This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. All ideas are my own.
The second school starts my kids are talking about Halloween. If my kids could only celebrate one holiday for the rest of their lives, I am pretty sure it would be Halloween. They get to dress up and collect candy? It is a kids dream! This year, my youngest daughter is all about Batman. My husband loves Batman and his love is rubbing off on her. She has worn this Batman costume from Oriental Trading every single day since it came in the mail. Who needs to wait for Halloween when you can be Batman now? I adore this costume, it came with four full pieces including the darling tutu dress, the arm wraps, a cape and the mask. My daughter loves how vibrant and glittery it is and I love that it is well made and holding up to her constant wear.
My daughter has had one very valid concern since she started wearing this costume every where (when I see every where I mean it. I have pictures of her in it at the pool and the store!) How is she going to know when the people of her city need her? She began asking for a Bat Signal ASAP and I thought a flashlight Bat Signal would be the perfect thing to take trick-or-treating with us to help us see the way!
To Make a Bat Signal, you will need:
- a flashlight with batteries
- black vinyl
- a way to cut the vinyl (I used a Cricut Explore Air)
Vinyl is basically like a custom sticker, so you are cutting out a black sticker for your flash light. Find a bat signal you like by searching for one and uploading it to your Cricut. If you need instructions on how to upload your own images to your Cricut, you can find them here. Measure the center of your flash light, you want the bat to sit directly in the beam of light. To do this, the bat needs to be about the size of the circle in the middle of the light under the glass. If you do it much bigger than this, the signal will fall off the edges instead of being crisp.
After you have cut the signal out, peel it off the backing and place directly in the center of the flashlight.
Shine the flash light directly onto a wall of sidewalk to get the desired Bat Signal, the closer you are to what the light is shinning on, the clearer the signal will be!
Now I have a little Bat Girl who is ready to go when she is called by Gotham!
What fun accessories do you create for your kids costumes? Check out all of the other costumes by Oriental Trading here.