Add some spooky sweetness to your home with this wacky bat banner! Made with card stock, googly eyes, a glue stick, and a Silhouette or Cricut this is the perfect craft for almost instant Halloween decor.
I’m always looking for a new way to bring some Halloween cheer into my life and this adorable paper bat banner is up to the task. As far as holiday crafting goes it checks all my boxes, it’s cheap, easy, and quick!
All you’ll need is a few colors of card stock, a package of googly eyes, a glue stick, ribbon or twine and your cutter. I’m a Silhouette girl from way back (I had the OG Cameo and recently upgraded to the Cameo 4 Plus) but I’m sure you can pull with off with a Cricut too.
The bats are cut from two different files. The background is the outline with two extra loops for hanging, I used bright green and orange. This color will show through the holes in the front.
The foreground is cut from black cardstock and it’s quite a bit more detailed. You can get away with cutting the background matless but I found it too tricky to punch out all the details with the ‘pop out’ cut.
Once you’ve got all your bats cut out it’s time for assembly. Use a glue stick to attach a black bat to a colored background.
There is a bit of wiggle room so your placement doesn’t have to be perfect. Then glue on two eyes, for a little extra fun I like to give a few bats two different-sized eyes.
When your bats are all assembled and the glue has dried all that’s left to do is run some twine through the loops and hang up your paper bat banner for everyone to enjoy!
- Black Cardstock
- Colored Cardstock (Orange, Green, etc)
- Googly Eyes
- Bakers Twine
- Silhouette Cameo or another cutter
- Backgound and Foreground Cut Files
- Glue Stick
- Use the baground cut file to cut the colored cardstock
- Use the foreground cut file to cut the black cardstock
- Attach a black bat to the colored background with a glue stick
- Use the glue stick to attach two googly eyes (mix the sizes for an extra crazy look!)
- After the glue has dried run a piece of twine through the loops to hang the bats
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