Spooky soda can bat

Spooky soda can bat

Looking for a great project to keep the kids busy these holidays? This easy kids' craft project is fun to do and will have the kids concentrating and having fun for a few hours. The spooky soda can bat activity can be adapted for various holidays and characters.

What you need:

  • aluminium can
  • paint
  • clear acrylic spray
  • black craft foam
  • glue
  • paint brush
  • pen
  • scissors

Number of players:


Clean the can to make sure there's no liquid left inside.

Remove the tab from the top of the can.

Lay the can on a flat surface and step on it to flatten. Be careful to do this slowly to make sure you get the shape you want.

Once flat, cover any sharp edges with a small piece of masking tape.

Paint the can black. This may take several coats of paint.

Locate the drinking hole in the former top of the can. This will be the bat's mouth. Paint inside the hole on the can red. Let dry.

Paint eyes and teeth on your bat's face and let dry.

Seal the painting with a coat of clear acrylic spray. Allow to dry completely.

Cut a half circle out of a piece of craft foam for the wings. Make sure the wings are not as tall as the bat's aluminium body, and are at least three times as wide.

Scallop the bottom of the wings.

Glue the bat's body to the centre of the foam wings.

Let dry completely before hanging your spooktastic bat.


  • You can also make a soda can spider the same way – just cut out long spider legs instead of wings

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