Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.
It’s also a great time to get creative with arts and crafts!
This Halloween, why not make a bat shape craft with your kids? It’s a great way for them to learn about shapes, and they’ll have a blast doing it!
Best of all, it’s super simple: just 3 supplies are needed!
Download the template, break out the supplies, and get started today.
Also, be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids for more ideas.
Paper Bat Craft
- 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)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes to the middle of the circle body.
Place the triangle teeth underneath the eyes and glue them in place.
Create the bat’s wings by gluing the largest triangle to the top right-hand corner of the rectangle.
Next, glue the other triangle to the left of the triangle you just glued down. Take the 2nd triangle and glue it to the left of the last one.
Repeat the last two directions with the other wing, starting in the top left-hand corner and gluing the other triangle to the right.
Take the completed wings and glue them to the back and middle of the bat’s body.
Finish up the bat by gluing the triangle ears to the back and top of the body.
Isn’t this such a cute little Halloween bat?!
Halloween Unit Study
October is here, which means it’s time to start planning for Halloween! This year, why not create a Halloween unit study that will help your kids have fun and learn at the same time?
With these ideas below, they’ll be able to practice fine motor skills, improve vocabulary, increase creativity, learn to follow directions, and so much more!
Kids’ Halloween Books
Reading aloud to your kids is a great way to start a Halloween unit study. Check out these popular Halloween books kids will love:
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 Kids’ Crafts
Crafts are a great way for young children to express themselves and develop their creativity. Through crafts, children can explore different materials and learn how to use them to create something unique. It’s also a great way for them to develop fine motor skills and learn how to follow instructions.
Try adding in some more of these spooky Halloween crafts:
Paper Plate Witch Craft For Kids – It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the spooky decorations and get ready for Halloween. If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft to do with your kids, look no further than this paper plate witch. Kids will love to make their own unique witch.
Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Craft – If you’re looking for a fun, easy, and festive Halloween craft, look no further than the Mickey Mouse craft! This cute and simple project is perfect for Disney fans of all ages and will remind you of Main Street Disneyland.
Candy Corn Halloween Craft – This Frankenstein candy corn craft is the cutest, easiest Halloween craft for kids! All you need is some paper and a little bit of time, and you can make these adorable little monsters.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Fine motor skills are essential for kids to develop, and these Halloween do a dot printables are a fun way to help them improve those skills. These printables can help with letter and number recognition, counting, and more. And because they’re themed around Halloween, they’re an extra-spooky way to get kids into the holiday spirit!
For those little ones who prefer their Halloween fun to be on the cute side, we’ve rounded up these adorable and free Halloween coloring pages for kids that are both adorable and festive.
Looking for a sweet way to help your kids practice their handwriting, letter recognition, and fine motor skills? These free candy corn worksheets are perfect! Just print them out and let your kids get started. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning!
More Halloween Fun
- Dying over the cuteness of this little girl’s Halloween bracelet!
- Kids will love exploring this Halloween sensory bin.
- Grab the kids one of these custom Halloween baskets for trick or treating.
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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.
- Begin by gluing the eyes to the middle of the circle body.
- Place the triangle teeth underneath the eyes and glue them in place.
- Create the bat's wings by gluing the largest triangle to the top right-hand corner of the rectangle.
- Next, glue the other triangle to the left of the triangle you just glued down. Take the 2nd triangle and glue it to the left of the last one.
- Repeat the last two directions with the other wing, starting in the top left-hand corner and gluing the other triangle to the right.
- Take the completed wings and glue them to the back and middle of the bat's body.
- Finish up the bat by gluing the triangle ears to the back and top of the body.