It’s time to raid your recycling bin to make adorable Soda Bottle Bats, just in time for Halloween! Kids love this craft because they get to transform an ordinary soda bottle into a crafty masterpiece for fall.
Soda Bottle Bats
These bats look adorable displayed on the front walkway by the family pumpkins. Fill the bottle with gravel or sand after decorating to make sure it doesn’t blow away. This frugal craft is also perfect for decorating classrooms for Halloween.
To make this craft you will need:
- 1 liter soda bottle, washed with the label removed
- White and black construction paper
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Large wiggly eyes
- Tacky craft glue
After gathering supplies, paint the soda bottle black. I used two coats of black acrylic paint. If desired, seal the paint with clear acrylic spray.
When the paint is dry, glue wiggly eyes to the middle of the container. Use the scissors to cut bat teeth and wings from the construction paper, then attach them to the bottle with glue.
Fill the Bottle Bat with sand or gravel, then display outside during the day or dry evenings. Trick-or-Treaters will delight in its cuteness! Cleverly pair this craft with our Cereal Box Jack O’Lantern, and neighbors will think you are extra crafty!
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