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34 Wicked Halloween Bat Crafts

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

How to make a bat (various ways!)

How to make a bat (various ways!)

Halloween Bats

Deciding which bat crafts to make for your Halloween décor is a lot easier when the crafts come with tutorials. And if you are looking for bat crafts for kids to make, it’s nice to have easy-to-understand directions.

By doing a thorough Google search, I found many bat crafts that have instructions or directions included. I was really surprised to find so many great ideas for making bat projects. I think you and the kids will enjoy making these crafts because all the bat craft ideas here include a nice picture of the craft and the site name, which takes you directly to the craft.

Make the cute bat napkin rings shown above by going to the Woman’s Day site.


1. Button Bats

You'll think of lots of ways to use these super cute button bats. Very simple to make using fabric, buttons and a white gel pen. Find the template for cutting the bat shapes and the tutorial for making them at Ribbons & Glue. Just imagine: add a wire to the bats and add them to a fall centerpiece or use them as plant pokes.


2. Cute and Easy Bats

Look how cute these little foam pumpkins turned into cute black bats. You'll find all the information you'll need to make them at SHE KNOWS.


3. Paper Plate Vampire Bat

Whether you use large or small plates, you'll need two of them to make one bat. Check out the tutorial at Crafty Journal for all the instructions.


4. Clay Pot Bat Wind Chimes

Your Halloween guest will be really impressed when they see the adorable bat wind chimes you have made using a clay pot and the instructions from favecrafts.

5. Recycling Bat Craft

Not only is this craft cute, but it is good for the environment!


6. Pom Pom Bats

No matter how you make the pom poms, these little pom pom bats are pretty precious.


7. Bat Treat Box

If you have time, and don't get too many ghosts and goblins at your door on Halloween eve, this would be a very cute treat box to give out. The tutorial for this bat treat box craft is found at Craft Your Happiness.


8. Flying Bats Craft

This is a great craft for the little kids, or for all the kids, because it's easy to do. Use tp rolls or cut paper towel rolls to make a bunch of flying bats. Find the instructions, and patterns, for this project at moms have questions too.


9. Popsicle Stick Bat

This is another of the bat crafts that will be great to do with the kids at home or in the classroom. You'll love how these little bats look. The instructions for making these bats is found at BLUE skies AHEAD.


10. Going Batty

This is a teacher's aid for grades K-4. Find all this free information and downloads at Teachers Pay Teachers.


11. Bouncy Bat

Elastic thread or a rubber band will make this little bounce all around. Find out how to make this bouncy bat by going to Preschool Crafts for Kids.


12. Clothespin Bats

Even the littlest kids can make these clothespin bats. You'll be surprised what they'll be clipped to.


13. Halloween Paper Bats

I'm sure you'll be able to think up all sorts of ways to use these paper bats. Find the tutorial for this bat craft at 4 Crazy Kings.


14. Paper Plate Halloween Bat

Don't you just love the eyes on this bat? Find the instructions and the pattern for this outstanding kids craft at Simple As That.


15. Beastly Bat Mask

For the download for this beastly bat mask, go to the Disney Family site. Be prepared for a party or to go Trick or Treating.


16. Black Bat Headband

Now this guy is really scary looking. Can you imagine a classroom full of these bats? Find the tutorial for making this bat craft at Fantastic Fun and Learning.


17. Vampire Bat Puppet

You'll find the template to make this vampire bat puppet at There are templates for other puppets on that page also.


18. Bat Sock Puppet

Making a bat sock puppet will be easy to do with the tutorial that you'll find at AllKidsNETWORK. You'll have fun with this with the kids and with the family pets.


19. Bat Wing Bracelets

You and all your friends can wear bat bracelets during the Halloween season when you follow the directions for making them at howstuffworks.


20. TP Roll Bats

Print out the template for this tp roll bat and have a great time making them. Find the instructions and template at DLTK'S HOME.

21. Bat-O-Lantern

Follow this video tutorial for a simple bat-o-lantern craft!


22. Wooden Spoon Bat Puppet

Be sure to have a puppet show when you finish making this wooden spoon bat puppet. You'll find the instructions to make it at Activity village.


23. Bat Pencil Toppers

It looks like it would be a lot of fun making these bat pencil toppers. The pencil toppers could be given as favors at a Halloween party or for Trick or Trick. You'll find the instructions for making the bats at Twig and Toadstool.


24. Spooky Pop-Up Bat

Imagine how much fun the kids will have making and playing with these pop-up bats. Go to Willow Day for the instructions.


25. Going Batty Take Out Box

Use black take out boxes to make this bat which will hold treats. The wing pattern and the instructions for making this craft is found at Better Homes & Gardens.You have to scroll down on the page to find this project.


26. Coffee Filter Clothespin Bats

This super easy craft is perfect for little preschool aged kids. Go to Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas for the instructions for making this craft.


27. Felt Halloween Bat Brooch

What a beautiful brooch made from felt in the shape of a bat. You can make this simple and easy brooch by following the instructions at DO SMALL THINGS with love.


28. Bat Wall Stickers

Find the tutorial at dollar store crafts to make these shelf liner and adhesive spray bat wall stickers.


29. Floaty Bats

Make The Best of Things is the place where you'll find the instructions on how these floaty bats were made. She talks about some that she made using tissue paper and curly wire that I think are really cool too.


30. Clothespin and Button Bat

This is a very cute and easy bat project. Go to I Heart Crafty Things for the instructions.


31. Cheesecloth Bat

Need a Halloween decoration for your porch or patio? Make this cheesecloth bat by following the tutorial at JoAnn.


32. Spooky Bat Wreath

Easy to make Halloween wreath. Make this very attractive wreath by going to Uncommon Designs for the directions.


33. Bottle Cap Bats

Keep the kids busy on the cold days before Halloween with this craft project. The easy directions for making bottle cap bats is found at Love and Lollipops.


34. Black Foam Bats

Display these black foam bats inside or outside. This outstanding Halloween decoration has directions found at HGTV.

© 2014 Loraine Brummer

Will you make a Bat Craft this Halloween?

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on October 22, 2014:

Thanks so much, tillsontitan, for your nice comment. I appreciate your votes.

Mary Craig from New York on October 21, 2014:

These batty ideas are great. There are a lot of simple ones kids can do and they all look batiful!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.