How to Make Egg Carton Bats

Decorate your home in time for Halloween by upcycling egg boxes into bloodcurdling bats.

You Will Need

  • Egg box
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes 
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • String, ribbon or elastic



Step 1

Using scissors, cut the egg box into sections of three cups.

step 1

Step 2

Cut out two triangles on both of the end cups to create wings.

step 2 egg bat


Step 3

Paint the inside and outside black and set aside to dry.

step 3 bat


Step 4

Attach the googly eyes with glue or double-sided tape.

step 4


Step 5

Pierce a hole in the top of the bat, thread and knot the string or ribbon and hang. For a special effect, use a piece of elastic string instead so the bats bounce.

step 5