21 October, 2008

Bat-o-Lanterns

Check out this fun, easy craft for the whole family to get involved in. They would look adorable lining the entry stairway or fireplace mantle. Make them large sized and they'd be perfect for the front stoop,too!


You Will Need:
-Black acrylic paint
-Ornamental (miniature) pumpkins
-Black and white craft foam
-Hole punch
-Glue dots
-Black duct tape
-Toothpicks
-Wooden skewers
Instructions
1. Cover your work surface with a drop cloth or newspaper, then paint the pumpkins. Allow them to dry completely.
2. For each bat, snip two identical eyes from the white craft foam and use the hole punch to make pupils. Adhere the eyes to the pumpkin with glue dots.
3. Cut matching pairs of ears and wings from the black craft foam (our wings are about 6 inches long). Attach the ears by taping a toothpick to the back of each one, leaving about 1K inches of the toothpick exposed, then inserting it into the top of the pumpkin.
4. Finally, tape a skewer to the back of each wing, leaving a 2-inch point exposed, and push it in place.
source: Family Fun

4 Comments:

Preppy 101 said...

Cute Idea!!

Muffy said...

How adorable!!!!

Preppy Pettit said...

cute.

TCP said...

This one actually looks like something I could handle!