Mini-Pumpkin Bat Decoration
Mini-pumpkins are cute no matter what you do with them, but today the kids and I went a little “batty” with them! The supplies for this adorable decoration cost me only about $5, the kids were excited about it, and the results are so sweet (or scary, depending on your pumpkin designer).
First, I took my pumpkins outside and spray painted them black with an all-purpose spray paint. I flipped them over to do the bottoms first and then painted the rest after the bottoms had dried (only about 2 minutes). I also sprayed some skewers black for attaching the bat wings.
While the pumpkins dried more thoroughly, I cut out the other pumpkin parts out of foam and paper. I drew a wing shape I was happy with on paper and then used that template to cut out identical wings for all our bats. I cut triangle ears out of foam, and made white teeth and white eyes with sharpie pupils out of a paper. My older kids cut out their ears and eyes themselves, to make the shapes they wanted.
I poked holes in the sides of the pumpkins with the skewers, and then taped the skewers to the wings and let the kids push them in. I used hot glue to add the rest of the body parts, the children helping to place each piece where desired.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this spooky tutorial! Happy Halloween!