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Halloween Pumpkin Bat tutorial

Halloween pumpkin bat: How to make this easy and simple Halloween decoration

When Granny came home with pumpkins from the market I was planning on carving a regular Jack o Lantern. But my daughter Missy had other ideas to make this cool Halloween pumpkin bat!

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How to make a purple pumpkin Halloween bat decoration!

Her favourite animal is a bat and she is dressing up as a bat for Halloween, so naturally she had her heart set on a bat pumpkin. So under her creative guidance we set about making a bat and I decided to document the process and see what we’d end up with!

How to make a Halloween Pumpkin Bat

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Cut out the stalk of the pumpkin

First we set about hollowing out our pumpkin. I was allowed to do the cutting and then Missy scooped out the ‘guts’.

Our pumpkin came without a stalk, which made it trickier to get the top off, but made it a better shape for our bat idea.

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Paint your pumpkin bat craft blue this time

Next she painted the pumpkin. Purple obviously. We cut out some wings and ears from a cereal box and painted those too.

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Once the paint had dried I took a sharp knife and made slits in the pumpkin to insert the wings and ears. They slotted in surprisingly easily, no need for glue.

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Paint your pumpkin blue

Next we painted on the eyes and again I cut out the mouth and teeth with a sharp knife.

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Hooray! Our Halloween pumpkin bat turned out great!

Lighting your Halloween pumpkin bat

When it got dark we popped a tea light inside and it let out a subtle but satisfying glow through its little mouth. I also carved some little slits around the eyes to let out more light.

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