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Halloween Bat Crafts For Kids

Updated on February 28, 2016

Kids Love To Make Bat Crafts For Halloween

What's almost as much fun as Halloween? Making Bat Crafts For Halloween! There are lots of different ways to construct a bat when you are talking arts and crafts. You can make a bat from a toilet paper or a paper towel cardboard roll, you can make a bat from an egg carton, you can make bats from construction paper, card stock or card board. You can also make a bat from a paper plate, from a piece of felt, a juice box, a plastic cup or from a black sock. And I'v only touched the surface of all the ways you can create a bat from everyday materials you have right in your house. So, if you love bats, Halloween and are feeling crafty, here are some great ways to GO BATTY with your craft projects.

I also found this image at Amazon and thought it was the cutest baby bat costume ever! Here's where you can get it. Lil Bat Infant Costume Size Infant (3-12months)

There is a bat that weighs less than a penny, it's the Bumblebee Bat. It is also called Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat.

There Are Bat's In The Belfry - Bats Are Where It's At

Here are some great bat ideas you can use this Halloween.



Origami Bats Crafts For Kids

Layers of Learning tells us how to make an Origami Bat - it's the perfect craft idea for kids at Halloween
Layers of Learning tells us how to make an Origami Bat - it's the perfect craft idea for kids at Halloween

How To Make An Origami Bat

Ori means folding and kami means paper, so get some paper and start folding. Your first origami project can be a bat. These Origami Bats are a great Halloween craft idea for kids. They are easy to make and fun too. You can use them to decorate the house for Halloween. Find the step by step instructions at Layers of Learning.

You will need:

  • Black Paper - origami paper is easy to fold if you happen to have any
  • Googly Eyes
  • Chalk or White Pen
  • String - if you want to hang the bats.

Facts About Bats

1/4 of all mammals on earth are bats

These foldable bat candy bar covers will delight your trick or treaters!  These are easy to make and fun for everyone.
These foldable bat candy bar covers will delight your trick or treaters! These are easy to make and fun for everyone.
Find the printable template for these Halloween candy bat covers at  Skip To My Lou
Find the printable template for these Halloween candy bat covers at Skip To My Lou

If you like to decorate with bats for Halloween you are going to love these bat candy covers. They are super simple to make and everyone who sees them is going to love them. You can find them at Skip To My Lou. Print them out, put your candy bars inside, and fold them. Decorate them with googly eyes and white chalk.

Can you imagine seeing a bat with a 6 foot wingspan? Well there is one. It is the giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), sometimes called the golden-capped fruit bat.

Here is a really fun bat craft idea your kids will enjoy playing with
Here is a really fun bat craft idea your kids will enjoy playing with

You can find this printable bat flier on Education.com. Print it out on sturdy paper, fold it according to the directions, add a paperclip for some extra weight and have fun. These bats would make a great party favor or Halloween hand out! Your kids are going to go "Batty" over these fun foldable fliers.

The great thing about these flying bats is they are light and that means you don't have to worry if they are flying around your house. I know kids like to do things like that!

You will need:

  • Black paper
  • Paper clips for some extra weight
  • Googly eyes
  • White paper to make those teeth

Over 500 species of tropical plants rely on bats to pollinate them

Get the free. printable template so you can make these cute bat treat bags for Halloween.
Get the free. printable template so you can make these cute bat treat bags for Halloween.

Printable Bat Treat Bags

These bat bags can be made with a template you can find at Mr Printables. You can make one large bag or two small bags from a piece of letter sized paper. Fill them with Halloween candy to thrill your kids and their friends.

You can also use these bats to decorate your house for Halloween by hanging them all over. Hang some right side up and some upside down!

Bats help us with insect control. Did you know a pregnant bat can eat their weight in insects every day? Even the small brown bat can eat 1000 mosquitoes a day.

These DIY bat garland craft is the perfect Halloween decoration for your home
These DIY bat garland craft is the perfect Halloween decoration for your home

To make your own bat garland, you’ll need:

  • Free Bat Garland Template (get a free download of 4 different sizes of bats)
  • Black construction paper
  • 1 piece of white paper for the moon
  • Black ribbon, string or twine
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Halloween ribbons (optional)

To get your free printable bat template just visit Hello Glow, print out the template, cut it out and use the hole punch to make holes so you can string these bats with ribbon or string. The templates come in 4 different sizes so you can stagger the sizes of the bats in your garland. You can use googly eyes and Halloween ribbons tied into little bow ties to add a unique look to your garland.

There are over 1300 bat species

This bat wreath is going to look great hanging over your front door.
This bat wreath is going to look great hanging over your front door.

Bat Wreath Craft Ideas

Learn the steps to make this fabulous Bat Wreath. I found the step by step directions at eighteen25.com and you can too.

  1. A styrofoam wreath (you choose what size)
  2. Spray paint to coordinate with your yarn
  3. Some yarn
  4. Construction paper - cut bats out (you can find templates on this page up above)
  5. Silhouette/Cricut/scissors—whatever you have on hand

The site also says you need a lot of patience to make this wreath. Here are the directions:

  1. Spray paint the wreath and let it dry completely. You will see why when you visit eighteen25.com because the woman making the wreath has gray paint all over her pants, so be careful.
  2. Wrap the wreath with the yarn...I wonder if ribbon would be easier and faster.
  3. Glue bats on one side or where ever you want to place them
  4. Tie a ribbon around the top of the wreath to make your hanger.
  5. You're done and you've got a wonderful looking Halloween wreath.

Bats can live for over 20 years

This is an easy treat box to make for Halloween and it looks like that iconic Halloween symbol, the bat
This is an easy treat box to make for Halloween and it looks like that iconic Halloween symbol, the bat

Bat Party Favor Or Treat Box

You will find a downloadable pattern to make the wings for this treat box. You see what it is made with, don't you? It's a black take out container. Download the pattern, print it out, cut it out. Make sure you use sturdy paper or cardstock to cut the wings. The directions will tell you how to slip the wings into the sides of the wire handle. Cut out eyes, a mouth, and some fangs using colored construction paper. Glue them onto the box and fill the box with some Halloween candy. Materials you will need are:

  • Black take out container
  • Construction paper in black
  • Downloadable bat wings pattern
  • Construction paper in different colors for eyes, mouth, and fangs
  • Craft glue

This bat and frame craft is going to be a great Halloween decoration to hang in your home
This bat and frame craft is going to be a great Halloween decoration to hang in your home

DIY Paper Bat Artwork

Do you have a die-cutting tool or a bat punch? If not, find a small bat pattern you like and cut it out. Use it as a cutting template to make 20 or so small bat shapes. The bats in the frame are made of colorful scrapbook papers in light colors and different patterns. It's that combo that makes this decoration so unique.

After cutting the bat shapes bend them a little to give the craft project a multidimensional look. Cover a piece of cardboard with a piece of even-weave fabric. Tape any excess fabric on the back of the board. Put some adhesive dots on the back part of each bat. Press the bats onto the fabric.

Take your frame, remove the backing, place your card board onto the backing and put the frame back together again.

So you will need:

  • A Frame
  • A Piece of cardboard that fits into the frame
  • Fabric to cover the cardboard
  • Bat shaped template
  • Scrapbook paper in pretty colors and different patterns to make bats from
  • Tape
  • Tape Dots

Here Are Some Bat Craft Video Tutorials - Learn How To Make Bats And Have Fun!

Here's some of the bat crafts for kids you will find on this page.

  1. Egg Carton Bat Crafts
  2. Make A Bat-O-Lantern
  3. How To Make Flapping Bat Wings
  4. How To Make An Origami Bat
  5. How To Make A Bat Treat Cup
  6. Make A Spooky Bat Wreath
  7. Make A Halloween Bat Garland
  8. Bake And Decorate Bat Cupcakes!

Egg Carton Bat Craft Project For Kids - How To Make A Bat

Egg cartons, paint, paint brushes, wiggly eyes, yarn, glue and some yarn... add easy step by step directions and you've got the makings of a fun Halloween craft project for you and your kids. Have some fun and get batty!

How To Make A Bat-O-Lantern

Get Your Bat Template at Family Fun

Heres' what you will need: black acrylic paint, a paint brush, small fake pumpkin, glue dots or a hot glue gun, black duct tape (or not), two tooth picks, two wooden skewers, black and white craft foam, the template above, scissors and the directions in this video...go ahead and make your bat lantern!

How to Make Flapping Bat Wings for Halloween

Make An Origami Bat - Fold Paper Into A Bat Shape

square of paper and start folding...this is a great bat project.

Halloween Bat Treat Cup

You will need an empty can, a paper plate, black paint, paint brushes, glue, glitter, googly eyes and then you can get started on making your Bat Treat Cup!

Make A Spooky Bat Wreath

A wreath, black crepe paper, sheets of black crepe or tissue paper and I think she has some pins here too. This is a great looking wreath for your door at Halloween!

Halloween Bat Garland - Make A Bat Garland Decoration For Halloween

How To Make Bat Cupcakes For Halloween - Halloween Dessert Ideas

Yum...those bat wings are made out of chocolate...too nummy!

Are You Going Batty This Halloween? - Tell Us How! Share Your Bat Craft Ideas With Us!

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