Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Batty Pencil Toppers




I was on the hunt for something to pass out at our local healthy halloween party. I wanted to steer clear of candy and give out something that the kids would still enjoy. 
After a  recent home school trip to the Bonnechere caves, where we got to see many real bats (a little freaky I must say!), we found our inspiration to make these batty creations to share! 

To make them you will need
black felt
red beads
glue gun 
pencil 

Print out your bat template. Layer two sheets of felt. Pin your bat onto the layers of felt and cut out.


Separate your felt bats



Glue all around the edges, leaving a hole where the pencil will slide in. Line up the other bat on top and press down.

Put glue on your pencil end  and slide it in the hole


Glue on your red beads for eyes and your batty creations are complete!


These have yet to be used as pencils and instead swoop and fly around our house in spooky splendor. Not sure if these will ever get sharpened ~ flying them around seems to be where the fun is at!


"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at.
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea tray in the sky!
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you're at." 
The Mad Hatter (Lewis Carroll)

Enjoy!
~ Shanti ~

9 comments:

  1. Love them, esp. the spooooky red eyes!

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  2. Aww, they are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Will definitely use this! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

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  4. We will have to do these--I just bought a pack of Halloween pencils yesterday!

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  5. Those are so cute! I'll bet my kids would enjoy making them. Thanks!

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