Simple Halloween bunting for you to make, with easy to follow instructions and photo's. These bat and stalactite cut outs are a cheap easy way to decorate and join in the fun at Halloween.
These templates are outlined in black so you can print them on to paper or card and then cut them from black card.
I know how expensive printer ink can be so I try to keep the costs down as much as possible.
The templates give you basic shapes that you can change and adapt to make your own unique decorations.
You can add more stalactites between the bats or have a group of bats nesting close together.
To create this Halloween bunting you will need to cut out several bats and stalactites.
Printing the template on thin card (if your printer allows this) will give you a template that can be used over and over again.
Most printers will allow you to print directly on to thin card. If you are using patterned card make sure that you print on the plain side. If your printer will only allow you to print on paper then there are a couple of different ways to transfer the template to card.
One way is to glue the paper template to the card you can use any type of glue suitable for paper. Spread the glue thinly across the card then lower the paper on top. Smooth out carefully removing any air bubbles. Make sure the glue is completely dry before cutting.
The other way will only work if you are printing a template that is easy to reproduce. Secure the paper to the card with tape, using a pencil and
ruler if drawing straight lines, go over the lines on the template. Press hard enough to mark the
card but not so hard you make holes in the paper.
To create the template, print the designs onto white card or paper and cut out following the solid lines.
The dotted line denotes the tabs for folding.
Fix the templates to your chosen black card or paper using paperclips.
Cut out as many of the bats and stalactites that you require.
Using the dotted lines on the template as a guide fold the tabs on all your cut outs.
Cut your string or ribbon to the required length depending on where you want to hang your bunting.
Lay out your string and decide on how you want to the bunting to look.
We used alternative bats and stalactites with a space between each one.
Once you have decided how to hang them glue the tab.
Place the string close to the fold and press down to secure the string.
Repeat for all the cut outs, making sure each one is secure.
Tie a knot at each end of the ribbon or string to secure.
Your Halloween bunting is now finished and you can use it to decorate your room or windows.
If you enjoyed making our bunting then you might like our printable Halloween decorations of a black cat and flying bat.
These decorations can be printed onto a lighter colored card for the kids to color in as a Halloween activity.
You could color them in using glow in the dark pens or add glitter to the stalactites.
You can find more free step by step instruction at Halloween Christmas Crafts.
Here you will find a great tutorial on how to create a fabulous back ground screen for your Halloween outdoor decorations. These screens are easy to make and require no specialist equipment.
They are lit up by the light in your room and look great from outside. You could replace a tombstone with a black cat for a great Halloween scene.
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