How to Make Hanging Bats

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October 31, 2018

Hanging Bats - bat hanging in the window from a curtain rodThis cute and simple project is adorable for a party or classroom project!


Total Time: 5 minutes


  • empty paper towel or toilet paper roll/s
  • black construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • pipe cleaner
  • 2 white thumb tacks with black dots drawn in the middle instead of googly eyes - optional
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • glue
Hanging Bats - supplies


  1. Cut a piece of black paper in half or to fit the width of the paper towel roll.
  2. Hanging Bats - cut black paper to fit the width of the TP tube
  3. Glue the black paper on the roll.
  4. Hanging Bats - glue the paper to the roll using a glue stick
    Hanging Bats - wrap paper and stick down
  5. Fold the other piece of black paper in half.
  6. Hanging Bats - fold the other piece of black paper in half

  7. Cut out wings as shown, either straight or curl wings over the front.
  8. Hanging Bats - cut out wings
  9. Glue the wings to the back of the roll.
  10. Hanging Bats - glue the wings to the back of the roll
  11. Punch two holes in the back of the roll.
  12. Hanging Bats - punch two holes in the back of the roll
  13. Slip the pipe cleaner into the two holes from inside the paper roll.
  14. Hanging Bats - slide the pipe cleaner through the two holes from the inside
  15. Bend the pipe cleaner up into feet.
  16. Hanging Bats - bent the pipe cleaner to create feet

  17. Glue the googly eyes or ink the thumbtacks with black eyes and stick the thumbtacks into the toilet paper rolls in front.
  18. Hanging Bats - add eyes
  19. Hang your little guys on a string or curtain rod.
  20. Hanging Bats - hang them from a string
    Hanging Bats - or curtain rod
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