Freaky Fliers

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Freaky Fliers

Scare up some fun with these high-flying creepy creature crafts

  • Paint a cardboard toilet paper roll white; let dry.
  • Stand a styrofoam egg in one end of the roll; glue to hold. Let dry.
  • Drape a piece of white tissue paper, then a layer of gauze, over the craft, long enough to puddle slightly at the base. Pull tissue and gauze tight over the egg and tie a length of gauze around the ghost's "neck."
  • Cut two ovals out of black construction paper and glue them on for eyes.


  • Paint a wooden clothespin black; let dry.
  • Cut out bat wings from black posterboard, bend each to add dimension, as shown, and glue them to the clothespin.
  • Glue the pointed ends of a toothpick to the clothespin for fangs, then glue on a black mini-pom-pom for the face and mini-google eyes.
  • Draw a face with marker on white mini-pumpkin (or white gourd).
  • Pierce the bottom of pumpkin with a tongue depressor and insert an inch or two for handle.
  • Drape pumpkin with a few layers of cheesecloth or gauze. Tie around neck with string, as shown.

Whoo! Owl (bottom)

  • Glue large pom-pom on flat end of a mini-ear of Indian corn for a head.
  • Glue 2 acorn caps to pom-pom for eyes.
  • For a beak, fold a small triangle of construction paper in half and glue it between the eyes.
  • Glue 2 acorn caps to bottom of corn for claws.
  • Glue 3 feathers to sides and back for wings.
  • Paint a paper cup black; let dry.
  • Cut two wings out of black construction paper, bend as shown, and glue to cup's sides. From the same piece of paper, cut a circle with two triangles on top for the bat's head. Glue a black pom-pom to the circle, then glue it to cup for the head. Glue on google eyes. Let dry.
  • Add a few beans, dried pasta, or pennies to the cup. Cover the top of the cup with a circle of black construction paper; glue paper to rim of cup.