This easy Halloween craft project makes a great decoration for your home or classroom. Best of all, the supplies are inexpensive and the results satisfying.
by Jane Lake
Children who are old enough can cut the bat out of the egg carton themselves, but an adult will need to do this part for younger children. The younger crowd can still have fun with the painting!
You will need:
- egg carton (makes four bats)
- pair of goggle eyes for each bat, or draw your own
- white glue
- black craft paint
- paint brush
- black or invisible thread, black yarn, or black elastic thread
1. Cut the egg carton into four pieces with each piece having three egg holder sections. 2. For each bat, cut out the wings by creating a scallop shape on the front of each of the two outside egg holder sections. Repeat on the back.
3. Paint the bats, inside and out, with black craft paint. Set aside to dry.
4. For each bat, make two small holes on the top of the middle section. A corn cob skewer is useful for this, but you could use the tip of your scissors. Insert thread, yarn or elastic thread into the holes and tie off.
6. Hang your bats as a Halloween decoration – it’s nice if you can hang them in front of a window to be seen from outside the house as well as inside your room.