Love From Heckerty

Seven Bats A-Squeaking

Heckerty’s 12 Days of Christmas Day 7

“On the 7th day of Christmas, Zanzibar gave me:

Seven bats a-squeaking,

Six cauldrons boiling,

Five magic wands –

Four hooting owls.

Three blind mice,

Two jumping frogs,

And a sardine prepared for my tea.”

These “bats” are easy to make and can be customized for Christmas with glitter and red and green paint.

Add a hook to the string and create a Christmas tree ornament!

Seven bats a-squeaking

Seven bats a-squeaking

What you need:

  • Egg carton
  • Black paint
  • Googly eyes
  • String/Yarn


  • Cut the egg cartons into strips of three.
  • Cut shapes for wings into the first and third cups.
  • Paint the “bats” black
  • Add googly eyes and string to hang.
  • Also paint bats red, green or white and add glitter for the holidays!