Egg Carton Bats for Halloween

These egg carton bats make a unique and fun looking bat for Halloween. There are two different versions of these Halloween bats using egg cartons.

You can make several and hang them from a string or use them as place card holders or treat holders for your Halloween party.

These bats can be left the color of the egg carton or use some paint to make them black, purple, red or the color of your choice. Have fun with these kids craft ideas and use your imagination.

Egg Carton Bats #1

Egg Carton Bats #1

Supplies

  • 2 Egg carton sections (per bat)
  • Black paper
  • Black paint (optional)
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Colored Paper (optional)

How to Make Egg Carton Bats

Step 1: Cut out two sections of an egg carton. Separate the sections and trim each section rounding them into smaller cup shapes. You can use the styrofoam or cardboard egg cartons. Either one works however the cardboard is easier to paint and has a rougher look for the bats.

Optional: Paint each egg carton section black and let it dry. You can just leave them the color of the egg carton as well.

Step 2: Put these together to see how they fit (but don’t glue these yet). Trim more off if necessary.

The two cups together will form the bats body (front and back).

Step 3: Using the black paper, cut out two identical wings for each side of the bat. Cut out two ears. Glue the wings and ears to the inside rim of one of the egg carton cups. You may have to hold this in place for awhile until the glue starts to dry.

Tip: You can also use hot glue.

Step 4: Once the wings and ears are glued on, glue both cups together.

Step 5: Glue on some wiggles eyes. As an option you can add fangs, a bow tie or even a ribbon for a girl bat.

Step 6: Optional: If you want to use these as a place holder simply cut a rectangle using a colored piece of card stock. Write the person’s name on the card. You can either place your bat on the card or glue it in place.

If you don’t want to use these as place holders then glue on some string and hang these egg carton bats around the house for some great Halloween decorations.

Bat Crafts #2

Bat Crafts #2

Supplies

  • 3 Egg carton sections (per bat)
  • Black paint
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Scissors

How to Make Egg Carton Bats

Step 1: Cut out three egg carton sections leaving them connected together.

Step 2: On the two end sections trim the front of the cup to make a rounded wing shape.

Step 3: Paint the bat black and let it dry.

Step 4: Add some ears, fangs and wiggle eyes.

You can attach some string to the top to hang these halloween bats or just set them around on tables.