Batman is a comic-book hero who has been depicted in many styles since his creation in 1939. The fictional character has been depicted as alternately dark and comical, in comic books, animated cartoons, live-action TV shows and movies.
You can make your own Batman invitations for a party or social gathering. Use one of the iconic images associated with the Batman: the bat symbol. The symbol is sometimes seen on his chest, on his belt and in the sky, and its familiar bat-wing shape has also been incorporated into movie posters and comic-book logos. Any invitation made with this logo will be instantly recognized by the party guests.
Things You'll Need
- Black paper
- Yellow paper (or yellow Hi-liter)
- Metallic silver pen or colored pencil
- Glue stick
Cut a piece of black paper to a measurement of 7 by 5 inches to make the card. Two cards may be cut from one standard sheet of paper that measures 8-1/2 by 11 inches. If you do not have a ruler and want bigger invitations, cut the paper in half while holding it horizontally. Fold both pieces of paper in half, so when they open, they are long, not tall.
Download a Batman graphic from one of the sites in Resources. Click on the logo to make it large on the screen. Print it from the screen, using black ink only. Resize the logo using a photo-editing program, if you want it to be bigger or smaller. A 6-by-4-inch logo will fit on the 7-by-5 card.
Let the printer ink dry completely before touching the printed paper. Make a copy of the printed logo. Cut out one logo with scissors, retaining the oval outline. Color in the background of the logo with a yellow Hi-Liter or yellow marker. Place the logo on the outside of the folded card, moving it until the center of the logo is on the fold. Make a crease in the logo. Remove the logo from its temporary position and run glue stick on the back. Glue it onto the folded card.
Cut out the second logo, eliminating the oval shape and cutting around the bat shape only. Use the shape to cut out other logos from black and yellow paper to use inside the invitation and on the envelope. Glue the shapes inside the invitation.
Outline the bat's shape on the outside logo with a silver metallic marker. Write the party information inside the card with the same silver marker--or write the information on a piece of yellow construction paper and glue it to the inside of the card. Outline the edges with the silver marker.
Tips & Warnings
- If you do not have a printer, use the logos as inspiration to draw your own Batman logo.
- For a child's party, use a yellow crayon instead of the marker, to increase the kid appeal.
- You will need to buy or recycle envelopes.
- The Batman logo is a protected property. Use these invitations for your own party; do not sell them.
- Do not address the envelopes with the silver marker if they are going to be sent in the mail, unless you have a permanent silver marker.
- Photo Credit P. Gaulin 2009
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