Halloween is just around the corner! It’s that magical time of year when kids are filled with excitement and anticipation for the spookiest day of all.
Let’s get them excited for the upcoming holiday with a fun craft! This bat card craft has kids creating a unique card that can be sent to someone special to wish them a Happy Halloween or used as a charming decoration for the holiday festivities.
For some more Halloween inspiration, check out our Halloween crafts for kids that will make the holiday a bewitching time for your little ghosts and ghouls!
Cute Bat Craft For Halloween
This craft is a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills as they carefully cut and paste the bat together. It’s also an opportunity to practice their handwriting as they write a note on the inside of the card!
You’ll need just a few basic crafting supplies and our free template to make this batty friend. Read on below for the step-by-step instructions to see how easily this bat card comes together.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the card base along the dashed line and cut out the bat body, leaving the top part uncut.
Take the eyes and glue them underneath both of the eyebrows.
Place the outer ears on the top and back of the bat’s head and glue them down.
Next, take the inner ears and glue them in the middle of both outer ears.
Position the belly in the middle and bottom of the bat’s body.
Glue the wings to the back and middle of both sides of the bat’s body.
Open the card and write a fun message inside!
Check out our other fun card crafts for more ideas!
Halloween Themed Ideas For Kids
Looking for ways to infuse some Halloween magic into your kids’ learning? Whether it’s an enchanting Halloween themed book, creative craft, or educational activity that’s frightfully fun, we have something for everyone!
Discover some of our favorite Halloween themed ideas below and save the ones your kids will love!
Halloween Book Ideas For Kids
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Quick Halloween Craft Ideas
Candy Corn Pumpkin Craft – This is a cute and “sweet” way to dress up a pumpkin this Halloween! Kids can combine their love of candy with decorating a pumpkin with this candy corn pumpkin! Grab the free template to get started!
Monster Headband Craft – Kids can get creative and customize their own monster headband! This is an easy and fun way for kids to dress up and use their imaginations this Halloween. Use our template and a guide and let the kids’ creativity take over!
Bat Tissue Paper Craft – This batty craft is perfect for kids to practice their fine motor skills, plus it makes a cute holiday decoration. Do this activity at home or in the classroom for an easy to create Halloween project!
Witch Popsicle Stick Craft – Ignite your child’s creativity and Halloween spirit with a whimsical witch craft project! Grab some popsicle sticks, and let them unleash their inner artist with paint, colored paper, and our complimentary template to conjure up a charming witch.
Halloween Printable Activities
Need a no-prep, festive, and educational activity that promises some fun learning? Our printable candy corn pattern worksheets are a fantastic way to engage preschoolers and kindergartners in recognizing patterns.
In this set, you’ll find two exciting candy corn themed worksheets that not only sharpen pattern recognition skills but also nurture fine motor skills. As your child snips out the squares and pastes the next illustration in the pattern, they’ll be enhancing their dexterity while having a blast.
Prepare for some Halloween-inspired learning! These Halloween do a dot printables are the perfect way for kids to have a spooktacular time while enhancing their skills.
Whether it’s at home or in the classroom, these engaging activities are designed for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children. With 23 pages of colorful dot coloring, number hunts, letter recognition, and more, these printables promise fun educational activities to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday season.
Get ready for some holiday fun with our exciting Halloween matching game for kids! Whether played with a friend or enjoyed solo, this activity promises a bewitching time. It’s not just a fun game; it also hones valuable skills like visual memory, concentration, visual discrimination, and vocabulary development as they match the Halloween themed illustrations.
Plus, it’s super easy to prepare, so download your free memory game now to combine learning with the spirit of the season!
Reinforce a favorite children’s book with these There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat printables. These book companion worksheets are the perfect way to support the story’s concepts and keep young learners engaged.
With activities like roll and graph, line tracing, and color recognition, they offer hands-on learning that complements the rhyming words and delightful illustrations in the book. Explore the whimsical tale of the old lady who swallowed a bat, owl, cat, and more!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template
- Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the card base along the dashed line and cut out the bat body, leaving the top part uncut.
- Take the eyes and glue them underneath both of the eyebrows.
- Place the outer ears on the top and back of the bat's head and glue them down.
- Next, take the inner ears and glue them in the middle of both outer ears.
- Position the belly in the middle and bottom of the bat's body.
- Glue the wings to the back and middle of both sides of the bat's body.
- Open the card and write a fun message inside!