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Carole Lassak
By Carole Lassak On October 6, 2014

Creative Paperclay Halloween Link Up

Welcome to the Creative Paperclay® Halloween Link Up Party!!

We have lots of exciting things to look forward to at our house. October is Chloe’s birthday month, and, of course, Halloween!! Together Chloe and I created this Halloween bat mobile using Creative Paperclay®.

I cut bat shapes out of cardstock for our patterns. We rolled out a ball of clay to about 1/4″ thickness, laid the patterns on top of the flattened clay, and used a stylus to trace around them. Chloe did the tracing, and I finished cutting out the bats using a craft knife. Before we set them aside to dry, I smoothed the edged as much as possible to eliminate some of the sanding, and pierced a small hole in each one for hanging.

To give some of the bats dimension, I laid them over a Sharpie marker while they were drying.

Formed Bat

After some final sanding with jewelry files and an emery board, they were ready for Chloe to paint them.

Bats Ready for Sanding

Last step was hanging the small bats onto the large bat, and hanging the finished mobile. 

Finished Bat Mobile

Carole
Chloe

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Darla October 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm

A great project to do with my children. I can’t wait to try it.

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Cynthia McCoy October 7, 2014 at 5:24 am

A very cute project and I love the teamwork! Great job!

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ByGloriCom October 7, 2014 at 1:40 pm

These will make the best Halloween decorations ever. Luv them :)

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rachel whetzel October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

What a cute idea!! I love bats. ;)

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Donna/Meme October 8, 2014 at 12:50 am

Carole these are just toooooo cute!

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carol October 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm

thank you for sharing!

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Caroline October 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Cool idea and project!

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