Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

These bats look so spooky, yet adorable hanging from the trees in our yard. We just love them! They are easy to make, too. We made 4 of them in no time. Next year, we’ll add to our bats, and really spook the neighbors out.  

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Here’s what you’ll need to make your bats:

  • A wire coat hanger
  • Black plastic garbage bags – 1 bag can make 4 bats
  • Black electrical tape
  • Warm glue gun with glue
  • Newspaper, or batting for fluff
  • Little pom-poms for the eyes

Now, on to the how to!:

 

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • First off…you’ll want to split your garbage bag apart so you have enough for 4 bats
  • Then, take your coat hanger and bend the sides down so they resemble bat wings
  • Place your hanger in the corner of your bag so the hook is sticking up a bit
  • Then, use your black tape to tape the hanger down
  • If the hanger is not black, use some more tape to wrap around the hook of the hanger

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Cut aroung the hanger, leaving enough length at the bottom to make pointed edges, resembling the picture above

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Cut yourself about an 18 in. oval from some of the bag
  • Stuff the bottom half with some stuffing, and tape the bag around it – this will be the body of the bat
  • Add a few dabs of glue to help secure the seal. I didn’t do that the first time around, and some of my tape just couldn’t handle the Midwest winds. The glue is holding up just fine!

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Wrap some tape above that to seal it, and add less stuffing to the top of the oval, and tape to seal that – this is the head

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Turn your bat upside down, and glue it to the hanger 
  • Add ears from the garbage bag, and pom-poms for eyes
  • You’re Done! 

Making A Bat out of Clothes Hangers and Garbage Bags Halloween Craft. We just love these bats hanging in our trees! Cute yard decoration! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

He’s really hard to get a good picture of. Much cuter in person. 🙂 Happy Halloween!


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