Halloween Craft: Soda Can Bat

My favorite kinds of crafts are those that use (or reuse) items I already have around the house.

This soda can craft tutorial shows you how to turn your old soda cans into adorable soda can bats. They are a great DIY Halloween decoration. They are easy, inexpensive, and unique.

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 Click here for printable instructions for the soda can bat.

Supplies

  • Soda can
  • Black spray paint
  • White craft foam
  • Black craft foam
  • Black Felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Yarn (for hanging)
  • White or orange paint pen
  • Tweezers (optional – they help you position smaller items, such as fangs and eyes)

Instructions

Shape and paint the soda can

  1. Tear off the soda can tab.
  2. Rinse out the soda can.
  3. Gently crush and bend the cans so that the top of the can tilts forward and the bottom tilts back.
  4. Spray paint the entire can black (including the top and bottom).

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While the paint dries, cut out the bat features

  1. Cut fangs out of white craft foam.
  2. Cut wings and ears out of black craft foam.
  3. Cut a 1″ x 2″ piece of black felt.

Attach the fangs, wings, ears, eyes and yarn to the soda can

  1. Glue the fangs inside of the soda can opening. (Using tweezers may make it easier.)
  2. Glue the googly eyes above the soda can opening.
  3. Glue the ears onto the back rim of the top of the soda can.
  4. Glue the wings and yarn onto the back of the soda can.
  5. Glue the piece of felt over the yarn. (This creates a cleaner look on the back of the can, and also helps hold the yarn in place.)

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Embellish and enjoy

  1. Using a white or orange paint pen, write Boo! Eek!, or another spooky sentiment on the front of the can.
  2. When the glue and paint are dry, hang and enjoy.


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