Nothing beats simple when it comes to crafting – we just know you are going to love this simple paper bat craft.
This one makes a great Halloween craft for kids to make and it can be easily made in the classroom – frugal, quick and fun. Plus you can hang them and make cool classroom decor.
Bats are a wonderful crafting theme for fall time or for Halloween. These mammals are one of the most fascinating ones as they can fly just like birds do. Fascinating isn’t it?
This craft idea is really simple, and as it only uses paper (and optionally googly eyes or stickers) it’s a really frugal one. You can turn it into a recycled craft too, just use old paper and have the kids paint it black before they start making their bats.
How to Make a Simple Paper Bat Craft
What you need:
- black paper
- white paper
- optional: googly eyes or eye stickers
Step by Step Tutorial
Start by cutting two wide strips of black paper. Roughly 2 inch / 5 cm and across the width of the letter / A4 sized sheet.
This is all the black paper that we’ll need to make this bat craft.
Take one of the strips and add a bit of glue on one end.
Join the ends together to make a paper roll. Allow the glue to set.
Fold the other strip of paper in half.
Cut out bat wings (you can draw them first) – maybe this how to draw a bat tutorial will be of help.
Separate the wings.
Fold the wing on the end that’s closer to the body and apply glue.
Stick the wings on the paper roll.
Cut two ears from the black paper scraps you got from cutting the wings and glue them on top of the roll (on the inside).
Next, cut two long triangles out of white paper and glue them on the bat.
Also add two wiggle eyes.
The Simple Paper Bat Craft is ready for display.