Bat Treat Boxes
The trick to this bat is using an upside-down, egg-shaped pressed-paper box for the body; the treat is inside.
Before you begin, learn how to work with crepe paper.
- Egg boxes, 3 inches (BX008), and 3 3/8 inches (BX009), from D. Blumchen & Co.
- Americana acrylic paint, in Lamp Black, by DecoArt, from MisterArt.com
- Foam brush
- Glue stick
- Crepe-paper folds, 20 inches by 7 1/2 inches, in Black, Gray, and White, by Cindus, from MisterArt.com
- Matte-cover card stock, in Black, from Paper Presentation
- Bat Treat Box template
- Hole punch
- Hot-glue gun
Paint both halves of an egg-shaped pressed-paper box with black acrylic paint using a foam brush. Let dry.
Using a glue stick, adhere black crepe paper to black card stock for added thickness. Using the templates, cut out two wings, a head, and feet. Cut out two wing outlines from gray crepe paper, and glue them in place. Using a hole punch, make two white crepe-paper circles for eyes. Cut two small white triangles for fangs. Glue them onto the head using glue stick, and dot the center of each eye with a red pen.
Using small dabs from a hot-glue gun, secure wings and head to the box half with a lip, positioning them flush against the lip. Hot-glue feet to the bottom of that half, so bat will stand.