I finally pulled out the Halloween decor, only to discover that our bats had migrated (as bats like to do). They must have been drawn to the gray paint.
And plopped themselves right in our hallway.
But this year they needed one more accessory…..a golden Hallowed moon.
Need a batty moon too? It’s super easy.
Here’s what you do….
• Grab orange and yellow paint. I used wall paint that was sitting around in the garage. You can also use craft paint, acrylic paint, whatever you have (or is cheap to buy). You don’t need very much.
• Pour the paints into 3 cups: yellow in one (so you don’t ruin your entire can with a messy brush), orange in another, and mix the yellow and orange together in a 3rd cup.
• Trace a large circle to a piece of posterboard, foam board, or cardboard using a sharpie marker. Use a bucket or a large Christmas tree stand to get a nice circle.
• Start by painting yellow in a circular motion. Slightly off-set it in the middle of the moon to give it more dimension. Then work your way out with the brush as the paint thins.
• Using the same brush, paint orange around the outside of the moon working your way in.
• Fill in the remaining area little by little with the mixed paint color, in circular motions. Then touch up any gaps. If you need more yellow in the middle, add that. Or paint more orange on the outside. No rules here.
• Let it dry and cut it out. NOTE: The posterboard may get a bit “wavy” from the paint but you can roll it a bit to flatten it out. And once it’s hung up with all those bats no one will even notice.
The bats will be happy.
….if you can find where they’ve flown.
So far they’ve been in our kitchen:
The living room:
And now the hallway.
Have a batty day!
(complete Paper Bats tutorial HERE. Other Halloween tutorials HERE and HERE)