Googly-Eyed, Flying Bats

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to mean going to the store and buying decorations. With just a few recycled materials and some craft supplies, you can create these googly-eyed egg carton bats!


  • An empty egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • String or ribbon


  1. Take an egg carton and cut out a row of three cups.
  2. On the outside two cups, cut a number of small semicircles about 1/4″ apart to give the illusion of bat wings.
  3. Cover the three-cup carton in black paint.
  4. After the paint dries, glue two googly-eyes in the middle cup.
  5. On the top of the middle cup, poke two small holes about 1/4″ apart using your scissors. Thread a string or ribbon through the holes. Tie onto a chandelier, centerpiece or in some trees outside!


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Author: Alexa March

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