Halloween Decorations

Winged Pumpkin Bats


Spectral faces fly from the trees when you create bats from mini pumpkins and plastic bags. Hang them from a thin wire so they'll sway eerily in the breeze.

Materials for each bat:

  • Black garbage bag
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wire cutter
  • 2 Wire hangers
  • Black cloth tape
  • Small pumpkin
  • Black paint or permanent marker
  • Craft or kitchen knife
  • Thin wire
  • Wing pattern *

To make:

  1. Lay garbage bag flat on table. Print wing pattern* on paper. Tape pattern to bag and cut. This will give you 2 wings.
  2. Lay each wing flat. Using wire cutter, cut a straight length of the hanger the length of each wing. Lay wire down center. Cover wire with a strip of black tape.
  3. Fold wing in half, bringing the 2 pointed sides together so tape is inside. Push 1 end of wire into each side of pumpkin. Bend wings as desired. Paint or draw face.

    4. To hang, use knife to make a slit in the pumpkin handle. Slip wire through slit.

* You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the template. If you don't have this program, see related links below for a free download.

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