These instructions are written to illustrate the method which I used to create realistic bats for either indoor or outdor use. While they were inexpensive to create, they were extremely time consuming! So if you are in a hurry to make multiple bats, this probably isn't the method that you will want to use. If you're looking for a prop that will be weatherproof, and sturdy enough to last year after year, then this is the method for you!
The materials used for this construction include a hot-glue gun, aluminum foil, side cutter plies (or wire cutters), a sturdy wire coathanger, and some scrap paper.