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Scary No-Carve Pumpkin Bats - Make Your Own

by Sheri Reed on October 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM

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Halloween pumpkin bats

Photo by LuminousMom

CafeMom LuminousMom always makes the best crafts. Check out her black pumpkin bats for Halloween. And no carving!

Here's the no-carve pumpkin bat "how to" from LuminousMom:

  • Paint. It took four coats of black acrylic paint to completely paint them black. I think spray paint would have been a better idea.
  • Wings are made of the super thick craft foam, not the kind you can bend easily but the double-thick kind. I didn't use a pattern for the wings, just free handed them and they came out fine — two wings per sheet at $0.99 per sheet. I left a "tab" on the end of each wing where it attaches to the body. Then I cut a slot into the side of the pumpkins and inserted the wings into the slot using a screwdriver to push the wing in there. They fit in snugly, which is nice!
  • Ears. I used toothpicks to put triangle-shaped ears on top, in front of the stems.
  • Eyes. I used silver paint for the bats' eyes and mouths and painted black dots inside the eyes.

These look so great, LuminousMom. Thanks for the fun and simple craft idea.

 

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Comments

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  • Lumin...
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    LuminousMom

    October 21, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    thanks they were lots of fun and really easy for my kids (2 and 4) to do so that was the goal! We're still going to carve this year but I needed something to make them wait until a few days before, lol!


  • Daily...
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    Daily Buzz Team

    October 21, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Adorable! What a fun and easy project! Great idea LuminousMom!


  • Peajewel
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    Peajewel

    October 21, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    These are fantastic!  I may be attempting them this weekend!  Thanks for sharing!


  • navyma23
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    navyma23

    October 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Too cute!!!


  • cafemama
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    cafemama

    October 21, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    These are super cute!


  • DogsMom
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    DogsMom

    October 22, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Have not seen any of these in my neighborhood.


  • cafem...
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    cafemommy123

    October 22, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Pretty darn creative!


  • Tink61
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    Tink61

    October 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    This is the best Idea yet!


  • PinkS...
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    PinkSodaPop

    October 23, 2009 at 12:02 AM

    Very cute stuff!   angel mini


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    Monty Wright

    September 25, 2010 at 3:13 AM
    I LOVE ALL BATS THEY ARE SO COOL I HAVE BATS HOMES ALL OVE MY YARD IN MI. BUT I WILL MAKE SOME OF THEM THIS YEAR GOOD JOB
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