Happy Halloween, one and all! Greet your trick-or-treaters tonight with these adorable bats from Family Sponge‘s Jadah.
Creating Halloween crafts with your kids makes all of the scary parts of the season disappear. I know if I see a bat at night, I may freak out just a little bit. But when my daughter created her own egg carton bats, they didn’t seem scary at all. And I like that!
What You’ll Need
Grab an egg carton from your recycling bin and gather the rest of the materials needed. We used dental floss for our string because it’s inexpensive and my daughter gets a kick out of it!
I drew a line with a marker, so my daughter could cut the top half of the egg carton off on her own. Kids love helping with the prep work, so include them as much as possible.
Cut the egg carton into sections of 3. Cut “u” shapes on each end to create wings on the front and back. (Younger kids may need grownup help with this step.)
Paint the egg carton on the inside and outside. My daughter made one black bat and two polka-dotted ones.
Let your paint dry and then glue googly eyes onto the center carton. I gave my daughter a paint brush for gluing because it’s easier and a lot more fun.
Optional: Add some white triangle pieces for “fangs.” My daughter opted to use her pretty purple stickers.
Poke two holes in the middle carton and thread a knotted string through each hole to create a loop.
Hang your egg carton bat for the perfect Halloween decoration. If you can hang it near a window, even better– your child will get a chance to see it “fly”!
To see more Halloween crafts, visit The Studio, a directory of handpicked, hands-on projects for kids.
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