Mini Bat Pumpkins
Mix a little mischief into your Halloween decorations with these mini bat pumpkins. These not-too-scary creatures are fun to create and will look great grouped together on your mantel, entry table or as a centerpiece.
- several small white or orange pumpkins
- black chalkboard paint
- thin black craft foam
- sharp knife
Choose several small pumpkins with rounded, squat shapes.
Use a pencil to draw the shape of a bat wing onto a sheet of thin black craft foam (Image 1). Using scissors, cut out the wing (Image 2). Using the first wing as a template, cut out as many wings as you'll need to attach two to each pumpkin (Image 3).
Paint the entire surface of each pumpkin with black chalkboard paint and allow to dry.
Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a slot on the left and right sides of each pumpkin. Each slot should be about the same size as the base of each bat wing.
Slide foam bat wings into slots in pumpkins.
Using a piece of chalk, lightly draw eyes and a mouth onto the front side of each pumpkin.
Tip: Pressing too hard will cause the paint to peel. It's best to use a light touch.
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