This trick or treat bat tray is just too cute to pass up on, especially since Halloween is less than a week away! Have no fear though, this DIY is very easy to make and just involves some sculpey and paint! I tried to keep it nice and simple for all you last minute Halloween DIY-ers. We’ve all had the mad scramble to add some extra touches to our home so this trick or treat bat tray is the perfect way to do just that!
I think this little bat tray would look super cute filled up with candy for all the little trick or treaters that stop by your home. Or, you could just put it out in your home for a festive catch-all. Just keep an eye on it or else all your goodies might fly away!
- Sculpey or any oven-bake clay
- Bat stencil (unless you are good at free handing it)
- Plastic knife
- Letter stamps
- White paint
- Black paint
- Paint brush
How to make this Halloween bat tray:
1. Start by rolling out your sculpey either with your hands or a rolling pin. I used a rolling pin as I wanted a more uniform width. I sandwiched my sculpey between two pieces of parchment so I wouldn’t ruin the rolling pin or my desk.
2. Once your clay is rolled out, take your bat stencil and place it over the clay. Using your plastic knife, cut around the bat stencil and gently pull away the clay to reveal your bat shape.
3. Taking your letter stamps, gently press your letters into the bat forming the words trick or treat. I didn’t line this up in any specific way so if you wanted a neater look I would suggest using a ruler and measuring out where you want your letters to be placed.
4. Pop your bat onto a piece of parchment paper on top of baking sheet. Put it in the oven at ** for **. My bat ended up taking about an hour and 15ish minutes.
5. Once your bat is 100% cool you can go ahead and paint it. I started by painting the lettering white and then painting the rest of the bat black. I used a super small paint brush to go around the lettering to make sure that I didn’t get any black on it. Let your bat dry completely before you use it.