EC’s favourite animal is the bat, so every year I try to do some sort of craft bat around Halloween. So far we have made them out of toilet rolls and egg cartons. This year we have been trying our hand at making pom pom bats.

Now I am not the best at making pom poms, mine tend to fall apart, so I was looking into how to make the perfect one, and I think I have found it. Normally you would use a doughnut shape and pass the wool round it, but I have a new way that will make it easier for little hands to do.

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For your pom pom bats you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Wool
  • Card
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

To begin with you will need to make the pom pom maker, cut out a rectangle and make a narrow slit up the middle of it.


Wind the wool around it until you reach your desired size.


Next cut off some wool and tie it tightly around the middle of the wool bundle. The first time I tried it I didn’t tie it tight enough and it started to come apart. I found the best way to tie it together was to tie each side separately and then tie them together.

Once it is securely tied, take the pom pom off the cardboard.


Cut the looped sides to make a shaggy looking ball.


To make it nice and fluffy you need to trim it down.

After that make some wings and glue them onto the pom pom. I used a hot glue gun to attach the wings, I also added some glue to the sides of the wings to help it stay in place. Finally glue some eyes into place.

EC was very happy with how his little family of bats turned out. Now that we have pom pom bats added to our list of bat crafts I better get started on thinking of what to do for next years ones.

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easy to make pom pom bats, a perfect halloween craft.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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