Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Summer’s finally gone and Fall it starting up.
What does that mean in our house? “New…craft…projects!!!” (in my best Oprah voice). Yay!
I saw these egg carton bats on Pinterest and thought they were adorable for the boys to do. My 18 month old even got in on this project. I love that he can start crafting with his big brother now :)
Since I’m completely stocked up on egg cartons (I have around 50-60 in the garage), I thought this idea to would put them to great use. I grabbed a couple different styles of ribbon and was ready to get started!
Step 1 – Cut Your Egg Carton
I cut my egg carton into four pieces (leaving 3 cups for each bat). Then, I cut the bats wings out on the front of my egg cartons.
Step 2 – Paint Your Bats
I used regular black kids craft paint for our bats. I had the boys paint one coat and let dry for half an hour. You can see how serious they were about painting their bats…my little artists :)
Step 3 – Finishing Touches
Once your bats are completely dried, add your googly eyes. I used my X-Acto Knife and cut an X at the top of my bat. I slipped a piece of ribbon through and tied a knot on the other side (to keep the ribbon from coming out).
I made a Fall tree for my display this year and hung my bats on there. They looked spook-tactular! I can’t wait to start making more Halloween crafts with the boys.
I think my youngest is really going to enjoy the next 3 months (with all the holiday crafts coming up)!!
Ok, it’s question time! What’s your favorite Halloween craft you love doing with your kids?