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.
Mini Halloween Pumpkin Bats

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Bats

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.

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.

Choose Pumpkins

Choose Pumpkins

Choose several small pumpkins with rounded, squat shapes.

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.

Paint it Black

Paint it Black

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

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.

Make Space for Wings

Make Space for Wings

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.

Insert Wings

Slide foam bat wings into slots in pumpkins.

Insert Wings

Insert Wings

Slide foam bat wings into slots in pumpkins.

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.

Eyes on Halloween

Eyes on Halloween

Using a piece of chalk, lightly draw eyes and a mouth onto the front side of each pumpkin.

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