I enjoy writing about crafts, cooking, and gardening. I'm also a huge fan of both Halloween and bats!
Bat Crafts for Halloween
I love Halloween, bats, and crafts. Not only do the following crafts tick all of the boxes, but they're great to do with kids because these bats are so cute! Nothing too scary here.
All of these crafts are really easy to make, and many use simple household items. Make a wearable craft, create some festive decorations, and bake some tasty bat cookies. Happy Halloween!
1. Halloween Bat Clips Craft
Clip these cute hanging bats on your front door, over the fireplace, or in your kids' room. I found this craft on the BabyCenter website.
- Clip-style clothespins
- Black construction paper
- Black pompoms
- Black paint
- Google eyes
- Glue, scissors, paintbrush
- Paint the clothespins black.
- Cut a bat shape from construction paper by making scalloped wings and pointed ears. Fold the wings up to create the body. Using the point at the top of the wing and the point of the center scallop, create a fold. This will give the wings dimension.
- Add a pom-pom face and small googly eyes. Glue the bat to a clothespin.
- Make several bats and clip them all over the house!
2. Halloween Bat Toilet Paper Roll Craft
This craft, from DLTK's Crafts for Kids, uses empty toilet paper rolls.
- Toilet paper roll
- Glue, scissors, and something to color with
- Piece of paper
- Templates for body and wings (available through link above)
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the pieces as appropriate and cut them out. You can color them different colors to represent different types of bats.
- Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper tube.
- Glue the head onto the front of the tp roll.
- Glue the wings onto the back of the tp roll, so it appears to be flying.
- Glue the five-toed feet to the bottom of the tube.
3. Halloween Bat Hat Craft
Don this hat for an instant costume, or wear it all month long to express your batty Halloween style. The bat's wings flap as you move, making it a real head-turner.
The materials and instructions are described in the video above, made by the folks at Kidspot.
4. Halloween Bat Headband Craft
This bat headband is super cute and easy to make. The instructions can be found at Fantastic Fun and Learning.
- Black card stock
- White paper
- Black paper
- 2 large googly eyes
- Glue, stapler
5. Bat Tree Craft
This would look great on the dining room table or a side table in the entryway or hallway. Find the instructions at ljcfyi.com.
6. Halloween Bat Origami
Origami (from oru meaning "folding," and kami meaning "paper") is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns—preferably without the use of gluing or cutting—and using only one piece of paper.
Origami only uses a small number of different folds, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints.
7. Halloween Bat Cookies
Making spooky Halloween cookies is so simple and fun! All you have to do is tweak your basic sugar cookie recipe, find some creepy cookie cutters in Halloween animal shapes, and decorate.
For a slightly more involved baking project, check out these Betty Crocker bat cookies. Using cinnamon candies for the eyes is so clever!
More Halloween Bat Crafts
- Halloween Bat Crafts for Kids
- Bat Themed Coloring Pages
- Bat Stencil Pattern for Pumpkin Carving (pdf)
- 35 Wicked Halloween Bat Crafts
Adopt a Bat!
Who says bats aren't lovable?
Go to Bat Conservation International to learn about bats and contribute to global conservation efforts. They also have a great adopt-a-bat program that is geared toward kids (and kids at heart)—you get a plush bat toy and an adoption certificate when you join. What's not to love about that?
What's your favorite Halloween bat craft?
Donnette Davis from South Africa on October 31, 2012:
Your toilet roll bat is the most adorable thing I have seen :)
anonymous on September 26, 2012:
Edible ones. Chocolate cupcake, frosted with chocolate icing. Push an unwrapped hershey's kiss on its side down into the cupcake with the point of the kiss pointing out off the side of the cupcake. Put two tiny dots of red frosting on the kiss for the eyes. Break a fudge stripe cookie in half and push a broken end of each half down into the cupcake, solid side forward, just behind the kiss to make the two wings. Looks like a bat - and tastes good too!
Melissa Miotke from Arizona on September 18, 2012:
Fun crafts for Halloween! Blessed:)
Bonfire Designs on August 29, 2012:
Great bats! I love the softer side of Halloween no so scary stuff too
Angela F from Seattle, WA on August 26, 2012:
Love the bat headband! *blessed
evaemilie on April 13, 2012:
Great lens! Some really fun craft ideas, thank for sharing :)
FreeQuickPages on October 23, 2011:
Cute bat crafts! I love the bat headband. That's something I would actually wear. Very unique!
ErHawkns7100 on October 20, 2011:
Really cool stuff. I love the first bat.
adamfrench on October 13, 2011:
Impressive lens, thumbs up
anonymous on October 08, 2011:
the bat hat craft looks fun.
cheryl-wright on October 07, 2011:
I'm a crafter from way back. This is a great lens!
anonymous on October 06, 2011:
I never knew bats can be this cute... :)
anonymous on October 05, 2011:
October is a good month to stop by to sprinkle some angel dust here.
HubLens Admin on October 05, 2011:
The bat puppet video is very useful. The craft is creative, easy to make and appeals to all ages. My kids love this lens! Thanks & thumbs up.
halloweenprops on October 05, 2011:
Fantastic. Love these ideas!
Fiona from South Africa on October 02, 2011:
I think the Batkin rings are really cool - this lens has me going batty - blessed
SandraGahlinger on October 02, 2011:
I love the bat hat and the bat headband...love seasonal headwear.
Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on October 02, 2011:
I've added this lens to a list of Halloween sites on my Kids & Glitter blog.
Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on October 01, 2011:
Very cute lens with lots of great ideas.
franstan lm on October 01, 2011:
Blessed by a Squid Angel on a Halloween Quest
KonaGirl from New York on October 01, 2011:
I loved that batkin ring, but unfortunately the page didn't feel like loading today.
anonymous on October 01, 2011:
Awesome,batty lens! I have to add my blessing to this one-I love bats too! Love the headband!
darciefrench lm on October 01, 2011:
I saw bats for the first time when I was in arizona recently - love these adorable Halloween bat crafts :)
Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on October 01, 2011:
I think I will save my empty TP rolls and make bats! So many fun bat crafts and Squid Angel blessed :)
anonymous on September 29, 2011:
I love the batkin rings, great lens :)
Dawn Archibald from Ontario, Canada on September 28, 2011:
That is one fantastic BAT HAT!
wilfredpadilla on September 28, 2011:
very good idea for halloween! I like them all!
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on September 26, 2011:
fugeecat lm on September 26, 2011:
i really liked the batheadband.
ValarieMiller on September 26, 2011:
They're all great! I love this lens - had no idea there were so many bat crafts.
anonymous on September 16, 2011:
You have made bats adorable here, congratulations on your Monsterboard 50 Crafts I Want To Try honors! Cute, cute, cute!
Lee Hansen from Vermont on September 15, 2011:
I love bats and these bat crafts are terrific! Congrats on hitting the Monsterboard for 50 Crafts ...
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on September 15, 2011:
These look easy enough that even I could do them. They would be fun for a Halloween storytime at the library too.
Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on September 15, 2011:
Love the batty headband. Figured out which one was yours on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try.
June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on September 15, 2011:
This is a wonderful lens. I am currently making a TP book with a Halloween theme for a swap. I think I will put one of your TP bats on the top cover. Thanks!
sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on September 15, 2011:
your halloween deco ideas are great. love your bat crafts vids. nicely presented lens on holloween decorations.
Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on September 15, 2011:
What delightful bat crafts for Halloween decorations. I especially love the way that these bats can be made from recycled materials such as toilet paper tubes.
This lens is now featured on my Little Brown Bats lens and was Blessed by a Squid Angel.
CrazyPirate on September 14, 2011:
The Bat Hat is one that my buccaneers would be interested to make.
TheFoodDigest on September 12, 2011:
What a fun lens! I liked the bat hat. You really do some great lenses.
feliciasfavs on September 10, 2011:
That one above was even cuter when I found out it was made out of a toilet paper roll!
anonymous on August 14, 2011:
I enjoyed reading your lense, really fun ideas. I think the headband is wicked cute! ;)
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Donnette Davis from South Africa on July 26, 2011:
I'm seriously battling to post comments today... eeekkk... sorry if this comes through a thousand times! I have added this lens to http://www.squidoo.com/vintage-halloween-clipart
Vicki from USA on July 13, 2011:
Cute lens! I love the bats made from boas. Who wouldn't want to curl up and cuddle with a soft, fuzzy bat?? Real bats used to freak me out, probably because Hollywood made them look creepy and evil. We have bats flying around in our yard in the evening, and they are really fun to watch. Loved the lens!!
anonymous on April 01, 2011:
Love these "batty" ideas! Blessed today...no foolin'.
Yourshowman LM on December 07, 2010:
Very Nice craft ideas. loved it
julieannbrady on October 30, 2010:
Oh wow ... that is seriously one artful Halloween Bat Hat! Love that picture. Love bats; love hats! BOOyah!
Loretta from United States on October 14, 2010:
Great craft ideas!
blue22d on October 12, 2010:
Very cute and well thought out. ***** to you.
anonymous on October 05, 2010:
Thanks for this lens, I can see how creative the one who made the artwork in here. Thanks
missbat on October 03, 2010:
That TP roll bat is super cute! What awesome crafts! I've got to make some of these. Thanks for sharing them!
Seeking Pearls from Pueblo West on September 23, 2010:
I love the bats you have shared here~They are so cute!Lensrolling to my Family Halloween Guide. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on September 20, 2010:
Very creative lens. Blessed by a Squidangel.
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 20, 2010:
I love bats! These are all awesome! Each time I thought "this is my favorite" and then I would move on to the next and think the same thing. They are all wonderful!
Sami4u LM on September 18, 2010:
Now I can be batty. That Halloween Bat Headband is just way to cute.
bdkz on August 07, 2010:
Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!
Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on August 06, 2010:
WhiteOak50 on August 06, 2010:
Too cute. I need to make some of the little bats for my Halloween Tree!!
Robin S from USA on August 06, 2010:
They are all cute but I left some angel dust for the toilet paper roll bat!