Okay... so yesterday I tantalized you with hints of a tutorial involving knitting and peg dolls. This is not that tutorial, however, I think you might like this one as well. Halloween is less than two weeks away. Are you ready to go a little batty?
Peg dolls (any size, your choice)
Black paint (I usually use watercolors, but for this project I used acrylics)
Red paint (for the mouths)
Colored pencils (optional, if you want to draw instead of painting the face)
Black felt (or black paper)
PVA or other white craft glue
Thin wire (optional)
STEP 1: Paint your peg dolls, leaving room to add faces.
STEP 2: Add faces using paint or colored pencils.
STEP 3: Cut ears and wings from black felt
Note: If you are making these with young children, using black paper instead of felt might be easier for them to cut. The result won't be quite as durable, but the children will enjoy them just as much. (Thank you, Lenka, for the excellent idea!)
STEP 4: (optional) If you would like your bats to be able to hang upside down, cut approx. 4 inches (10 cm) thin wire (I used floral wire, colored black with a Sharpie). Fold the wire in a "U" shape and glue the bend of the "U" beneath the wings as depicted above.
STEP 5: Glue the wings to the backs & the ears to the backs of the heads of your dolls.
Q: What did one bat say to another?
A: Let's hang around together!
Happy (almost) Halloween...