BAT SHADOW FOR THE WINDOW SHADE DECORATION



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The bat is a very effective addition for the Halloween Cemetery Window Shade decoration. The shadow should be made in three different sizes to be effective. Start with a large shadows closer to the ground and move to medium then small at the top to make the shadows look like the are moving away in the distance.

MATERIALS/SUPPLIES

Black fabric, remnant

DRAWING THE SHADOW

For this example we are going to draw a bar with a 12 inch wing span. On most window shades this shadow size would be the largest shadow.

On a piece of paper slightly larger than the wing span, draw a rectangle 12 inches by 9 inches. Mark the middle of this rectangle and then draw a line in the vertical middle of this rectangle, dividing the 12 inch rectangle into two equal sides.

Mark 1/3 of each side and draw another vertical line.

On the middle vertical line mark a point in the center and another point at the bottom ¼. On the outside lines of this rectangle mark a point ¼ and ½ down from the top.

Starting at the middle point on the middle vertical line match the middle point to the ¼ point on the outside line and draw a line to meet the 1/3 vertical line. Repeat on other side.

At the point where the line just drawn meets the 1/3 vertical line draw another line from that point to the ½ mark on the outside line, repeat for both sides.

From the ¼ point on the middle vertical line draw and line upward to meet the ½ point on the outside line. Repeat for other side.

You have just drawn the general bat shape.

Mark points dividing the bottom line by thirds on each side of the bottom. Draw ½ circles upward into the bat shape from each 1/3 point to the other. To make a more realistic bat shadow the repeating curved lines should become smaller toward the end and bigger at the middle.

Draw a small ½ circle between the two top intersecting middle lines. That is the head.

Repeat this procedure for progressively smaller or larger shadows.

Cut out of black cloth and return to THE CEMETERY SHADE to add the bat.

Mia's craft ideas
For some down loadable templates Free, go to Mia's craft Ideas, with easy to follow instructions and photo's. There you will find great shadow templates for the screens.

For additional ideas on Halloween outdoor decorations go to MAKING A WITCH, MAKING A GHOUL, MAKING A GHOST MAKING A SPIDER WEB MAKING HEADSTONES



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