Rachel from Lines Across created these free printable bat boxes complete with vampire fangs. These easy Halloween treat box comes with a free printable template. Make and share bat treat boxes with neighbors and classmates this year!
What you need to make bat boxes
- Free printable bat box pattern
- White cardstock
- An X-ACTO knife
How to make an easy Halloween treat box
Pillow boxes are easy 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.
Step 1- Download the free Halloween treat box template
To download the free “Bat box template”, just enter your name and email address below and the free file will be delivered to your inbox! The vampire bat gift box template comes 1 to a page.
Step 2- Print
For best results, use white card stock and print the template in color.
Step 3- Cut out vampire bat
Cut out the pillow box 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.
Step 4- Score & fold
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 card stock.
Step 5- Glue & attach
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.
Step 6- Pop & fill
Your gift box is almost done! All you need to do is to pop in the tabs to complete the vampire bat pillow box. Now that the box is complete, fill it with treats or tiny surprises and hand out to friends for Halloween.
The vampire bat boxes are small and are the perfect size for small treats and candies. Each box can hold about 25 M&M’s.
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Comments & Reviews
Crystal Green says
This is a great little craft to do with the kids. I like this idea enough to do it with my kids. Thank you for the printable too.
Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you when we open our doors next Friday at 12 AM EST.
Your bat box tutorial is adorable! Thanks for sharing this fun Halloween craft at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide! Your idea was picked as a party feature!
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.
I love the little bat! So cute!
smiling notes says
Such an adorable little bat! Love this DIY! Thanks a lot for linking up at the Family Joy Blog Linkup party. XOXO
Jennifer Dawn says
These are oh so cute! What a fun treat for Halloween!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party Jamie. Pinned & shared. Your one of the features this week.
Mandee Thomas says
How cute is this—I totally love it!! Pinned. I wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this post tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week. 🙂
These are so adorable! I think my kids would love to make these. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange Link party!
Those are adorable and perfect for treats!! I made some last year like this, but they were pumpkins! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty
Ohhh that’s such a cute and neat ideas!!! LOVE it and I’m sure my girl will enjoy making it too! She’s all over Halloween and it’s so soon LOL. Great printable thanks Jamie!!! Pinning and downloading!
What a perfect bat! Thanks for sharing at #BestofBlogosphere