” tall, 14” tall
- 1. Use serrated knife to cut foam eggs in half lengthwise. Smooth cut edges by gently rolling foam against work surface.
- 2. Insert skewers into all foam shapes. Holding skewer, paint each shape black; place skewers in heavy glass or jar while paint dries.
- 3. Use saw to cut two 8” and two 12” dowel lengths for legs. Paint dowels black; let dry.
- 4. Twist dowels into rounded top of each half-egg. Remove dowels and apply glue to ends; twist legs back into holes. Apply glue to opposite ends of dowels; twist legs into bottom of foam ball.
- 5. Print and cut out patterns. Cut one pair of wings and two ears for each bat, using larger patterns for larger bat.
- 6. Score wings along dashed lines; fold wings slightly forward. Slightly curl wing tips by dragging cardstock over edge of pencil. Adhere wings to back of each body.
- 7. Curl edges of each ear inward. Use pencil to poke two holes in top of each body for ears. Apply glue to bottom of each ear and insert into holes.
- 8. Glue bead eyes to faces. Use blunt end of skewer to press nostrils into face.
- 1. For extra sparkle, sprinkle wet paint with ultra-fine black glitter; cut wings and ears from glittered cardstock.
by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company