Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bat Pencil topper

This is a little treat I am making for my son's class for Halloween - the bat was CASED from http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1054178

I did change the ears a bit because I wanted it to stand up and stay that way.

This starts with the scallop square punch using black CS.

score the center diagonally.

fold diagonally as shown.

cut little angles using scissors- you may have to play around- different cuts will give you different head and ear sizes. I thought cutting about a quarter inch in like this looked well proprtioned.

fold the ears back as shown. Now this is how the original looked complete but the ear sometimes flipped out so I changed it up a bit. You should do it however you like.

I unfolded the square and then turned the ears up and then refolded it like this.

You may have to tweak the ears a bit but it will stay as you make it.

decorate the face with white gel pen.

and place on top of a pencil- I stuck the wings down with the dimensionals- using the half size they have at the margins and it will stay on the pencils pretty tight.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!


Inky said...

Hi Lynda - love this little bat! Thanks for sharing :) Linda C from Inkerbelles

Kristin said...

I LOVE your bat pencil toppers and the tutorial is great! I just might have to try this for my kids'! TFS!!