How to make Halloween bat bunting, spooky lanterns and bewitching glass bottles

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  • These easy kid-friendly craft projects - including this spooky Halloween bat bunting - are fun for all the family.

    If you don’t fancy going trick-or-treating with your little ones this Halloween, spend the evening getting creative instead with these ghoulish ideas and scary decorations.

    From spooky-faced drinking bottles fit for any Halloween party, to creepy lanterns to guide trick-or-treaters to your door, there’s a craft project for every frightening occasion.

    How to make spooky Halloween lanterns

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    You will need:

    • Glass jars
    • Black card
    • LED tealights
    • PVA glue
    • Glue brush
    • Scissors

    1. Cut out some Halloween shapes from the black card and glue to the inside of the glass jar using some PVA glue and a glue brush.

    2. Tear the orange tissue paper into small squares. Using a small amount of glue, begin to layer the pieces of tissue over the top of the black card motif. Gradually build up the tissue paper until the whole inside of the jar is covered.

    3. Allow the glue to dry completely overnight and then use a couple of LED tealights in each lantern to light the path to your front door.

    How to make bewitching bottles

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    You will need:

    • Glass milk bottles
    • Black sticky-back plastic
    • Pencil
    • Scissors

    1. Using our image as a guide, draw some facial feature shapes on the paper side of the black plastic.

    2. Cut out the shapes and cut in details like cat’s eyes to the middle of the circles. Arrange and stick onto the milk bottles.

    3. Fill with orange juice to look like pumpkins or milk to look like ghastly ghosts!

    How to make Halloween bat bunting

    How make Halloween bat bunting

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    You will need:

    • Orange, green and purple yarn
    • Pompom maker
    • Pencil
    • Black card
    • Matching ribbon
    • Wiggle eyes
    • Scissors

    1. Wind the yarn around the pompom maker to create a large fluffy ball. Trim any uneven strands, making sure to leave the two long pieces of yarn for hanging.

    2. Cut two batwing shapes and two small triangles from the black card. Using a hot glue gun, stick the wings and ears in place.

    3. Stick two wiggle eyes to the front of the bat pompom.

    4. Tie a bow in the long pieces of yarn and string each bat onto a branch or piece of long ribbon to create a garland.