Halloween is incomplete without the rubber bats. Bats have been associated with the vampires and witches. The first sign to recognize whether the witch is near is to spot a bat flying around. Bats are often seen near witches. Even, vampires turn into bats to enter the house to suck blood out of humans in the night when they are in deep asleep. Fire attracts hungry bats. Bats add that creepy touch to the Halloween decoration. Since, bats are nocturnal mammals; they are associated with evil, dark and ugly things. Hence, their association with Halloween is not shocking. Beware!
Halloween Bats Decoration:
It is very simple to do Halloween bats decoration.
You need to buy rubber bats of various sizes. Small size rubber bats have four inch wingspan, medium sized rubber bats have eight and a half inch wingspan and large size bats have twelve inch wingspan. You will get these rubber bats at a local Halloween store or at a local store.
Hanging bats from the ceiling is not a difficult task. Purchase lightweight fishing line. Cut it into variable length so as to give it a flying effect. The length of fishing line depends upon the height of the ceiling. So, cut the fishing line in accordance with the height of ceiling. Generally, large bats come with an elastic, black cord attached to their back so as to make it easy to hang them by. But, since, the cord is visible in the light; we can replace the black cords by flight weight fishing lines. These light weight fishing lines camouflage easily in the light and lend a realistic effect.
You will also need a large sewing needle, two white head thumb tacks and clear glue like the tacky glue to hang each of the bats.
Tear off the tape into several small pieces. Stick the tape to the centre of the bat that is protruding and stretch the string i.e. fishing lines towards the ceiling and paste the string over there with the help of a tape.
Tying rubber bats at different levels of height will make them seem as if they are flying around.
You can use other ways to hang Halloween bats using your own ideas. There are several ways to tie and hang them. Sometimes, you can also get rubber bats which have string attached to them. All you need to do is just climb the ladder and paste the string over there. This requires very few efforts.
Exploring few myths regarding bats:
Since, bats are nocturnal mammals; they are associated with evil things. But, do we know that some cultures actually treat bats as sacred mammals? African countries find bats to be very sacred, Chinese cultures have given importance to bats as their sacred mammals and in United Kingdom (UK) bats are protected by the government as they are becoming endangered species. All the myths regarding bats have to be discarded. These mammals are very important to the ecosystem and we all must take effective measures to protect them. Every creature is God's own creation and we don't have the right to kill any creature because of our myths or superstitions.
If you want to add extra touch to the Halloween decorations, you can add few more Halloween stuffs like miniature ghosts, small skeletons, small skulls, tree for Halloween, and etc. you can mix and match your ideas using creativity to get the right blend of scary, creepy Halloween night. Adding some special light effects like fluorescent orange, dark green or any other wild colors will definitely enhance the Halloween effect. Adding special sounds like those of owls, witches, creepy sound and horror sounds will give the Halloween feel.
Get ready to experience a scary, a night filled with thrill and adventure.