Halloween Full Moon Marquee Sign

It’s a month of full moons, black cats, and of course little munchkins ready to scare. Now that we’re into October I wanted to share a fun spoooooky Halloween Full Moon Marquee Sign I’ve been making with some products from Make It: Fun® Foam.

Make this Halloween Full Moon light up sign

The best part about making crafts with foam, is it doesn’t take any expensive tools, just a serrated Make It: Fun® Foam knife and Smooth Finish filler, so you’re able to paint your creation.

Halloween, full moon bat sign made with styrofoam #makeitfuncrafts

How to Make A Halloween Marquee Full Moon Bat Decoration

You will need

  • Flat board
  • 12″ FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Disc
  • 1 sheet of FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam
  • Yellow and black paint
  • 1 set of Mini lights
  • 1 hardboard measuring approx 18″high, by 14″ wide (I used a scrap piece of meranti) Home Depot has these pre-cut.
  • Drill with large bit
  • Smooth Finish
  • Serrated Knife
  • Hot glue gun

First you will need to cover the foam with a thin layer of smooth finish, allow to dry. Create a template or free hand bats onto your sheet of foam. Using you serrated foam knife, cut out each bat shape.


Paint all pieces including sides of your foam pieces, allow to dry.

drill holes in marquee sign

Lay your foam disk (moon) onto the back side of your board, mark where you will drill around the moon. Using a drill with a large bit drill where you have marked.

Place a mini light in each hole from the back to the front.

On the front side hot glue the moon in place, then hot glue the bats into a flying pattern directly overtop the moon. *Most foam tutorials will suggest using low temp, however I use a regular gun, because it dries too quickly otherwise.*

Halloween moon marquee

Plug in your sign, to give the glow of a spooooky marquee!

Halloween, full moon bat sign made with styrofoam #makeitfuncrafts

I love how simple and easy it is to create with foam, and so light weight, you can really hang it anywhere! Check out how I made those Halloween Apothecary Jars here.

Halloween, full moon bat sign made with styrofoam #makeitfuncrafts

Hope you have an extra frightful Halloween! I’d love to see what you’re creating, swing by the Fynes Designs Facebook page to share what you’ve been working on!

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  1. WOW that looks amazing girl!!! ove the lights around the moon! How spooky creative! Keeping this in mind for next year! Pinning!

  2. This is so striking! I really love it. I have a question about the materials, which call for a flat board and a piece of hardboard (18″x14″). Which piece do you use for which part of the project? Is the flat board used to mount everything on? What is the hardboard used for? Sorry if I just missed this in your directions. I really would love to make this! Thank you.

    1. Sorry I’m seeing your comment so late! The hardboard was the backing the everything was applied to. Hope you had a great Halloween!

  3. I love that the bats have different wing positions – makes the display more interesting and more authentic.
    Although I am a conscientious shopper, my budget limitations sometimes bring styrofoam trays into my house. They come in several colours, including black. I have some crafts that utilize them but could use more. These bats are a case in point. Perhaps you could experiment with them, including painting them, and adding a ‘green’ component to your craft.
    I plan to use your template to make bats with my black trays.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Great idea! I had never thought of that. I tend to hoard all my trays for painting projects, never thought to use them for something like this.

  4. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! 10 days to Halloween but I have not decorated my house *shame* Gonna try it!

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