I am crushing hard on these pom-pom bats for Halloween fun of all kinds. They are a little bit spooky and whole lot cute. Pom-pom bats are great to decorate party favors, pumpkins and mantles. The best part about this project is that you can make ALL FOUR pom-poms at the same time with Red Heart’s Pom-Pom tool. How amazing and awesome is that? My favorite bats are the ones with the black and white polka-dotted wings. If you know me then that comes with a zero surprise factor. These bats are made with Red Heart yarn too. I barely put a tiny dent in the skein so am thinking I could really make hundreds of bats if I wanted them, which I might! This post is sponsored by Red Heart Yarn but the ideas and opinions are my own.
Okay, let’s get the supply list ready. You will need the following to make the bats.
- Red Heart Yarn (Black
- Red Heart Pom-Pom Maker
- Felt (Black and White)
- Fabric (Black Patterned)
- Hot Glue
Start by assembling the Red Heart Pom-Pom Maker. It is super easy. Place 4 pieces of yarn in the make, each 4 spaces apart. The pieces of yarn should be between 8-10 inches in length.
Wrap yarn around the two plastic pup up pieces, 50-70 times, depending on how full you want your pom-poms. Tie the 4 pieces of yarn that are in the bottom of the maker around the wrapped yarn in tight knots.
Cut in the middle between each tied piece of yarn to get your four pom-poms. AMAZING, right? FOUR at one Time!!!
Trim the pom poms if desired. Cut out wings from fabric and glue felt to the back to reinforce.
Use hot glue to assemble.
Turn the bats into a garland by gluing them to ribbon.
Attach the ribbon to a pumpkin to create a darling decoration.
Glue pom-pom bats to boxes to create darling party favors (filled with candy of course)!
Looking for something yummy to put IN the bat boxes. Try making some Chex Boo Mix.
- 1 Box Check Peanut Butter Cereal
- 1 C White Candy Chips
- 1 C Peanut Butter
- 1 C Cocktail Peanuts
- 1/2 C White Sprinkles
- 1/4 C Candy Eyes
- Spread Chex cereal on cookie sheet.
- Add peanuts.
- Melt candy chips and peanut butter together and pour over mixture.
- Toss up a little bit.
- Add sprinkles and candy eyes.
- Refrigerator until candy hardens.
- Break apart and serve chilled.
Another super fun Halloween craft that you could make with this Red Heart Pom-Pom Maker is this adorable pumpkin garland.
YAY for all things pom-poms!!!