This Halloween bat craft project can be easily made with materials you probably already have on hand.
Halloween Bat Craft Project
What You Will Need
An egg carton
Black non-toxic craft paint
Cut out two of the egg holders from your egg carton, but don’t cut them apart. Remove the interior of the egg carton creating two triangular shapes. These will define the insides of the bat’s wings. Cut out two identical triangles on the back side.
Turn the egg carton segment upside-down and paint it black. Allow this paint to dry before continuing.
Cut a small circle from white construction paper, and draw a smile on it. Glue the google eyes on the top. Glue this to the front of the bat’s body.
Ideas for How to Use Your Halloween Bat Craft Project
Use your Halloween bats as place settings at your next Halloween party. You can also hand them out as party favors. Try taping little bags of candy inside each of the bat’s wings. You can give these candy-filled bats out to trick-or-treaters who knock on your door.
You can also create double-sided bats by putting two faces on the little bat body. Then suspend the bats from the ceiling on a piece of elastic twine. Every now and then, pull on the string so that the bats appear to bounce up and down. Also, you can use your bats to create a “Bat-Mobile.” To do this, simply put a couple of wire coat hangers together. Then attach your bats to the hangers with string.
Have a Halloween Candy Hunt. Hide the candy inside the bats’ wings as shown above, and then hide the bats in a room in your house or in the yard.
Make the bats into “bat marionettes.” Create a large cardboard stage or “television set” and use your bats as part of a fun Halloween show for the kids.
If your kids are too young to carve a pumpkin, use the bats as part of a creative Halloween pumpkin decoration. Attach them to the pumpkin using toothpicks or craft glue.
Try using the bats as part of your Halloween costume. Dress up as a vampire with a black cape and fangs, and pin or tape the Halloween bats all over your costume.
If you love this Halloween bat craft project, tell your friends about it! Check out my other Halloween craft projects:
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