Bats And Spiders And Such
Egg Carton Bat
For this craft, you will need a clean egg carton. You can use either a Styrofoam or a cardboard
one, but if you want to hang your bats outside from the trees, the Styrofoam ones will be better.
Cut out three of the egg cups keeping them attached together. Cut out the front and back of the
two outside cups. This will form your bat’s wings. Paint your bat black with craft paint. Again, if
you want to hang them outside, you will want to use waterproof paint. Once the paint is dry, you
can paint on a scary face with white paint or glue on googly eyes.
Use a pair of scissors to poke a hole in the top of the middle cup. Take a piece of string and
make a knot large enough that it won’t pull through the hole and put the string in the hole. Now
you have your egg carton bat ready to be hung from wherever you want. Make several of these
for maximum spookiness!
Egg Carton Spider
You can also use an egg carton to make a spider. For this craft, you just need to cut out one of
the egg cups from the carton. Paint your spider black and wait for it to dry. Paint on eyes or
glue googly eyes on him.
Use the tip of pointed scissors to make four small holes on each side of the egg cup. Insert a
pipe cleaner in each of the holes and twist the pipe cleaners from the inside to form a knot of
sorts so the pipe cleaners do not come out of the holes. Then bend the legs so your spider will
stand on his own.
How To Make Your Own Spooky Halloween Crafts
For this easy craft, you need two plastic grocery bags, a white balloon, and some tape (we
prefer black duct tape because it holds better!) First, take and blow up the balloon tying a knot
in the end of it.
Cut off the handles of the grocery bags and any writing on the bag. Starting at the open end of
the bag, cut into one inch strip up to about an inch away from the bottom of the bag where the
With the knot of the balloon at the top, tape one of the bags to the front of the ghost and one to
the back. Draw a spooky face on your ghost. Use a length of string to tie around the knot for
hanging. You can also use a rubber band that is cut in half for hanging as well.
Garbage Bag Ghosts
Use balloons, white garbage bags (rectangle or square shaped), duct tape, and fishing line or
thread. Blow up the balloon to about 6 inches. Figure out where you want your ghost to hang
and cut 3 appropriate lengths of fishing line (leave yourself a little extra to play with).
Attach a piece of fishing line or thread to the top, rounded part of the balloon using plenty of
duct tape. Make sure it is secure. Open the garbage bag and roll down the sides so the inside,
bottom is exposed. Make a hole in the center of the bottom of the garbage bag just big enough
for the fishing line or thread to fit through.
Grab the end of the fishing line that is attached to your balloon, and thread it through the hole.
Pull it all the way through the hole so the bottom of the garbage bag rests against the balloon.
Roll the sides back down so the balloon is in your garbage bag. Cut a smaller piece of fishing
line or thread and loosely tie it around the bag where the balloon is to hold it in place. Don't pull
it tight! Use a magic marker to make a face on the bag where the balloon is. I have also cut eye
and mouth shapes out of construction paper and glued them in place. Tie or tape the other
How To Make Your Own Spooky Halloween Crafts
pieces of fishing line to the bottom corners of your garbage bag. These will be the ghost's arms.
Hang your ghost by tying up the loose ends of the 3 pieces of fishing line!
These can be made in a couple of ways. You could get some wood and use a jigsaw to cut
them into the shape of a rounded tombstone. Then get some black and gray paint to paint
them. Use white or black paint – depending on which you used to paint: white for black
background and black for gray background – and write funny sayings about your family.
You can also just put your family’s individual names and R.I.P. (rest in peace) or something like
that. Use your imagination and be creative. To insert them in the ground, all you need to do is
get long screws and screw them into the bottom of the tombstone leaving a large part of it
sticking out. Then they can go into the ground and not fall over.
You can also do the same thing with heavy duty cardboard and make them the same way. If
you use heavy duty cardboard, make sure you spray them with a sealant to keep them from
collapsing in wet weather.
To put in the ground, all you need to do is cut a wire hanger into pie
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