10 EASY Bat Crafts for Preschoolers

 

Looking for some bat crafts for preschoolers?

 

I have 10 FUN bat crafts that your kids will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or home.

 

Let’s get started with some bat crafts for preschoolers!

 


#1: Paper Bag Bat

 

Paper bag crafts are easy to make and work great for fun DIY decor around the house.

 

This bat craft for preschoolers is a must-try activity for the Halloween season or for kids who love bats (like my son).

 

paper bag bat craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper bag
  • acrylic paint
  • card stock paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • glue
  • scissors
  • newspaper
  • marker

 

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a paper bag to create ears for the bat (watch the video below to see what it looks like).

 

Scrunch up some newspaper and place it inside a paper bag.

 

Paint the bag using black acrylic paint! You can paint the entire bag or just the front and sides!

 

 

C. Activity

 

While waiting for the bag to dry, you can create the bat’s eyes, teeth, and wings. All of these pieces should be made out of card stock paper.

 

You can stick these pieces on the paper bag using tape.

 

Place them outside as a decoration, or keep them inside for fun! This is an adorable bat craft.

 

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#2: Q-tip Bat Craft

 

Using Q-tips is a fun way for kids to practice fine motor skills and create art.

 

This bat craft for preschoolers is easy, simple, and turns out cool in the end.

 

Q-tip bat craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Bat Template

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a bat shape using a white chalk marker on black paper. Or, use my free template to trace the bats.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids dip their Q-tips in one color of the paint. Then, they will make prints around the bats.

 

They will grab more Q-tips and dip them in the other colors to fill in the blank spots around the bats. This is such a simple and fun Halloween craft.

 

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#3: Bottle Cap Bats

 

This bat craft for preschoolers turns out so beautifully using watercolors! Create this beautiful paper plate Halloween craft with your kids. I love how the sky looks in the background.

 

We also love using recycled materials to make art. For example, the bats are made from bottle caps! How cool is that?

 

bat paper plate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • bottle caps
  • acrylic paint
  • black and yellow paper
  • watercolors
  • star glitter
  • paintbrushes
  • hot glue

 

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the outer rim of the plate black using acrylic paint. Then, paint the inside a mix of blue and purple using watercolors!

 

Paint the bottle caps black.

 

C. Activity

 

Create the bat’s wings and ears from black paper and use hot glue to glue them on.

 

Hot glue the bats to the paper plate. Lastly, create a full moon using yellow cardstock paper and glue it on.

 

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#4: Toilet Paper Roll Bats

 

Toilet paper roll crafts are FUN and easy to do with the kids. I love them because you always have the main supply on hand too!

 

This bat craft for preschoolers is simple and is so fun to hang up around the house for Halloween.

 

bat toilet paper roll craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Paint a toilet paper roll black using acrylic paint. Then, wait for them to dry. This will take about 20 minutes for it to dry fully.

 

 

C. Activity

 

While waiting for the toilet paper roll to dry, you create the bat’s wings, teeth, and ears out of card stock paper.

 

Cut a pipe cleaner into three parts. You’ll need a longer piece for the leg and two smaller pieces for the feet. Wrap the smaller piece around the longer one to create the feet.

 

When the roll is dry, stick on the googly eyes, then the adult will use hot glue to attach the wings, ears, and pipe cleaners for the feet.

 

Grab a piece of black yarn and hang it up using tape. Then, hang the bats upside down on the yarn by wrapping the pipe cleaner feet around the yarn! How cute is this?!

 


#5: Salt Painted Bat Craft

 

Have you ever tried salt painting? It’s SO much fun and turns out beautiful!

 

This bat craft for preschoolers is fun on different colored paper with lots of watercolors.

 

salt painted bat craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • card stock paper
  • glue
  • table salt
  • watercolors
  • paint brush
  • water
  • pencil
  • Free bat template

 

Click HERE for your Free Bat Template

 

B. Set-up

 

Trace your bat shape onto a piece of card stock paper. Then outline it in school glue.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids pour salt on the glue. Be generous! It’s good to have a lot of salt on the glue. We do this on an art tray because you will dump the excess salt onto another tray.

 

We make multiple bats, so we just use the leftover salt for the other bats.

 

Then, the kids will use watercolors to paint on the salt! It’s fun to watch the watercolors flow through the salt.

 

You can do the project right away, you don’t have to wait for the salt to dry, or you can let it sit overnight and try the project when the salt is dry.

 


#6: Oil Pastel Bats

 

I love the way oil pastel crafts turn out. The colors are SO pretty and bold.

 

This bat craft for preschoolers looks super cool on black paper. I love the way the colors POP!

 

oil pastel bat craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Bat Template

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print the bat template and cut them out. Then, tape them on the black paper using masking tape.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids use oil pastels to color the edges of the bats. Check the video to see the details on how to do this one.

 

They can make the lines come off the bat so they show up on paper. We switched colors of the pastels, or you can keep the bats a single color.

 

Slowly peel off the bat shapes to reveal the bats! This is such a cool bat craft.

 


#7: Free Halloween Color by Code

 

This color-by-code Halloween craft is fun for kids to work on numbers!

 

My son loves the color-by-code printables SO much! They are by far his favorite learning activity.

 

halloween color by code

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Color by Code sheets
  • crayons
  • markers

 

Click HERE for your FREE Halloween color by code.

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

 

C. Activity

 

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

 

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!

 

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#8: Bat Sensory Craft

This sensory bat craft for preschoolers is so colorful and fun for the kids to make.

 

We love using sensory items like colored rice to create with. The kids enjoy coloring the rice too! It’s a fun and simple process.

 

bat sensory craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a bat shape using a pencil on black paper and have the kids paint them using acrylic paint

 

While you are waiting for that to dry, start creating the rice!

 

Add 1 cup of rice into a container or ziplock bag. Squirt some acrylic paint inside the bag and shake it until the color covers all the rice.

 

Then, dump the rice onto an art tray covered in parchment paper for easy clean-up. Make sure to spread the rice out on the parchment paper, so it doesn’t stick together. The rice will take about 5 minutes to dry! 

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids create a face for each of their bats that they have created using googly eyes and paint!

 

Then, they will spread a thin layer of glue onto the bat’s wings. Finally, they will sprinkle the colored rice on the bat’s wings!

 

Let it dry, and check out your adorable bats! Have the kids feel the rice on them! It’s great for sensory.

 

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#9: Oreo Bat Treat

 

Looking for a cute and simple Halloween treat for your kids? This bat snack is ADORABLE!

 

This is a perfect bat craft snack for your Halloween party. My friend and I made these together for the kids, and we had so much fun!

 

bat oreo treat

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • Oreos
  • edible eyes
  • black frosting
  • Reese cups
  • melted chocolate

 

B. Set-up

 

Unwrap Reese cups and melt some chocolate wafers!

 

Then, slowly pull up the top of an Oreo cookie and break it in half.

 

C. Activity

 

Add some melted chocolate on top of Reese’s cups using a toothpick.

 

Then, place the broken Oreo cookie pieces, so it looks like bat wings, on top of the melted chocolate, so it sticks.

 

Lastly, use the toothpick to add some melted chocolate on top of the Oreo cookies to place the edible eyes on. Check out your cute bat snack!

 

For more home-making ideas, check out my best friend’s blog!

 

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#10: Paper Handprint Bats

 

This bat craft for preschoolers is adorable! It’s a great Halloween handprint craft for them!

My son loves bats. So, we have been doing a lot of bat crafts this Halloween season!

 

bat handprint craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

To create the bat, make a circle for the face, an oval for the body, and two triangles for the ears out of colored paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Paint your child’s hand and make a print on paper. Make sure to press down on their hand so the print shows up completely.

 

Once the handprint is dry, you can cut it out!

 

Paste all the bat parts onto a piece of paper using a glue stick.

 

Lastly, draw a smile on the bat’s face and create two triangles for the bat’s teeth. How cute is this Halloween craft?!

 

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Bat crafts for preschoolers are so much fun to do with the kids! These bat crafts are perfect for doing at Halloween or anytime throughout the year!

I hope you find some bat crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Happy crafting!

 

Deena

 

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