Halloween Bat Crafts

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October 20, 2008

This is a simple hand-held bat that will flap it's wings when you fly it. Black bat with wings spread.


Approximate Time: 20 minutes




  1. If you would like to, you can make your own half-bat pattern on cardboard and then cut it out. I have included a photo of my pattern to give you the idea.
  2. Half bat pattern.

  3. Your other option is to freehand a half-bat. You fold the black paper in half and then draw the half-bat next to the fold in the paper. The fold represents the center of the bat's body.
  4. Cut out the bat and decorate it with crayons, chalk or paint. I tried fabric paint on mine, but the colors I chose didn't show up too well after the paint dried.
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  6. Once the paint is dry (if you use crayons or chalk, there is obviously no drying time), staple the cardboard tube piece (at least a four inch length) to the underside of the bat.
  7. To make the bat fly and flap it's wings, hold it by the cardboard tube and move your hand up and down.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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October 16, 2008

A fun and cheap idea for a Halloween Party is to cut out bat shapes out of black construction paper. Put silver or gold glitter around the edges and for eyes.


After they are dry, attach with fishing line at different lengths from the ceiling. If you have a ceiling fan, they will move in the wind and appear real.

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April 20, 2014

our little trick or treaters will love helping to make and wearing this cute headband. This is a page about making a wiggly bat headband. Y

Making a Wiggly Bat Headband

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October 12, 2016

This is a page about Halloween bat branches. For an inexpensive holiday display, decorate tree branches with glittery bats and cobwebs.

Halloween Bat Branches

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November 4, 2015

This is a page about making mini pumpkin bats. These cute pumpkin bats are easy to make and will be a fun addition to your Halloween decorations.

Making Mini Pumpkin Bats

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