Learn how to make Recycled Egg Carton Bats for Halloween Party FUN! A simple egg carton from the recycle bin along with paint, wiggle eyes, and twine transform into cute, not spooky Bats just in time for the Halloween party season. You can make four bats from just one egg carton. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Halloween Party Crafts Edition, and I love to see all of the creative inspiration!
Bats made from Recycled Egg Cartons for Halloween Party FUN!
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts Halloween Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to Make Egg Carton Bats for Halloween:
- Egg Carton, Cardboard not Foam or Plastic
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Lamp Black
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- White Paint Marker, Fine Tip – Dollar Tree
- Orange Twine – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set
How to Create Halloween Bats from Recycled Egg Cartons:
To begin the Recycled Egg Carton Bats for Halloween Party FUN, gather all supplies. I love to use all types of materials straight out of the recycle bin, and I have since I was a kid. One of the first recycled projects I ever made was a toothpaste box train engine that I made for my brother for his birthday. Cardboard egg cartons make a great crafting surface, as long as they are clean, with no stains because stains equal smelly.
Carefully cut the lid off the egg carton with scissors. Cut the egg tray portion of the carton into four sections that are one wide by three long. Cut random scallops into the bottom edge of the first and third egg cups with scissors, leaving the second one intact. Using the egg carton scraps, cut two small triangles for each of the bats’ ears.
Basecoat the bats and the ears with Lamp Black acrylic paint. Make sure to paint the inside and outside of the egg carton bat. Let the paint dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. The paint will soak into the porous material of the egg carton.
To give the bats character, glue two wiggle eyes on Bat’s face using a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw a mouth and two fangs with a fine-tip white paint marker. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry. I love how they get personalities as soon you add the features.
To finish the Recycled Egg Carton Bats, tie orange twine into small bows. Then secure the bows to the bottom front of the bats with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can also use skinny ribbon or baker’s twine instead of orange twine, use whatever you might have on hand. I love how the orange twine POPS on the black, but lime green, deep purple, or even bright pink would look amazing! Look at those toothy smiles!
Recycled Egg Carton Bats for Halloween Party FUN!
Change things up by creating a variety of colors of Egg Carton Bats. Let the kiddos customize the faces with markers and paint. Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this fun Halloween decor was to create! Hang with a clear fishing line from the ceiling or chandelier to create a spooky and cute display.
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – Halloween Party Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
Awesome Halloween Party Craft Inspiration from Team Creative Crafts
I am totally blown away by the fabulous variety of projects that the team created this month. We told everyone “Halloween Party Crafts, Anything Goes” and we have not been disappointed! And look at all the FABULOUS projects!