Clothespin Bat Magnet – A Fun Way to Display Halloween Art

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It is time to start making all sorts of fun Halloween crafts with your kids. At the top of our list was these Clothespin Bat Magnets that doubled as a way to display Halloween arts and crafts in our home. They are so easy to make and your kids will have a blast making them!

I don’t know about your kids but mine love to paint. It’s almost as-if they enjoy being messy. Who knew? HA! Needless to say, my kids really enjoyed painting these and making them to later put onto our refrigerator. 

Since we are using clothespins, you can use these to display all sorts of fun Halloween artwork. Even leave chore lists, allowance and honey-do lists on them because you won’t be able to miss these adorable magnet clips.

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This craft uses just a few supplies that you likely have around your home already but if not, you can grab everything you need from Amazon below.

What You Need to Make a Clothespin Bat Magnet:

How to Make a Clothespin Bat Magnet:

To start, paint your wooden clothespin black using the acrylic paint and paint brush then set aside to dry.

While that is drying, you can cut out your bat details by folding a piece of black foam paper in half. Once folded, use the scissors to cut out a bad shade for the wings (you want this to be all one piece). Folding it ensures both halves are the exact same when opened.

Now, cut out a bat head. You want to make sure this is proportional to the size of your wooden clothespin so you can sketch lightly with a pencil if you want to ensure it fits.

Once your wooden clothespin is dry, you can attach the pieces using hot glue.

Finish off the bat by attaching a magnet to the backside and the small googly eyes onto the face of the bat.

You now have a bat that is able to hold and display all your Halloween art!

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Clothespin Bat Magnet

It is time to start making all sorts of fun Halloween crafts with your kids. At the top of our list was these Clothespin Bat Magnets that doubled as a way to display Halloween arts and crafts in our home. They are so easy to make and your kids will have a blast making them!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Active Time 10 minutes

Additional Time 5 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Difficulty easy

Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Wooden Clothespins
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Black Foam Paper
  • Small Magnets
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. To start, paint your wooden clothespin black using the acrylic paint and paint brush then set aside to dry.
  2. While that is drying, you can cut out your bat details by folding a piece of black foam paper in half. Once folded, use the scissors to cut out a bad shade for the wings (you want this to be all one piece). Folding it ensures both halves are the exact same when opened.
  3. Now, cut out a bat head. You want to make sure this is proportional to the size of your wooden clothespin so you can sketch lightly with a pencil if you want to ensure it fits.
  4. Once your wooden clothespin is dry, you can attach the pieces using hot glue.
  5. Finish off the bat by attaching a magnet to the backside and the small googly eyes onto the face of the bat.
  6. You now have a bat that is able to hold and display all your Halloween art!

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