Costumes & Crafts

Make Halloween magic without toil or trouble!

Things You'll Need

  • 1 yard black felt
  • 2 yards black lightweight polyester blend fabric
  • 1 black headband
  • 2 inches of Velcro
  • Tacky glue or glue gun
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Black sweat suit

How to Make

  • Cut black polyester fabric in half and place the halves on top of each other.

  • Pin the edges and use the chalk to draw your bat wing shape. (See pattern-1)

  • Glue the wings down the back and across the arms of the sweat suit.

  • For the ears, cut four 2-1/2 inch equilateral triangles out of the felt.

  • Glue two of the triangles back to back, leaving one side open. Repeat with the remaining two pieces.

  • Glue the open end of the ears to the headband, separating each side for support and depth.

  • Use the chalk to draw the mask on the black felt. Measure the child's head for size if necessary. (See pattern-2).

  • Cut out the mask and glue opposite pieces of Velcro to the separate ends.