Ever wonder what to do with old egg cartons? Make these adorable bats to decorate your house for Halloween!
Simple and easy to do, you can hang these lightweight bats anywhere. First, gather all of the materials you need:
- Egg cartons (paper works better than styrofoam)
- Black paint and paintbrushes
- Craft glue or glue gun
- Googley eyes
- Black pipe cleaners
- Hole punch and thread or yarn.
Cut one three-egg section from the egg cartons for each bat. As you can see from the picture, I trimmed the excess cardboard from around the top of the bat’s head and wings. Also, trim an upside down “U” out of the bottom of each wing, as the close-up picture illustrates.
Paint your bats black and wait for them to dry.
When the bats are dry, you can glue on their eyes. I also cut four small pieces of black pipe cleaner per bat, and glued them on as feet and hands – this is optional.
Punch a hole in the top of the middle section – the bat’s head – and string some yarn or thread through. Your bat is ready to hang!
By Beth Taylor