Step 5:

Use the side cutters to shape the wings to form the familiar inverted "W" shape of the bat's wings.

Step 6:

Use the hot glue gun to help keep the wings from moving. Originally i intended to anchor the wings in place with the hot glue, but it wasn't strong enough to keep the wire in place. Frustrated, I developed the next step, which worked out great in the end.

Step 7:

Position a small piece of scrap wood (or plastic) behind the wings. This wooden piece will provide the stability that is needed when the wings are decorated.

Step 8:

Once you get the wood in place, wrap that sucker in electrical tape as tightly as possible.

This shot shows howw the bat should look after the wooden slat is taped on to anchor and stabilize the wings.