Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Bat Balloons

Transform black balloons into bats for your Halloween party! || Design Improvised blog

Often times, the simpler the better. All it took was a pair of paper wings to transform these balloons into Halloween bats! I love that you can tell what they are without adding any further embellishment. Leaving them as just their silhouette keeps them modern and fresh.

Transform black balloons into bats for your Halloween party! || Design Improvised blog

Supplies for Bat Balloons


  • Black 12" helium grade latex balloons
  • Black cardstock
  • Bat wing template (this is optional - I freehand drew one and then used it as a template for the rest. You can find more options in Google Images)
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Curling ribbon


Halloween bat balloons

How to Make Bat Balloons


1. Inflate your balloons with helium. If you want them to stay afloat for more than 6 hours, have your local party store fill them with Hi-Float which will make them last a couple days.

2. Trace a bat wing on card stock and cut it out to serve as the template for the rest of your bat wings. Cut out a pair of wings for each balloon. My wings were about 5 inches long. You don't want them too long or they will weigh down the balloon.


Halloween bat balloons

3. Bend back the end of each wing to make a tab that will stick to the balloon and add a piece of double sided tape.

Halloween bat balloons

4. Stick a wing on each side of the balloon and you're done!

Halloween bat balloons

Halloween bat balloons

Transform black balloons into bats for your Halloween party! || Design Improvised blog

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Photos of finished balloons by Amanda Raba Gentis.



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