Paper Cup Bat Basket

Create a mini Halloween treat basket by decorating a paper cup into a cute bat.
Paper Cup Bat Basket craft


  • Paper cup
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Black construction paper
  • Wiggle eyes
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hole punch
  • Pipe cleaner or ribbon

Safety Tips

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Step 1 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 1. Paint the outside of a paper cup with black acrylic paint. Set the cup aside to dry.
Step 2 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 2. Draw a pair of bat wings on black construction paper. If you need a pattern, you can print out this bat wings template. You can use the template to trace a pair of wing shapes onto black construction paper or you can cut out the pair of wing templates, then color/paint them black.
Step 3 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 3. Cut out the pair of wings. Cut out a pair of small triangles as well for the bat ears.
Step 4 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 4. Fold about half-an-inch from the straight edge of each wing to create a tab. Glue a wing's tab 1-2 inches below the cup's mouth.
Step 5 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 5. Glue the other wing on the opposite side of the cup.
Step 6 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 6. Position the pair of triangle ears in between the pair of wings. Glue the bottom part of the triangles on the inside of the cup's mouth.
Step 7 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 7. Glue on a pair of wiggle eyes. Cut out a mouth from paper or felt and glue it below the eyes.
Step 8 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft Ask for an adult's help.8. Punch a pair of holes close to the cup's mouth—one above each wing.
Step 9 Paper Cup Bat Basket craft 9. Create a handle by fastening the ends of a pipe cleaner or ribbon around the holes. Fill the cup with Halloween candy and treats.