Bottle Bats

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


This cute Halloween bat is the perfect project for your kids. Easy to make, recycles and best of all, it’s fun! Gather the kids around and make several of these quicky bats. A very special thank you goes out to 9 year old Madison for sharing her bottle bat idea with us! You can see Madison’s bat at the end of this craft.

You will need

empty 2 liter plastic bottle

black acrylic craft paint

2 medium wiggle eyes

scraps of white and red felt

1/2 sheet black craft foam

3 large purple buttons

small scrap of white craft foam

paint brush

hot glue gun



If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

Wash and dry bottle completely. Paint entire surface and bottle cap with black paint and let dry. Use patterns to cut out 2 wings and 2 ears from the black craft foam. Cut collar from white felt, neck tie from red felt, bow tie from red felt, and 2 fangs from white craft foam. When paint is dry, glue the white collar around the bottle neck, then glue the red neck tie on top of the white collar, centering it. Glue the bow tie to the center of the red neck tie. Glue the ears to the back of the bottle top so that they are sticking up and visible. Glue the wiggle eyes to the front of the bottle top and the fangs right below it. Glue 3 buttons to the front of the bottle. Glue wings to the sides.

From Our Readers

Hi Amanda, Had the 2 youngest granddaughters over for the weekend. It was rainy weather in the afternoon so the girls wanted to make things. One idea they came up with was using the 2 liter soda bottles. They turned them into bats…. keep in mind that they are 8 and 9 years old. Of course they like to do things theirselves and I tell them… do your own thing! Dottie

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