See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
Large blunt needle
Download the PDF for the Fun Bat Project Pattern. You will use the large square pegboard to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: On the back of the bat’s head, insert the small wings into the slots under the eyes.
Slide the big wings onto the small wings aligning the slots.
Cut 2 pieces of thread about 3 inches long.
Tie the pieces to the sides of the head as shown.
Thread 4 purple and 3 white beads onto each piece of thread, and finish by tying onto the hands.
Cut a longer piece of thread for a hanger and tie it to the top of the bat’s head.