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Halloween Bat Crafts

Updated on June 3, 2015

Bat Crafts for Halloween

I love Halloween.

I love bats.

I love crafts.

And bats are the perfect not-too-scary icon for family crafts.

So, here are some awesome and simple Halloween bat crafts. Reuse some household items; make a wearable craft; create some festive decorations; you can even enjoy some edible bat cookies. :)

A Ghostly Good Time - The Family Halloween Handbook

A Ghostly Good Time: The Family Halloween Handbook
A Ghostly Good Time: The Family Halloween Handbook

Everyone can have as much fabulously spooky fun as the witches and goblins this Halloween with this handy guide from the editors at Woman's Day Special Interest Publications.

Jam-packed with recipes, games, decorations and costumes, it's the quintessential resource to make any Halloween the best one ever. With over 200 instructional and inspirational color photographs, this book has everything you'll need to plan a Halloween party, have the most fun trick-or-treating or enjoy a family Halloween at home. It contains:

With so many spook-tacular ideas for both children and adults, this guidebook is sure to be the favorite manual for anyone who loves Halloween.

 

Halloween Bat Clips Craft

What you need:

Clip style clothespins , black construction paper , black pompoms , black paint , paint brush , google eyes , glue , scissors

Instructions:

Paint clothespins black. Cut a bat shape from construction paper by making scalloped wings and pointed ears. Fold the wings up to create the body. Using the point at the top of the wing and the point of the center scallop create, a fold. This will give the wings dimension. Add a pom pom face and small google eyes. Glue to a clothespin. Make several bats and clip them all over the house.

[via Bat Clips Kids Activity | BabyCenter]

Halloween Craft - Halloween Bats

Halloween Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Materials:

  • tp roll

  • printer

  • glue

  • scissors

  • something to color with

  • a piece of paper

Instructions:

  1. Print out the template of choice.

  2. Colour the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.  You can color them different colors to represent different bats.

  3. Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper tube.

  4. Glue the head onto the front of the tp roll.

  5. Glue the wings onto the back of the tp roll, so it appears to be flying.

  6. Glue the five-toed feet to the bottom of the tube.

Templates:

[via Bat TP Roll Craft]

Halloween Bat Hat Craft

Don this hat for an instant costume, or wear it all month long to express your batty Halloween style. The bat's wings flap as you move, making it a real head-turner.

Instructions at Halloween craft: Bat Hat | FamilyFun

Halloween Bat Headband Craft

Stack and fold two sheets of black paper in half. Enlarge template. Position template on fold, trace, and cut out, making two bats. With black craft wire, poke a hole in the center of one bat; hold the end of the wire. Glue second bat on top, sandwiching wire in between. Wrap opposite end of the wire around a thin headband (ours was 1/4-inch wide) to secure. Repeat, adding more bats.

[via Bat Headband on marthastewart.com]


 

Similarly, you could hang the bats from string and tie them to a branch:

There's no better time than Halloween to let yourself go batty with your home decorating.

Instructions at Boa Bats | FamilyFun

Halloween Origami Bat

Halloween Origami
Origami (from oru meaning 'folding,' and kami meaning 'paper') is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.

Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. [Wikipedia]

Here are some of the best Halloween origami instructions from the web.

Halloween Bat Cookies

Halloween Cookies
Making spooky Halloween cookies is so simple and fun. All you have to do is tweak your basic sugar cookie recipe, find some creepy cookie cutters in Halloween animal shapes, and decorate.

More Halloween Bat Crafts

The Bat House Builder's Handbook

The Bat House Builder's Handbook, Completely Revised and Updated
The Bat House Builder's Handbook, Completely Revised and Updated

Since 1994, The Bat House Builder's Handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition has been completely revised to incorporate the latest research on improving the success rates for bat houses. It updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, frequently asked bat house questions, and information about bats most likely to use bat houses.

 

Adopt a Bat

Who says bats aren't lovable!?

Bat Conservation International's Adopt-A-Bat program is a fun introduction to the world of bats - plus your contribution helps BCI preserve and protect bats! It's a win-win situation.

When you adopt a bat, you will receive:

  • a plush stuffed bat toy! Choose from four.

  • an official adoption certificate for the bat of your choice.

  • complete species profile information for the bat of your choice.

Adopt A Bat Today!

What's your favorite Halloween bat craft?

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      Donnette Davis 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      Your toilet roll bat is the most adorable thing I have seen :)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Edible ones. Chocolate cupcake, frosted with chocolate icing. Push an unwrapped hershey's kiss on its side down into the cupcake with the point of the kiss pointing out off the side of the cupcake. Put two tiny dots of red frosting on the kiss for the eyes. Break a fudge stripe cookie in half and push a broken end of each half down into the cupcake, solid side forward, just behind the kiss to make the two wings. Looks like a bat - and tastes good too!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Fun crafts for Halloween! Blessed:)

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      Bonfire Designs 

      6 years ago

      Great bats! I love the softer side of Halloween no so scary stuff too

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      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Love the bat headband! *blessed

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      evaemilie 

      6 years ago

      Great lens! Some really fun craft ideas, thank for sharing :)

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      FreeQuickPages 

      6 years ago

      Cute bat crafts! I love the bat headband. That's something I would actually wear. Very unique!

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      ErHawkns7100 

      7 years ago

      Really cool stuff. I love the first bat.

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      adamfrench 

      7 years ago

      Impressive lens, thumbs up

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      the bat hat craft looks fun.

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      cheryl-wright 

      7 years ago

      I'm a crafter from way back. This is a great lens!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I never knew bats can be this cute... :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      October is a good month to stop by to sprinkle some angel dust here.

      Happy Halloween!

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      reflectionhaiku 

      7 years ago

      The bat puppet video is very useful. The craft is creative, easy to make and appeals to all ages. My kids love this lens! Thanks & thumbs up.

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      halloweenprops 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic. Love these ideas!

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      Fiona 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I think the Batkin rings are really cool - this lens has me going batty - blessed

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      SandraGahlinger 

      7 years ago

      I love the bat hat and the bat headband...love seasonal headwear.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      7 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      I've added this lens to a list of Halloween sites on my Kids & Glitter blog.

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      Loraine Brummer 

      7 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Very cute lens with lots of great ideas.

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      franstan lm 

      7 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel on a Halloween Quest

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      June Parker 

      7 years ago from New York

      I loved that batkin ring, but unfortunately the page didn't feel like loading today.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Awesome,batty lens! I have to add my blessing to this one-I love bats too! Love the headband!

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      I saw bats for the first time when I was in arizona recently - love these adorable Halloween bat crafts :)

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      Shelly Sellers 

      7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I think I will save my empty TP rolls and make bats! So many fun bat crafts and Squid Angel blessed :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I love the batkin rings, great lens :)

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      Dawn Archibald 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That is one fantastic BAT HAT!

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      wilfredpadilla 

      7 years ago

      very good idea for halloween! I like them all!

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      Heather Burns 

      7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Cute bats!

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      fugeecat lm 

      7 years ago

      i really liked the batheadband.

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      ValarieMiller 

      7 years ago

      They're all great! I love this lens - had no idea there were so many bat crafts.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      You have made bats adorable here, congratulations on your Monsterboard 50 Crafts I Want To Try honors! Cute, cute, cute!

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      Lee Hansen 

      7 years ago from Vermont

      I love bats and these bat crafts are terrific! Congrats on hitting the Monsterboard for 50 Crafts ...

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      These look easy enough that even I could do them. They would be fun for a Halloween storytime at the library too.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      Love the batty headband. Figured out which one was yours on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try.

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      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This is a wonderful lens. I am currently making a TP book with a Halloween theme for a swap. I think I will put one of your TP bats on the top cover. Thanks!

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      your halloween deco ideas are great. love your bat crafts vids. nicely presented lens on holloween decorations.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      7 years ago from Royalton

      What delightful bat crafts for Halloween decorations. I especially love the way that these bats can be made from recycled materials such as toilet paper tubes.

      This lens is now featured on my Little Brown Bats lens and was Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      CrazyPirate 

      7 years ago

      The Bat Hat is one that my buccaneers would be interested to make.

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      TheFoodDigest 

      7 years ago

      What a fun lens! I liked the bat hat. You really do some great lenses.

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      feliciasfavs 

      7 years ago

      That one above was even cuter when I found out it was made out of a toilet paper roll!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Hi hlkljgk,

      I enjoyed reading your lense, really fun ideas. I think the headband is wicked cute! ;)

      N T T

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      Donnette Davis 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I'm seriously battling to post comments today... eeekkk... sorry if this comes through a thousand times! I have added this lens to http://www.squidoo.com/vintage-halloween-clipart

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      Vicki 

      7 years ago from USA

      Cute lens! I love the bats made from boas. Who wouldn't want to curl up and cuddle with a soft, fuzzy bat?? Real bats used to freak me out, probably because Hollywood made them look creepy and evil. We have bats flying around in our yard in the evening, and they are really fun to watch. Loved the lens!!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Love these "batty" ideas! Blessed today...no foolin'.

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      Yourshowman LM 

      7 years ago

      Very Nice craft ideas. loved it

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      julieannbrady 

      7 years ago

      Oh wow ... that is seriously one artful Halloween Bat Hat! Love that picture. Love bats; love hats! BOOyah!

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      Loretta 

      8 years ago from United States

      Great craft ideas!

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      blue22d 

      8 years ago

      Very cute and well thought out. ***** to you.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this lens, I can see how creative the one who made the artwork in here. Thanks

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      Cynthia Davis 

      8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks for sharing your creativity. I like all of the featured Halloween Bat crafts that you've shown.

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      missbat 

      8 years ago

      That TP roll bat is super cute! What awesome crafts! I've got to make some of these. Thanks for sharing them!

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      I love the bats you have shared here~They are so cute!Lensrolling to my Family Halloween Guide. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Very creative lens. Blessed by a Squidangel.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      I love bats! These are all awesome! Each time I thought "this is my favorite" and then I would move on to the next and think the same thing. They are all wonderful!

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      Sami4u LM 

      8 years ago

      Hi,

      Now I can be batty. That Halloween Bat Headband is just way to cute.

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      bdkz 

      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Cute bats.

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      WhiteOak50 

      8 years ago

      Too cute. I need to make some of the little bats for my Halloween Tree!!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      They are all cute but I left some angel dust for the toilet paper roll bat!

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