Halloween Crafts For Kids Tutorial Flying Black Bat
Growing up in Chicago, it never failed. It was so cold, we had to wear these huge jackets under our costumes which just made everyone a poopy-head because they ruined the whole look. I feel so sorry for you guys who still have to do that! Living in Vegas, we really don’t have to fight with coats to look awesome with our costumes! Also, our outdoor decorations rarely get ruined from rain and snow! Ethan loves getting his craft on and Halloween is the perfect time to let him do his thing. Crafts for kids are a great way to keep them occupied for you snow bound folks, but also super fun to watch their little hands create cool stuff. We hit Pinterest for some ideas and he landed on this Flying Bat Craft. Done deal! We tweaked it a bit so they don’t blow around in the wind. Here’s what you’ll need –
Halloween Crafts For Kids Tutorial Flying Black Bat Supplies:
Since he’s all of 7 now, he informed us he was old enough to use spray paint by himself too. Oy… Have to say, I think he did such a good job! He was super careful. If you have some really small one’s, ya might want to do that step yourself. Or, use water colors and let them paint the black bats that way!
This is actually one of the easier crafts for kids after the spray painting and cutting is done. Make sure to spray paint outside in a well ventilated area. Also, We found that using the exacto knife worked way better than the scissors for cutting out the bat wings. Do whichever works best for you and the small frys!
I know, I totally did not have to add that photo in, it’s kind of self explanatory, right? Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. The look on his face was just too awesome. He was seriously excited to finally get to try out the spray paint part himself… Ok, carrying on…
Once your glue is dry, take a safety pin and poke a hole in in each (wings) of the ends. No need to poke the middle (body) of your black bat. Since we changed up this crafts for kids and are now adding weights, you’ll want to cut a length of fishing line long enough for it to hang. Depending on where exactly you’re hanging it, that will vary for everyone. Slide the end of the line into your weight and crimp it together with those pliers. Flip your bat upside down. Thread the line up through the hole you made with the safety pin. Pull it all the way until the weight is against the hole. Now, going in through the top of the other bat wing, thread the line down through the hole you made with the safety pin. Grab another weight and attach that to the end of the fishing line and again, crimp closed with pliers. Need to see what I’m talking about for those of you not familiar with crimping the weights? Ethan said you might want to, so we took a picture of that!
Crafts for kids shouldn’t be really hard, right? And this one, totally not. I think my explanation is probably harder! Does that help? Ethan umped out 4 of these Halloween Crafts For Kids in about 45 minutes. All.By.Himself!!! Look how proud!
And then, he promptly ran outside and hung them in the tree. He wanted to put out the rest of out Halloween decorations but I convinced him it was a tad too early. Also, used those super parent powers of persuasion and got him to take them down and we’d do the whole yard up in a couple weeks. He’s ready to carve his pumpkin now. I’m not.
Have you made any awesome Halloween crafts for kids yet? If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our Ghostly – Glowing Jar craft! It’s our #1 most visited craft to date! Yes, fine, it wasn’t specifically for Halloween, ya caught me. But it will totally work to chase all the creepers away on Halloween night!!
We also made these AWESOME Upcycled Glowing Jack O’ Lanterns! Another great craft or the kiddies! heck it out!
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Kelly Stilwell says
These are adorable! Thanks!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Those bats are so cute. I love how easy they are to make.
The bats are a great idea. Why didn’t I think of that? I will be doing this craft with my 3 nieces this weekend!
What a cute Halloween craft! I bet my boys would have fun making these bats.
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I’ve been saving our milk jugs. I saw the lanterns last year and really wanted to make some for this year.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
These are way too cute and easy to make. My kids would love to make these!
This is such a cute and easy fall craft! I have some leftover black spray paint from my daughter’s wedding that I could make these with!
Chrysa Duran says
Sooo adorable! We are going to make a bunch of these. I love egg carton crafts!
So cute. I think my boys would enjoy making the hanging bats.
How perfect, they really do look just like bats. This is a nice alternative to paper, which flops around and doesn’t always hold up well.
that is such a creative idea! I love it. Looks like fun to make
Debbie L. says
Very cute!! Pinned to my Halloween Board!
This is so amazingly creative! Wow I love using an egg carton to make the bat!!! That is innovative!!
Travel Blogger says
These are so great. One of the things I like about them is that you don’t look at them and think ohh they’re made with egg cartons. They’re a great transformation!
Amy D says
This is such a great in depth post! Love that you upcycled the egg cartons too!
I pinned these to my Halloween board. I’m going to have to do a couple of these projects this weekend!
Lori Gunn says
What a blast for your son to make these delightful black bats with googly eyes for Halloween decorating. The leaves are falling off the big fruitless mulberry out front, and the bats would look great on the branches.
I love the way the bats came out! We are always looking for fun crafts!
Krystal's Kitsch says
These are totally cute ideas. I never thought to use an egg carton!
WHat a fun project. My daughter is sitting beside me begging to make these bats.
How cute! This craft turned out great and you gave us such detailed instructions!
Debbie Denny says
What a fun and easy activity. Real cute.
April Decheine says
What a fun Halloween craft project! He looks like he is doing a great job 🙂 Great tutorial for the kids.