Halloween is almost upon us, then it’ll be over in a flash. But before Halloween goes into hiding until next year make one more fun, green Halloween craft to your collection. This time make it out of small yogurt containers and black craft foam. It’ll make you go batty, but it’ll be worth it.
We eat a lot of yogurt in my house, especially my toddler who’s on a yogurt kick and that’s about all he wants to eat lately. Not a bad thing, at least it’s not junk food.
The bad thing is, the local recycling center doesn’t take yogurt cups. They are so cute and tiny I decided to find creative ways to use them in crafting. So far the little yogurt cups have become a Halloween garland, bats, pumpkin heads, witch heads, cats and more. I also have plans to transform them into Christmas fun, too. I see bells and reindeer, penguins and Christmas trees…
Anyway, back to being batty.
If you would like to make a couple bats for yourself, you need small yogurt cups. The kind we use are from yoplait, the small fiber one and kid’s yogurt flavors with Dora on them. You will also need black spray paint for plastic, black craft foam, a hot glue gun and glue sticks and a few drops of red and white acrylic paint for the eyes and blood drops.
- Take the yogurt cups outside and spray them with the black spray paint for plastic, let them dry then spray a second time for good even coverage.
- Cut wings and ears from black craft foam.
- Once the paint is dry fire up the glue gun.
- Add just a little bit of glue along the edge of the wings and ears and attach them to the yogurt cups
- Paint on eyes and fangs with white paint
- Paint red drops of blood dripping from the fangs
Now you have a crafty bat made from yogurt cups that would normally end up in the trash.
You’re kids will drive you batty wanting to make more.
[This post was written by Wenona Napolitano.]