My three year old loved making these! Yes, bats are supposed to be black but she's a purple fan :)
1 egg carton
yarn or string
This picture doesn't show but you should remove the top portion of the carton first with only the bottom crate part of the carton left. Then cut the carton in half so you have 2 long rows of egg carton.
Cut the long rows in half so you end up with a total of 4 pieces. These will be your 4 bats.
Then cut a U shape to make the bat wings.
Prepare your paint station and let the kids have at it! Cover the "bat" in whatever color they choose. In case your wondering I use washable paint!