Friday, October 23, 2009

Spooky Bat and Owl for Halloween using Yarn


Halloween is nearby and here's a spooky yet cute craft idea for Halloween decorations. We will be making a bat and a owl using yarn pom poms. Kids would love to make this project but will need some supervision.

There was an earlier post on making a spider with yarn pom pom. Here is another way to make pom pom using yarn. This one takes little more effort but is neater than than the previous one. Refer the picture below for step by step instructions( Click the image for a bigger pic). Start with cutting two circles out of a cardboard. I used cereal boxes :). Cut smaller circles at the center of both these cutouts (like a doughnut). The diameter of outer circle determines the size of the pom pom.

Place both the circle cutouts superimposing each other and wrap the yarn around them. Then using scissors cut the yarn along the circles edges between the two circles. Take a small piece of yarn and tie it between the two circles. Cut the excess off and remove the circles. Your pom pom is ready.This is the basic step for our craft project.


The supplies required for this Halloween themed project :
- Black yarn
- Foam sheets ( black and orange)
- Glue and Scissors
- Wiggle eyes
- Cardboard
- Transparent cord ( if you want to hang the decorations) and needle

For the Bat :

Make two pom poms using black yarn for the face and body of bat. I used 1 inch diameter and 2.5 inch diameter for mine. Cut out bat wings and ears using the foam sheet.Attach the smaller pompom on top of the bigger one. Glue the wings to the backside. Add wiggle eyes and a spooky bat is ready to be used for Halloween decor. You can place these bats at multiple locations in your house, near plants, on bookshelves etc as is. If you want take the transparent cord and using a needle , thread it through the bottom of the bat to make window decorations.
The effect is the best with multiple bats suspended at varying heights.

For the Owl:

Make two pom poms using black yarn for the face and body of bat. I used 1 inch diameter and 2.5 inch diameter for mine. Cut out owl feathers and feet using the foam sheet.

Attach the smaller pompom on top of the bigger one. Glue the feathers on the front. Add wiggle eyes and feet and beak cut from foam sheet and the cutest Owl is ready to be used for your Halloween decor. You can place these at multiple locations in your house, near plants, on bookshelves etc as is.

If you want, take the transparent cord and using a needle , thread it through the bottom of the bat to make window decorations. The effect is the best with multiple Owls suspended at varying heights.


You can also make a combination of Owl, bats, and the spooky spider for your decorations. I am sure you will enjoy making these creatures as much as the kids :). Happy Halloween!

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