20+ Bat Crafts for Kids

Fall time is bat time. Browse through this collection of the best bat crafts for kids; you will find ideas for all ages no matter if you are looking for bat crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, or even for yourself. We have it all!

These projects will brighten up rainy day afternoons or make a great bat-themed classroom activity – either for Halloween or when you are teaching kids about bats in general.

20+ Bat Crafts for Kids

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Bat Crafts for Kids – Ideas for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and More

If you are a parent or a teacher you are probably always on the lookout for cute and fun bat activities to do with your kids around Halloween. Bats are after all one of the most fun (and easy) Halloween crafts to make, and they can be made from almost every material. We have a lot of ideas to share with you, covering many different techniques and materials so you are sure to find just the right project to make with your kids.


1. Paper Plate Bat

DIY Paper Plate Bat Craft

Paint the paper plate with black paint, cut out wings, feet, and triangles for the ears from black paper and you are halfway done.

See our step-by-step tutorial for making a paper plate bat.

2. Paper Bat Craft

Paper Bat Craft for Kids

One of the coolest paper bats you or your kids will ever make! Create a paper ball from paper strips, add wings and googly eyes and this little nocturnal creature is ready to be hanged as a decoration.

See the full tutorial.

3. Handprint Halloween Scene

If your local dollar store (or similar type of store) has a bat-shaped paper punch you just have to make this wonderful scene. Paint a yellow or orange circle for the moon or tree canopy. Trace around your hand and paint the outline black. Make a whole bunch of paper bats with the bat paper punch. Glue them on the canvas (add glue only on the body so that the wings aren’t glued).

4. Bat Paper Bracelets

Why not accessorize with bats? Print out our bat (and other Halloween-themed) bracelets and wear them proudly.

See all Halloween paper bracelets

5. Bat Corner Bookmark

Cute Bat Corner Bookmarks

Calling all origami and book lovers! Transform a sheet of origami paper into a wonderful bookmark that will take a nibble at your books.

See the step-by-step bat bookmark folding instructions.

6. Bat Silhouette Art

Bat Silhouette Art Halloween Idea

Bats are the perfect subject for making silhouette art.

See the tutorial here.

7. Easy Peasy Paper Bats

Simple Paper Bat Craft Idea

This is one of the easiest ways to transform paper into cool little bats. All you need is white paper, black paper, scissors and glue. And googly eye stickers (optionally).

See the paper bat tutorial here.

8. Paper Rosette Bat

Paper Rosette Bat Craft Idea for Kids

Decorate your home or your classroom with these easy-to-make paper rosette bats. The first one might be a bit funky to make but once you get the hang of this, they are easy peasy.

Learn how to make paper rosette bats.

9. Bat Articulated Doll

Print our template and turn the paper into an articulated doll by using just a couple of split pins. Your little ones will love playing with it.

And we have more than just a bat template here.

10. Fan Folded Paper Bats

Easy Folded Paper Bat Craft

Create a nocturnal scene by cutting a large circle out of yellow paper to make the moon and sticking it on a sheet of darker paper. Fold two sheets (valley and moutan folds) of black paper, pinch them in the middle to make the bow and stick on the bat’s heads. Super cute.

11. Popsicle Stick Bats

Craft Stick Bat

If your kids have been busy collecting popsicle sticks over the summer (they made a sacrifice by eating all those delicious icy goodies) they can transform them into cool-looking bats. Have the kids paint the popsicle stick black and cut out wings from black paper. Combine the two, add googly eyes, and draw the mouth and you’re done.

12. Easy Bat Craft Template

Halloween Bat Craft

This one is perfect as a Halloween activity to do in the classroom. Grab the template (there is more than just a bat available) and get crafting with the little ones.

Grab the Halloween craft templates.

13. Painted Terra Cotta Pots

If you like to make bat crafts with kids that have a useful purpose, make these adorable painted terra cotta pots.

See all Halloween clay pot ideas

14. Painted Rocks

Bats Rock Art

If you love rock painting ideas and bats, this one is for you. While making a bat with stone only is a bit challenging as you would need to find the perfectly shaped stone, by adding just a little bit of paper it is totally doable.

See how to make a pet rock bat.

15. Easy Bat Puppets

Bat Puppet Printable Template

One sheet of black paper can easily be transformed into an insanely fun bat puppet.

See the folding instructions.

16. Movable Doll

Movable Bat Paper Doll Craft for Kids

This fun template will help you make the coolest movable bat doll. Pull the string and make the wings flap.

Get the free printable template

17. Toilet Paper Roll Bat

Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft

18. Painted Pumpkin

Bat Pumpkin Painting Idea

No carve pumpkins are soo much fun and they are kid-safe. You can transform a pumpkin into many things, one of which is a bat.

See all of our no-carve pumpkin ideas.

19. Footprint Bat

Footprint Bat Art

Footprint and handprint crafts are really great when it comes to working with little ones and when your aim is to create a cool little keepsake.

See how to make a footprint bat.

20. Agamograph

Are you familiar with agamographs and how easy it is to make one of your own?

Learn how to make this one here.

21. Torn paper collage

Bat Torn Paper Art

A great craft you can do with the kids, especially if you made other paper-bat crafts, is this torn paper collage. It’s a great way to use up all those paper scraps.

See other Halloween torn paper art ideas

22. Halloween Paper Rosettes

How to Make Paper Rosettes for Halloween

You already know how to make paper rosettes so making this one will be easy peasy.

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