This was super easy. A little time consuming, but hey, I’m all caught up on Grey’s Anatomy now. Silver lining, right?! Little Monkey helped hang them and loved it. I found the idea over at MADE.
Here’s the How:
– black cardstock
– Two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy (optional)
1) I found a package of black cardstock (50 sheets) for less than $5 at Wal-Mart and it worked great.
2) (Turn on Grey’s Anatomy, if desired.) Fold you cardstock in half. For my large bats, I folded the paper while it was horizontal. I got two bats on one sheet. For the little bats, I folded the paper while it was vertical (making a long skinny rectangle). I got four bats on one sheet.
3) I drew a basic bat shape on my first piece of cardstock and tweaked it till I was happy. Then I cut it out and used it as my template. Don’t spend the time tracing, just hold the template and wing it. They don’t have to be perfect.
4) Repeat. And repeat… and repeat. Times a billion. Not really, but it’ll seem like it. I did approximately 10 sheets of cardstock, 5 sheets of the big bats and 5 of the little ones.
5) Hang on the wall. I used some sticky tack I had, as it seems to do a little less damage to the paint on our walls. Double stick tape would work too.
Discuss bats with your two year old again and roll your eyes when he says, “Mom, I know. You said that again tomorrow". Then, smile a little because you know he remembers your little discussion about bats yesterday… or he can seen the future and you will talk about it all again tomorrow.