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Jul 16

BALLOON BAT DECORATIONS – HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN

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Here is the Bat Family story and instructions on how to make a family of your own balloon bats for Halloween.  It is fun and it is easier than you might imagine.

 

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Mr. Bat E. Bat And Family Take Flight For Halloween.

Rouse Matrix Mr. Bat E. Balloon Bat against the night skyThere are many frightful creatures that spirit through the night to accompany the Trick-Or-Treaters in their costumes; angelic and demonic, paultry and precious, romantic and regal, paper mache’ and silk, goulish and glorious.Costumes and imaginations run as wild as the stories that will be told. They are stories designed to trick and to treat those who dare to engage fully in the spirit of the night. It is a spirit filled with ghosts and goblins and BATS.Chief among the bats is the family of Mr. Bat E. Bat. He is the living leader of an ancient family of Balloon Bats. It is said that Great Gradbatter Balloon Bathad the power to inflate himself to such a gigantic size that he could block out all the light from even the brightest full moon. His appearance in the Halloween sky guaranteed a scary night.

Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon bat
Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon bat made by Treva Hart of Event Decorating by Leilani in Oklahoma

But, Beast Lee Balloon Bat was the really dangerous one. He had so much strength in his helium filled wings that he could lift costumed children up above the moonlit clouds. One slip and it could have been the end for his passengers. I am told, however, that he always returned his frightened humans safely to the ground.

 

Today, it is difficult to find living members of the Bat E. Bat balloon family. They seldom fly the night sky of humans, even on Halloween. But, there are many balloon toy replicas. And, many of these you can make for yourself. They are great for decorations, for costumes and for play on Halloween and all year round.

I have included some instructions and links to materials and other resources below.  Use them and make your own Balloon Bats For Halloween.  Enjoy the fright and the flight



 

 

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MAKE YOUR OWN BAT
(Download free instructions to make 6′ or 12′ RMS Bats.)

Make Your Own 6′ Bat

with one package of two Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load Banner panels.
Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load balloon bat layout for RMS Banners

  • Connect the two panels along the narrow edges as suggested in Fig. 1.
  • Expand the connected panels to the open sizes of about 6′ x 3′ as shown in Fig. 2.
  • Load black balloons inflated to 4″ in diameter in the pattern shown.
  • Trim around the balloons with scissors.
  • Add a couple of smaller red balloons for eyes and you will have an awesome RMS Balloon Bat.
  • There are more details in the RMS Banner pkg.
  • Buy your RMS Banner panels online.

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Make Your Own 12′ Bat

with 2 packages of two each Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load Builder panels.

Rouse Matrix Expand-And-Load 12' balloon bat layout

  • Connect the 4 panels along the narrow edges as suggested in Fig. 3.
  • Expand the connected panels to the open sizes of about 12′ x 6′ as shown in Fig. 4.
  • Load black balloons inflated to 8″ in diameter in the pattern shown.
  • Trim around the balloons with scissors.
  • Add a couple of smaller red balloons for eyes and you will have a huge RMS Balloon Bat.
  • There are more details in the RMS Builder pkg.
  • Buy your RMS Builder panels online.
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Make Your Bat 20 Times As Strong

with just double the material.  you can double the volume andincrease the strength of your bat by 20 times by using the Rouse patented Double Layer technique illustrated below.

Rouse double layer technique illustrations

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RMS Double Layer Technique:

  1. Tie pairs of balloons closely together.
  2. Stand the pair vertically with one balloon in the first Matrix as shown in Fig. 1.
  3. Add more pairs of balloons as illustrated in Fig. 2 with the strap around the widest part of the balloons.
  4. Lay the second Matrix on top of the balloons and insert the top balloons into the matching openings as in Fig. 3.

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Make Your Balloon Bat Even Easier

wth the new Rouse Matrix 6′ Bat shape and 12′ Bat shape. Just expand and load with balloons. These two RMS Frameworks are already cut into bat shape and available for purchase online at Ballooniverse Mall. If you do make one we would love to have your comments below and see pictures of your projects. Send pictures to gmr@bvsmall.com .

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About the author

Graham Rouse

--- Owner of Rouse Technologies LLC, Clemson, SC USA.
--- 30+ years professional experience in the balloon industry,
--- Produce, publish, exhibit & teach balloon arts worldwide.
--- 5 patents on technologies for balloon professionals.
--- Seminal innovations in film balloon manufacture, aperture framework balloon displays and internal structuring of balloon sculpture.
--- Manufacture & distribute Rouse original, Expand-and-Load™ frameworks for balloons.

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