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Coffee Filter Halloween Bats

Coffee Filter Halloween Bats

TGIF - This Grandma Is Fun
Course Halloween


  • Wooden Spring Clothespins
  • Round Coffee Filters
  • Assorted Googly Eyes
  • Black Blue and Purple Washable Markers
  • Tacky Glue
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Fine Paintbrush
  • Black Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • White Gel Pen
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Brown Paper or plastic grocery bag


  • Flatten coffee filters out and then draw patterns with the blue, black, and purple washable markers.
  • After the coffee filters have been colored, place them on a brown paper or plastic grocery bag and then spray them with your water bottle to make the marker colors bleed. Let dry.
  • Clip your clothespins onto a scrap of cardboard and paint all sides black. Let dry.
  • With your tacky glue, glue the eyes to clothespin. Let dry.
  • Draw mouth and teeth with white gel pen. Let dry.
  • Fold coffee filter in half, then in half again and then once more.
  • Cut a scalloped edge.
  • Unfold the filter to where it is back to being folded in half. Cut a 3 inch slit up the middle. Do not cut all the way up and through the fold.
  • Cut little triangle ears from black cardstock and glue to clothespin. Let dry.
  • Pinch the coffee filter a little bit to make wings and then clip on the clothes pin.
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