Egg Carton Bats. Make an adorable egg carton bat kid’s crafts this Halloween. It is an easy and inexpensive craft to do with a group.
Adorable little egg carton bats are the perfect project to do with the kids this Halloween. It is simple to do, and even my 2-year-old was able to make one with a little bit of help. They are not expensive and are a fun way to decorate your space.
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How to Make Egg Carton Bats
The first step is to cut out the egg carton in half and then in half again so you have three of the egg holders from the carton. Then, cut a curved semi-circle into the two egg spaces on the ends to create the bat “wing” shape.
Note: Cutting out the egg carton should be done by an adult unless you have an older child.
Next, have your child paint the egg carton black. You will want to make sure your child paints both the top and underside of the egg carton, especially if you plan to hang your bats.
Allow the paint to dry.
Once it has dried, attach your ribbon. Poke a hole in the top of the middle of the bat. I used a metal skewer to make my hole. Take a piece of ribbon and create a loop. Tie a knot in the end. Push your ribbon up through the hole so the knot is the underside of the bat and the loop is on the top.
Now you can glue on your googly eyes. My son and I chose regular size eyes, and my daughter chose really big eyes! They are so funny!
The next step is optional but pretty fun! When I participated in the I Love to Create fall campaign, I received a tie-dye kit that included some glow in the dark puffy paint by Tulip. We outlined our bat eyes with puffy paint and drew on some fangs as well!
Below is a picture of my son’s bat with his glowing eyes and fangs. He also added some black construction paper bat ears to his bat to make it look more real.
Once everything on your bat is dry, hang them up! I hung ours from the light fixture above our computer area.
This is my son’s completed bat. He added bat ears and glow in the dark eyes and fangs!
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