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.

Halloween pumpkin bats on sideboard

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Bats

By: Layla Palmer

Materials Needed:

  • several small white or orange pumpkins
  • black chalkboard paint
  • paintbrush
  • chalk
  • scissors
  • thin black craft foam
  • sharp knife

Choose Pumpkins

Choose several small pumpkins with rounded, squat shapes.

Plump miniature pumpkins

Choose Pumpkins

Create Wings

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 Pumpkins

Paint the entire surface of each pumpkin with black chalkboard paint and allow to dry.

Woman painting miniature pumpkins

Paint it Black

Cut Opening

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.

Person cutting slot for wings in pumpkin

Make Space for Wings

Insert Wings

Slide foam bat wings into slots in pumpkins.

Woman attaching wings to mini pumpkin

Insert Wings

Draw Eyes

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.

Person drawing eyes on mini pumpkin

Eyes on Halloween

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