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Do-It-Yourself Kid’s Bat Costume

By Ellen Luckett Baker

Simple is better, so if you’re looking for a handmade idea for Halloween, try converting a t-shirt into a cute bat costume in a few quick steps.

Simple is better, so if you’re looking for a handmade idea for Halloween, try converting a t-shirt into a cute bat costume in a few quick steps. Much like my owl costume from last year, this project can be made quickly, is comfortable for kids to wear and it’s fun! It does involve a sewing machine, but even a beginner can master this one.

Just download the .pdf file with full instructions by clicking here. And click here to print the mask, cut it out and have your child wear it over sunglasses for the dark eye effect. Happy Halloween!

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Ellen Luckett Baker
About the Author

Ellen Luckett Baker

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying a...

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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