These pillow box bats are the perfect Halloween craft and gift for kids this year. Fill them with candy, or non-candy treats to hand out to friends and family.

Disclosure: I am participating in the HERSHEY’S BOO BLVD. campaign via Mom Bloggers Club. This post was sponsored by HERSHEY’S.

Each year before Halloween I make a fun gift with the kids that they can hand out to friends in their classroom at school. 

This year I am a contributor to HERSHEY’S BOO BLVD on Celebrate with HERSHEY’S and was asked to create a Halloween craft.  Of course, I wanted our craft to be inspired by HERSHEY’S candy and had to be easy enough for kids to help with, after all, they are going to be handing it out so it’s important for them to be a part of the creative process too.

This year they will be handing out these pillow box bat treat boxes:

Halloween Treats


Aren’t they adorable?  Not ‘scary’ Halloween at all, and perfect for little ones.

What you need:


halloween craft projects

  • Black pillow boxes
  • Sturdy black card (not completely stiff, you want to be able to fold it in half)
  • Pencil or marker (for writing on the black card)
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Your favorite Hershey’s candy (pillow boxes are the perfect size for snack-sized candy)

To make:

Assemble your pillow boxes. 

Fold the black card.  Place the pillow box on the black card at the crease (half on and half off).  Draw a bat wing on the card.

Halloween craft ideas

Cut the bat wing out.  You can use this as your template for all other bat wings required.  Trace each one and cut them out.

Apply craft glue down the center crease of each bat wing and attach it to the back of each pillow box.

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Glue googly eyes onto each bat.  Set aside to dry.

Once dry, fill with your favorite HERSHEY’S snack size candy, or like I did, with REESE’S PIECES.

I think the kids are going to love our little bat treat boxes.



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  Pillow Box Bat Treat Containers

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The Mom Jen September 17, 2012 - 1:01 pm


Ashley @ Simply Designing September 17, 2012 - 10:29 pm

These are so super cute!!!

I am pinning this!


Rebecca Cooper September 17, 2012 - 8:43 pm

these are just adorable Tonya! 🙂

Tonya Staab September 18, 2012 - 6:28 am

Thank you so much Ashley, have a wonderful day.

Tonya Staab September 18, 2012 - 6:54 am

Thank you Rebecca 🙂

Tonya Staab September 18, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Thank you Jen 🙂

Ann Martin September 20, 2012 - 5:33 am

Such a clever idea. I can’t imagine any child who wouldn’t love to receive one!

Amber September 20, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Love this!! Where did you find the pillow boxes or did you use a diecut to make them?

Tonya Staab September 21, 2012 - 6:54 am

Hi Amber,

I found a box of them at Michael's in the wedding section.  Don't forget your coupon :).

GlamorousMommy September 23, 2012 - 5:39 pm

These are really adorable!! What a cute treat to pass out 😉 Found you featured on m.m.m 😉 I’m your newest follower!

-Fotini { }

Crystal September 24, 2012 - 6:51 am

These are so adorable! 🙂

Heidi September 25, 2012 - 8:50 am

Fantastic idea, and I love that it is so simple! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on today (or any time Fri-Wed) and link up!

Tonya Staab September 25, 2012 - 10:44 pm

thank you so much, and for telling me about M.M.M.  I had no idea until you mentioned it :).

Susie October 12, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I just ordered black pillow boxes from Oriental Trading – can’t wait to get them and start assembling 50+ bats for the kids’ friends and teachers. Thanks so much for the idea!

Tonya Staab October 15, 2012 - 8:55 am

Yay, I'm so glad you liked them.  I hope you'll share a picture once they are done.

musingsfromme/jill October 19, 2012 - 11:12 am

Now that’s a craft that even I could do. Love that it is so simple yet interesting.

Rajean October 19, 2012 - 11:23 am

Thanks, Tonya! I’ll do these for the kid’s class parties and a Girl Scout party! I pinned on two of my Pinterest boards too!

Tonya Staab October 19, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Yay, so glad you liked them Rajean.  Great idea for the girl scout party.

Tonya Staab October 19, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Thank you Jill.  I'm all about simple 🙂

Erica Reinhart October 22, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Love those little bats- my son will get a kick out of them, since all the halloween stuff has come out he is in love with them

Jason Sotto October 26, 2012 - 6:30 am

Love this idea!! So cute and simple! As a dentist we might suggest erasers, stickers, or another non candy treat for the filling. 🙂

Susan June 13, 2013 - 9:39 am

Every year I make something for Halloween for the kids in my grandsons class. These would be perfect! The only thing I would change, would be the wings….I have a ton of black felt, so I think I’ll use that instead!

Tonya Staab June 19, 2013 - 9:36 am

Felt is a great idea for the wings.

Cindy deRosier September 10, 2013 - 6:04 am

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your bat project! You can see it here:

If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a great project idea!

Genny September 17, 2013 - 8:43 am

I’d just like to add that if you don’t have pillow boxes, toilet paper rolls painted black work great! You can simply fold in the ends. 🙂

Stephanie November 1, 2013 - 10:46 pm

I just made these Bat Treats for my kids’ classmates for Halloween treats! They were SO cute…thanks so much for the great idea. Got so many compliments on them and the kids loved them.
I used Sixlets chocolates instead, to account for peanut allergies. And I adhered the googly eyes with Glue Dots…made it even easier and no drying time!
Will definitely be back to your site for other holiday craft ideas!

Tonya Staab November 6, 2013 - 10:05 am

Fantastic, thank you for sharing. Hope the kids enjoyed their treats

Jessi January 28, 2016 - 9:16 am

This a nice post! We have the beautiful collection of Valentines day wishes 2016 thanks a lot.

VidMate 2018 January 18, 2018 - 9:41 am

these are amazing! Thank you so much for nice information

[email protected] October 12, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Years later but I wish you provided a template for the bat wings. Instructions that say “draw bat wings” for those of us who can’t draw, are not helpful.

Barbara Olson October 10, 2020 - 12:51 am

These are really cute! I’m making craft kits for my grandchildren, since I can’t be with them (Thank you, Covid), and am including these in a kit. I cut and scored pillow boxes and bat wings on my Cricut machine out of cardstock, then cut eye and fang vinyl for them to stick on. I think they’ll have a blast making these!


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