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Bat Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Can you believe Halloween is just a few weeks away?

We’re all excited, but before we get carried away with costumes and parties, let take some time to make something special with the kiddos!

This bat popsicle stick craft will be such a hit with them. They’ll have so much pride seeing what they made after they’re done. And, this activity is pretty simple to make too.

Just grab a few supplies from your craft closet and create an adorable little Halloween bat.

We’re also sharing a free printable template so it’s even easier to make it with your kids.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas to keep you busy all October long!

Simple Bat Craft

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Supplies

  • Mini popsicle sticks
  • Regular sized popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Bat template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding bat popsicle stick craft template

Cut a popsicle stick in half with the scissors. Line up 5 mini popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out two glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 5 popsicle sticks together.

If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.

hand gluing popsicle stick together

Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of black paint. Let it dry completely.

hand painting popsicle sticks black

Position the popsicle sticks so they’re facing up and down. Take the ears and glue them to the top corners of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing ear to popsicle stick bat craft

Glue the eyes in the middle of the popsicle sticks, just below the ears.

hand gluing eye to popsicle stick bat craft

Create the mouth by gluing the fangs to the mouth. Next, glue this in the middle of the bat, just under the eyes.

hand gluing mouth to popsicle stick bat craft

Finish off by gluing the bat wings, one on each side, to the back of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing wing to popsicle stick bat craft

Isn’t this little bat so cute?! We think he’s one of our favorite popsicle stick crafts!

hand holding bat popsicle stick craft

Halloween Unit For Kids

Why stop here? Create an entire themed unit around this bat craft! Read on below for our ideas.

Reading out loud to your kids or students is great for them! It can help them learn new words, use their imagination, and help their brain develop. Because of this, we like to add books to each of our unit studies.

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 most 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!

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Crafting is another activity that’s not only fun but also beneficial for children. When kids craft, they learn how to follow directions, improve their fine motor skills, and more! Add in some more Halloween crafts with some of our favorites:

This Halloween, give your little one a fun and educational activity to do with these Halloween do a dot printables! These printable include cute characters like vampires, pumpkins, mummies, and more. It’s an easy way for kids to practice fine motor skills while having lots of fun!

bat popsicle stick craft

Help your child get ready for the spookiest day of the year with these free Halloween coloring pages. They’re cute, kid-friendly, and perfect to print and use whenever you need a quick activity.

This Halloween play dough kit is a fun sensory activity that gives kids an opportunity to explore. It’s easy, mess-free, and can be used over and over again. The kids will want to play with it all of October (and maybe after too!).

These Halloween pattern block mats will be a great intro STEM activity. They’re cute, easy to use, and educational for kids too! Just grab your pattern block mats and you’re ready to go!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Bat Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This adorable bat popsicle stick craft is a simple Halloween activity for kids!

Materials

  • Mini popsicle sticks
  • Regular sized popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Bat template

Instructions

  1. Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Cut a popsicle stick in half with the scissors. Line up 5 mini popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out two glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 5 popsicle sticks together.
  3. If you don't want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.
  4. Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of black paint. Let it dry completely.
  5. Position the popsicle sticks so they're facing up and down. Take the ears and glue them to the top corners of the popsicle sticks.
  6. Glue the eyes in the middle of the popsicle sticks, just below the ears.
  7. Create the mouth by gluing the fangs to the mouth. Next, glue this in the middle of the bat, just under the eyes.
  8. Finish off by gluing the bat wings, one on each side, to the back of the popsicle sticks.

Halloween Bat Template

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