Hello readers and fans of Bakerette! Over at Made From Pinterest we have been having a blast getting our Halloween on, it happens to be one of our favorite Holidays! You still have plenty of time to make and enjoy these cute mini-pumpkin bats.
For the last ten years I have had the privilege of volunteering at a week long girl’s camp in the Sierra Mountains. It is one of my favorite things to do because I get to go with my daughters and many of my closest friends. One year in particular stands out in my mind. The cabins in camp are rustic cabins with wood bunk beds, no electricity, no doors and the bathroom is by the lodge. Depending on the cabin you are in, getting to the bathroom can be quite a hike! This particular year I was fortunate enough to be in the second floor of the nurses cabin with a group friends. The nurse’s cabin is wonderful as it has electricity, a bathroom and normal beds. Heaven! One friend whom I shall not name HATES bats. Somehow a bat managed to fly in the nurse’s cabin and get into the rafters upstairs where we were sleeping.
We discovered our little “friend” hanging upside down as we were getting ready for bed. Every now and then he would swoop down trying to get out the only window in the room. Everyone was there except for our dear friend who has issues with bats. Being the wonderful, sensitive friends that we are, everyone decided not to mention the bat to our friend. This was going to be especially funny because she had made the mistake of choosing the bed just below the window. Our little friend must have “sensed” her dislike for him, because he waited until she had climbed into her bed before he frantically started trying to get out the window.
Why was our little friend so frantic? Because, well…. we made sure the window was closed. His escape involved dive bombing maneuvers right at our friends head and then bouncing off the closed window. He tried again and again. We would have immediately rushed to her aid, but it was too difficult to open the window for her because we were all laughing so hard. Each time the bat would dive bomb at her head she would duck under her sleeping bag screaming. She would then peek out to see where he was and he would then dive bomb her again. OK, she wasn’t just screaming at the bat. Sadly, that only made us laugh harder. When we couldn’t take it anymore we opened the window and our little friend made his escape. Yes, I am still dear friends with the woman we tortured!
Glue or tape a toothpick to the wing.
Glue or tape the second half of the bat wing of the first bat wing.
Grab some glitter and get your BLING on! I’m one of those people that believes that if a little glitter is good, than A LOT of glitter is BETTER! Just sayin’.
I love my Pumpkin Bats because they were easy, fast and inexpensive to make. They look darling where ever I put them. When Halloween is over I can take off the ears, wings and eyes, pack them away and then use them again next year. Best of all they have no dive bombing capabilities! I have to say…….
This Pin Rocks!
Here are just a few of the great Halloween ideas we have made so far this year!