Bats are amazing flying mammals that kids love. Whether it’s Halloween or your kids are learning about bats, here are 27 super cute bat crafts for kids to explore!
Kids love to craft! Art is an important part of learning at a young age and these bat crafts cover all the bases. You can find paper bats, bat puppets, bat painting, and more in the list of bat crafts below.
You’ll find crafts that use all sorts of mediums from paper to paint to natural items you can find in your yard.
Before we get to the bat crafts, let me give one gentle reminder. Crafting with kids is more about the process than the final product. Don’t be tempted to force them to follow certain rules or directions, let the activity be a guide but the child should make the decisions. That means it’s okay if your bats aren’t black. It’s okay if your child doesn’t cut on the lines or wants a bat with 50 googly eyes instead of 2.
You can read more about how to do crafts with kids here: The Right Way to Do Kids Crafts.
Now on to the bat crafts!
27 Awesome Bat Crafts for Kids to Enjoy and Explore!
The following bat crafts are great for kids of all ages. Some may take some tweaking to be appropriate for toddlers and a few are more suited for older kids.
You're sure to find something for your kids in this list of crafts. Try one or try them all!
Halloween Bat Craft with Printable Bat Wings
This Halloween bat craft is perfect for kids, especially preschoolers! It uses a repurposed oatmeal container and the article provides bat wings you can download and print to complete the craft!
Bat Silhouette Craft
This bat craft gives your child a chance to paint with something other than a paint brush! With a free template and some paints your child can recreate this fun bat painting!
Oil Pastel Bat Craft
Oil pastels are one of my favorite art mediums and kids love them too! Click below to read how to recreate this amazing oil pastel bat craft that your kids will love to display!
Simple Accordion Fold Paper Bat Craft
This simple accordion fold paper bat craft is perfect and it's easy enough that toddlers can enjoy it and older children will have fun too. After making them you can hang them from the ceiling on a string or tape them up in your front window to greet trick or treaters.
Easy & Edible Bat Craft
Who says crafts have to be made out of paper? Try this edible bat craft and make cute bats out of Oreos and peanut butter cups- yum!
DIY Origami Bat Craft
Do you have an older child who loves to create? Try making these origami bats! Use them to top cupcakes or just let the kiids fly them around and play!
Spooky Bat Halloween Bottlecap Magnets
This cute bat craft is perfect for hanging up your kid's artwork! These bat magnets are so fun and so easy to make!
Plastic Spoon Bat Craft
Do you have leftover plastic spoons from a party or get-together? Repurpose them into this cute spoon bat craft!
Corner Bat Bookmark Craft
Does your child love to read-- or be read to? Make these cute bat bookmarks to mark their place in their favorite stories!
Handprint Bat Craft
I love handprint crafts- they give you a great keepsake for remembering just how big your child was when they created the artwork. This fun handprint bat craft is perfect for Halloween-or for a homeschool bat unit!
Fall Leaf Bat Crafts
I love using items from nature in my kids crafts- here's how to make a leaf bat craft. The directions use fabric leaves but I prefer to go out and collect some leaves and use them instead!
Halloween DIY Bat Treat Cups
This bat craft is perfect for a classroom activity or playdate. The kids can make their own bat treat cups and then fill them with all sorts of treat!
Egg Carton Bat Craft
Do you love to upcycle with your crafts? Make this cute egg carton bat- or make a whole bunch and decorate a "Halloween tree" with them!
Toilet Roll Bat Treat Boxes
Start saving those cardboard toilet rolls and recycle them by making these super cute toilet roll bat treat boxes. They're perfect for giving to friends for family filled with treats!
Super Simple Swirling Bats Snow Globe
Snow globes aren't only for winter and Christmas! Make this Halloween and bat themed snow globe with the kids! They'll love watching the bats fly all around!
Paper Plate Bat Craft
This simple paper plate bat craft is perfect for kids of all ages- even young toddlers! And it's super cute and not at all scary!
Paper Bat Puppet
Celebrate Halloween with these super cute bat paper puppets. You can print out the free printable bat body and make them into cute bat puppets!
Splatter Paint Bat Artwork
Splatter paintings are SO much fun for kids to do- but it's definitely messy! Make this cute bat silhouette painting and your kids will have a blast!
Coffee Filter Bats Craft for Kids
Coffee filter crafts are perfect for young kids since they aren't quite as messy as other crafts. Make these super cute coffee filter bats and have fun flying them around the house!
Fingerprint Bat Silhouette Craft for Kids
Do your kids love to get messy when painting or love the sensory feel of paint on their hands? Make this fingerprint bat craft and let them
Dixie Cup Bobble Head Bat Craft
This bobble head bat craft is so much fun! Your child gets to paint, cut, glue, and more- plus get a cute bobbling bat to play with in the end!
Printable Bat Hats
Do your kids love to play pretend? Make these cute paper bat headbands for them to wear and pretend they are bats!
Paper Bag Bat Craft for Kids
Paper bag puppets are so easy to make but they are fun to play with too! This bat paper bag puppet only need a few supplies and will provide hours of fun!
Flying Bat Straw Rockets
Make your own flying bat rockets! This STEAM activity for kids is perfect for kids of all ages- and can be used in the classroom or homeschool as part of a bat unit or even as a party activity!
Adorable Bat Nature Craft
Again- I love using nature as a source of craft supplies! Make a natural bat using sticks and bark you find around the yard or park!
Flapping Bat Craft: The Perfect Interactive Halloween Decoration
This bat craft has an interactive aspect to it. Once the kids have created the bat, they can hang it up and pull the cord to make it really flap up and down!
Line Art Paper Bat Craft for Kids
This bat art project is simple, but takes more time and concentration than other bat crafts. But the end result is a piece of art you- and your child- will love to proudly display!
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