In our house, October is a month of fantastically themed crafts that celebrate all kinds of spooky ghouls and goblins! For our littlest kids, however, the animals of Halloween are particularly popular. That’s part of why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for cute bat themed Halloween crafts lately, and we were not disappointed.
If you’re feeling interested in collecting bat themed Halloween craft ideas for your kids just like we are, check out these 15 awesome ideas, designs, and tutorials that we came across in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Clothespin and button bat craft
If you ask us, clothespins are one of the most fun things to use for kids’ crafts because they have some action involved, making them more fun for little ones, and they’re something we already almost always have spares of on hand! These cool clothespin and button bat crafts from I Heart Crafty Things are a great example of how useful they can be.
2. Easy origami bats
Are your kids ever so slightly older and looking for a craft that’s a little more challenging, which you’d like to find as well, just to keep them interested? Then maybe it’s time to start helping them learn origami! We really like the way A Girl and A Glue Gun outlined the simple process of making these spooky little origami bats look really neat strung up all over the house like they’re flying.
3. Toilet roll hanging bat craft
Have we actually really piqued your interest with the idea of making a hanging bat craft but your kids just aren’t quite ready for learning origami yet? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with this adorable toilet roll bat craft from Buggy and Buddy! They show you how to make the bat, fashion it some pipe cleaner feet, and attach it to a branch so it looks like it’s hanging upside down, just like the real thing!
4. Paper bag bat puppet
In our house, we often find that the crafts with the best success rates are the ones that are fun to make but then also fun to use afterwards! That’s why things like puppets are always so popular. We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that our kids had a total blast making and then playing with these cute paper plate bats outlined step by step on I Heart Crafty Things!
5. Cute pinecone bats
Like our kids, do yours completely adore the idea of making crafts from slightly unconventional supplies that normally wouldn’t be found in their crafting box? Well, if you like the idea of incorporating nature into the mix, then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get a real kick out of the way Fireflies and Mud Pies made these funny little pinecone bats in just a few simple steps!
6. Handprint and toilet roll bats
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making cute toilet roll crafts because you know those are one of your kids’ favourite ways to get creative but you also know that they prefer to get as messy as possible when it comes to their crafts? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Our Little House in The Country made these cool bats that have painted toilet roll bodies and handprint wings!
7. Plastic spoon bats
Are you actually feeling rather intrigued indeed by the idea of making Halloween crafts from random household items you might already have access to but you just haven’t seen the idea that works for you yet, based on what’s in your cupboards and drawers? Well, if you can rustle up some spare plastic spoons then you actually do have almost everything you need to make these adorable spoon bats outlined step by step on The Joy of Sharing happen!
8. Paper plate bats
Did we almost catch and keep your attention when we started talking about bat crafts made from household items but it’s not actually plastic spoons you have access to, even though you do have a bit if disposable dish ware on a back shelf? In that case, we’d suggest reaching for the paper plates instead! Crafts for Preschoolers has a full set of instructions complete with pictures to help you make one just like theirs, with its funny folded wings.
9. Paper swinging bat puppet
Perhaps your favourite thing you’ve seen so far on our list has been the idea of making a simple bat shaped puppet but you’re just not sure you have any paper bags to spare and you don’t have time to run to the store because your kids want to right right now? Then grab some paper, some string, and a stick and check out how Made by Joel created these adorable bats that fly!
10. Coffee filter spray art bats
If you’ve never done spray art with coffee filters before and seen just how beautiful the watercolour-like effect can be, as well as just how many different things you can make those filters into after, then we’re sorry to tell you that you’re missing out! Remedy the situation now by checking out how Mom to 2 Posh Lil’ Divas did the very technique we’re talking about and then scrunched the filters between black painted clothespins to create awesome bat shaped DIY decor.
11. Bottle top bats
Perhaps you’re still thinking about how much you love the idea of making funny kids crafts from the things you can easily grab from your recycling bin but you’re the kind of person who likes using every little piece of anything you can? Then we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way Love and Lollipops made tiny bats from the screw-on lids of their plastic bottles and some paper, nice and simple!
12. Goodie bats treat
Are you actually the kind of family who almost always prefer getting creative together in the kitchen over anywhere else, making all kinds of awesome themed treats and foods instead of cutting and pasting with paper, for example? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Little Family Fun made these adorable little bat treats from common chocolates cut and arranged strategically! It’s not everyday you can actually eat your crafts, right?
13. Bat silhouette art
Are your kids the kind of budding artists who almost always prefer to work with paint but you’re just not sure that you’d like to have them pressing the entire palms of their hands into it today? Then maybe you’d get along better with a slightly different style of painting art instead! We love the way Easy Peasy and Fun showed their kids how to create negative space shapes by sticking down a cut out outline, painting around it however they please (we enjoy their yellow and orange combo because it looks like the glow fo the moon), and then peeling it up once things have dried in order to make bat silhouettes.
14. Flying paper plate bat puppets
Are you actually still scrolling through our list thinking about how much you love the idea of making bat puppets but your kids are patient, detailed DIY enthusiasts who almost always do best making things with smaller pieces, especially if there are moving and working elements involved? Then we’re pretty sure Kids Craft Room has just the idea for you! Check out how they used paint, paper plates, and popsicle sticks to make a whole silhouetted night time scene with a little bat puppet the flies around in the sky!
15. Popsicle stick bat crafts
Are you actually waiting on an idea that’s much simpler than most of what you’ve seen so far because your kids, despite being total craft lovers, are still very young and therefore still learning? Then we think these very kid-friendly popsicle stick bats might be your best bet! Green Kids Crafts shows you how to paint, layer, and glue them into place to look like flying bat wings. The googly eyes really finish the effect!
Have you made other kinds of awesome bat themed crafts with your kids before that they really enjoyed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!