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DIY Spooky Halloween Mobile Decoration – Pumpkins, Ghost and Bats!

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This Spooky Halloween Mobile Decoration is an adorable addition to your Halloween decorations. Plus, it’s really kid friendly so the whole family can create it together! Note* If you laminate the pieces before you punch them you will be able to use this decoration yearly!

  • Pumpkin, ghost and bat templates (download here)
  • Printer and plain white paper
  • Scissors
  • 5 8½” x 11″ sheets each of orange, yellow and white vellum paper, plus 5 sheets of black or gray
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto knife
  • 1/8″ and ¼” hole punches
  • Embroidery thread or dental floss
  • 18″ dowel rod, ½” diameter

1.  Print pumpkin, ghost and bat templates and cut out with scissors.

2.  FOR PUMPKINS:

  • Place template on orange vellum
  • Trace twice with pencil
  • Cut out two pumpkins
  • Trace once on yellow vellum; cut out.
  • Place orange pumpkins on cutting mat;
  • Cut out facial features with X-acto knife.

FOR GHOSTS:

  • Place template on white vellum
  • Trace twice
  • Cut out two ghosts
  • Trace once on gray vellum; cut out.
  • Use ¼” hole punch to make eyes on white ghosts.

FOR BATS:

  • Place template on black or gray vellum
  • Trace twice
  • Cut out two bats.
  • Trace once on yellow vellum; cut out.
  • Use 1/8″ hole punch to make eyes on black or gray bats.

3.  For each ornament, stack three layers (middle layer does not have facial features) and use 1/8″ punch to make a hole at top. Insert an 18″ length of thread through hole and knot.

4.  Tie ornaments to dowel (for additional dimension, cross two dowels to create an x and bind), arranging them so they hang at different lengths and don’t overlap one another. Trim excess thread.

5. Hang mobile by a window so light can pass through.

Thanks, All You!

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Ashley is mommy to an amazing princess, Maddilyn. She enjoys cooking, DIY projects, horse back riding, and taking her daughter to the beach, park and children's museum!

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