Creating Halloween crafts with your kids makes all of the scary parts of the season disappear. I know if I see a bat at night, I may freak out just a little bit. But when my daughter created her own egg carton bats, they didn't seem scary at all. And I like that!
Grab an egg carton from your recycling bin and gather the rest of the materials needed. We used dental floss for our string because it's inexpensive and my daughter gets a kick out of it!
Cut egg carton into sections of 3. Cut "u" shapes on each end to create wings on the front and back. (Younger kids may need grownup help with this step.)
Paint the egg carton on the inside and outside. My daughter made one black bat and two polka-dotted ones.
Let your paint dry and then glue googly eyes onto the center carton. I give my daughter a paint brush for gluing because it's easier and a lot more fun.
Optional: Add some white triangle pieces for "fangs." My daughter opted to use her pretty purple stickers.