This is one of those crafts that I made as a young girl and have had fun passing on to my children. You can make a whole bunch of them and hang them up for spooky decorations.
This is one of those projects that looks even better in real life than it does in photos!
- egg carton (the paper type, not the styrofoam type).
- black paint (we used acrylic) and paintbrush.
- white paper (just a small scrap will do).
- Optional: wiggly eyes.
- Optional: a sharp pencil, needle or nail.
- Optional: thread.
- Cut a line of three egg carton cups.
- This can be done by children age 10+, but younger children will require adult assistance with this step.
- Cut a U shape from the front and back of each of the edge egg carton cups. Again, younger children will need help from someone older.
- I draw a line lightly with a pencil so that when I'm battling the egg carton with the scissors, I don't have to think about where I should be cutting.
- You will end up with something that looks like this!
- If you're doing this project with young children, you can prep the craft up to this stage before you invite them to join you.
- Paint the egg carton with black paint, inside and out. This step can be done by kids of all ages.
- Let dry.
- Glue wiggly eyes onto the center cup.
- Strangely, I find this is easier the younger you are. Preschoolers with their tiny fingers seem to be good with wiggly eyes.
- If you don't have wiggly eyes, just cut or punch two circles from white paper and use those.
- Cut two tiny triangles from a scrap of white paper and glue them on below the eyes.
- Optional: poke a couple of holes in the top of the bat and thread a piece of thread or string through to hang your bat.