Halloween crafts {Free printable bat boxes}

Hello lovely C.R.A.F.T. readers! My name is Rachel and I blog over at Lines Across. I’m happy to start contributing some seasonal printables here, starting with these cute printable vampire bat pillow boxes. Creating and sharing fun gift boxes and printables is one of my favorite things. In fact, I just started a second website called Let’s Wrap Stuff that is devoted to all things gift wrap related.

Free Printable Bat Pillow boxes Halloween

Pillow boxes are some of the easiest boxes to make, because they require very little cutting and you only have to glue/tape them in one place. They also store flat and take up no space, and when you’re ready to use them, you can just pop them into place. I’ve shared a number of other Halloween themed pillow boxes this year including friendly monsters, jack-o-lanterns, mummies, Dracula, and Frankenstein.

What you need:

  • Free Printable
  • White Cardstock (I used 65 lb.)
  • Scissors and Glue
  • (Optional – an X-ACTO knife)

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What you do:

1. Download and print the free PDF.

2. Cut out the pillow boxes and bat wings. Try to cut carefully so that you leave as much of the black or gray outline as possible without leaving any white.

3. Fold along the two long lines. Then score along the rounded lines at the top and bottoms of the boxes (4 total per box). To score you can trace along the lines with one end of your scissors or the back side of an X-ACTO knife. Test somewhere else first to make sure you aren’t pressing so hard as to cut all the way through the cardstock.

4. Secure the tab on the side of the box with glue. You could also use double sided tape, but glue will be stronger when the pox is pillowed. Now attach the bat wings to the back of the box. I cut the wings into to halves to make them stick out further. When the glue is dry, gently fold the edges of the wings along the side of the box so that the wings will stick straight out from the sides. Fold in the tabs and fill with candy.

Halloween crafts!

These boxes are generally small and are the perfect size for small treats and candies. Each box can hold about 25 m&ms.

If you are looking for more fun wrapping ideas, check out Let’s Wrap Stuff, or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.


200+ DIY Halloween ideas

With only 10 days left until Halloween, I’ve collected all of the C.R.A.F.T. Halloween ideas for DIY parties, pumpkins, and costumes and put them all right here on this page! Here are 200 + crafty DIY halloween ideas! Just click on the big pictures to take you to the specific page with all of the links!

Homemade Halloween costumes for babies

 1. Carrot costume

2. Koala bear costume

3. Panda bear costume

4. Cheeseburger costume

5. Game boy costume

6. Bob Ross Costume

34 DIY Kid Halloween Costume Ideas

34 DIY Halloween Costumes for kids

DIY Pregnant halloween costumes

22 Pregnant Halloween costume ideas

29 DIY adult Halloween costumes

29 DIY Halloween costumes for adults

Halloween ideas

25 Group Costume ideas

31 clever trunk or treat decorating ideas



31 Trunk or treat decorating ideas

Halloween party foodHalloween party food ideas + lots of healthy options

34 Halloween party food ideas

21 Healthy Halloween snack ideas

21 Healthy Halloween treats

21 Unique pumpkin ideas

21 Unique pumpkin ideas

Clever pumpkin carving ideas

21 Pumpkin carving ideas

Halloween craft ideas

Note: This post was sponsored by Puffs through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Puffs, all opinions are my own.

I made some super simple ghosts with kebab sticks and Puffs tissues! The best part? Your crafting leftovers will come in very handy for flu season! Puffs has new SoftPack packaging that’s flexible, water-resistant, and easily fits into any nook or cranny in your home. Much better than carrying around the hard box or running out of tissues with the tiny travel package!

And my favorite part? You can craft with them! I’m sharing 7 Halloween craft ideas!  All you need to make the simple ghosts is Puffs tissues, wooden kebab sticks, orange ribbon, 1-2 inch styrofoam balls, and a black permanent marker. Just stick the kebab stick into the styrofoam ball, and wrap one tissue over the top. Tie the bottom with a piece of ribbon and voila!

Now, get the kiddos to help you craft up lots of these guys and use them to play and decorate your house this Halloween! Here are 7 ways to use tissue paper ghosts this Halloween!

Halloween craft ideas for kids and adults

1. Ghost hunt game for kids: Use your handy dandy little ghosts like an Easter Egg hunt for the kids! Hide them all over the house and then go on a ghost hunt! This will keep them entertained for at least 30 minutes!

halloween crafts for kids

2. In vases: After the ghost hunt, stick them in cute little vases as decoration for a table or mantel!

Halloween craft ideas for kids and adults


3. Bunting: Tie a few ghosts together with twine and make a fun bunting to hang anywhere!

4. Cake toppers: Wow your friends with your mad baking and craft skills, and stick a little ghost a top a cupcake! Or stick a few in cake!

5.  Decorate your plants: Stick you cute little ghosts in potted plants inside and out.

halloween craft ideas for kids


6. In a wreath: Stick a few ghosts in a wreath to spruce up your front door!

7. Ghost on the shelf (like Elf on the shelf): Hide your ghost in a different place each night for the kids to find in the morning!

Halloween craft ideas for kidsDo you have any other fun Halloween craft ideas that involve Puffs tissues? Are you excited about the new SoftPack packaging? I’d love for you to share how the SoftPack fits into your life on Puffs Facebook page.