Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time to start thinking about all things spooky and fun! One iconic symbol of the holiday is the mysterious bat.
These creatures of the night have long been associated with Halloween, and their eerie charm has been captured in our bat paper cup craft!
This craft is a fun and easy project perfect for making spooky decorations or for educational activities such as an animal unit or learning about the letter B.
And don’t forget to find more Halloween crafts for kids to keep the creativity flowing all season long.
Paper Cup Bat For Halloween
Kids will hone their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and attention to detail as they cut and assemble their bats. Plus, seeing their finished bats proudly displayed can boost their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
To get started, you’ll need to gather a handful of simple supplies like paper cups, scissors, and glue. We’ll guide you through how to make the paper cup bat with easy-to-follow instructions and our free template.
- Black Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by applying the glue to the eyes and attach them underneath both eyebrows.
Next, place the nose in the middle of the head, near the center of both eyes.
Complete the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
Place the paper cup upside down with its rim facing downward, then use glue to attach the belly to the bottom (rim portion) of the cup.
Finish up by attaching the head to the upper and middle parts of the cup. Glue the wings to both sides of the cup.
Don’t you find this bat paper craft adorable? We think your kids will love creating it! Be sure to check out some of our other favorite paper cup crafts for your kiddos while you’re here!
Halloween Ideas for Kids
Looking for more ways to keep the Halloween excitement going with your little ones? We have lots of Halloween ideas for kids that are sure to enchant and engage them. From spooktacular books to creative crafts and activities that make learning a treat, we’ve got it all covered.
When it comes to celebrating Halloween with kids, there’s no such thing as too much fun, so read below for some festive ideas.
Halloween Books 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!
Halloween DIY Crafts
Frankenstein Puppet Craft – Kids can bring their very own Frankenstein puppet to life with our free template and a simple paper bag! It’s a crafty creation that promises hours of imaginative play and a dash of spooky fun.
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft – Calling all Disney fans to sprinkle some magic on your Halloween celebrations with this Mickey Mouse pumpkin. Bring a piece of the park home when kids craft the Mickey pumpkin inspired by the Halloween decorations at Disneyland!
Handprint Zombie Craft – There’s no gross and gory stuff here – just creative, creepy, and crafty fun. Transform your child’s handprint into a friendly zombie, perfect for a hauntingly good time this Halloween season.
Ninja Pumpkin Craft – Kids can transform a plain paper pumpkin into a stealthy ninja masterpiece that’ll have everyone in awe of their pumpkin decorating skills. It’s the perfect way to decorate pumpkins without the fuss and mess!
Printable Halloween Activities For Kids
Our Spookley the Square Pumpkin art project is the perfect outlet for your little one’s creativity! They’ll use watercolors to make Spookley come to life, and hone their fine motor and scissor skills while crafting their unique piece of art.
Use our free printable template to help their artistic side run wild and create a masterpiece that will make them proud.
Looking for an engaging, no-prep educational activity that adds some festive fun to learning? Our printable candy corn pattern worksheets are a great way to captivate preschoolers and kindergartners! They’ll practice recognizing patterns with the candy corn dressed up in different Halloween costumes!
We adore these printable worksheets because not only do they aid in learning patterns, but they also teach children to use scissors and strengthen the small muscles in their hands.
These Halloween coloring pages have a variety of cute and spooky characters your kids will have a blast coloring. These free printable coloring pages include four sheets with large spaces of a happy ghost, Halloween bucket with candy, a cute Frankenstein, and a cute vampire that are perfect for little hands to color in.
They’re great to use to get into the holiday spirit, and are an easy, no prep activity to color either at home or in the classroom!
After reading the funny tale of an old lady swallowing a bat, it’s time for an exciting challenge to go along with it! This There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat sequencing activity will have your kids excited to recall the hilarious order of events.
Sequencing is key for budding readers to understand stories, and this activity is the perfect way to reinforce that skill. Your little ones will recall the order in which the old lady devoured Halloween treats and connect 8 story cards.
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- Colored Paper Cup
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Bat template
- Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by applying the glue to the eyes and attach them underneath both eyebrows.
- Next, place the nose in the middle of the head, near the center of both eyes.
- Complete the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
- Place the paper cup upside down with its rim facing downward, then use glue to attach the belly to the bottom (rim portion) of the cup.
- Finish up by attaching the head to the upper and middle parts of the cup. Glue the wings to both sides of the cup.