Use a knife to trim off the lower 1/3 of the empty water bottle and paint it with black acrylic paint. Let it dry completely.
Then add a second coat of black paint to the basket. Now draw and cut a bat wing of black construction paper. Then draw and cut out a smaller wing in orange color than the black bat wing.
Take the smaller orange bat wing and stick it on top of the larger black bat wing by centering. Next, take the bat wings and hot glue them to the water bottle candy basket. Center the wings so you have even distribution on both sides.
Take two wooden buttons and hot glue them to the front of the basket as the eyes of bat monster. Use cream construction paper and cut out a mouth for basket and hot glue onto the basket.
Now cut out two ears, small triangles or other shapes and hot glue. Then bend the pipe cleaner into a “U-shape” and generously glue both sides to the inside edge of the basket. You’re all done!