Contributed by Leanne Guenther
|Time Required:||1 hour|
|Materials Required:||black or brown pants and shirt
black poster board
black 1/2" elastic OR self adhesive velcro OR hot glue gun
Face makeup (store bought or home made)
|Directions:||dress in all black or all brown
Fold poster board in half and cut out bat wing shape
Have one adult hold the wings up to the child's back. Poke holes above and below the shoulders on either side (4 holes). Thread black elastic through and around the shoulders on each side tying in the back (2 pieces of elastic). That way the child can slip in and out of the wings.
OR attach self adhesive velcro to the back of the shirt and the back of the wings OR hot glue the wings to the back of the shirt.
Decorate the edges of the wings, front and back, with glow in the dark paint (available at the craft store)
Paint face black
If you are having trouble finding the pieces for the costume in the store, or if you like sewing parts of your own costumes, check out these ideas:
1) Make your own tunic shirt from black material
2) Make homemade makeup
3) Make a skirt from black material.
4) In colder climates especially, make a cloak from black material and add silver or glow in the dark fringe for safety. You can wear this overtop of a warm jacket. The pattern does not require sewing.
Halloween Bat craft - gives an idea of how the wings should be shaped