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It’s nearly Halloween time and we’re even more excited than normal to celebrate!

This time we’re sharing this paper bag bat craft for kids. It’s an easy paper bag puppet craft that kids will love creating at home or at school.

Just download our free printable template and let their creativity flow!

It’s a simple Halloween craft for kids that’s perfect for making with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see all the steps in action.

Bat Craft For Preschool

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Supplies

  • Brown paper bags
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in shades of gray, black or purple)
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Free bat template (download form located at the end of this post)

Related: Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft

Directions

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

hands holding bat craft template

Begin making the bat by assembling the head. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head piece, then glue the nose in between the eyes, slightly overlapping them.

hands gluing eye onto paper bag bat face
hands gluing nose onto paper bag bat face

Use a black marker to draw the nostrils on the bat’s nose.

Place the bat’s fangs on the smile line and glue in place.

hands gluing fangs onto paper bag bat face

Glue the outer ears to the each of the corners, then take the inner ear and glue it to the middle of the outer ear.

hands gluing ears onto paper bag bat face

Take the completed bat face and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing paper bag bat face onto brown paper bag flap

Make the bat’s body by gluing the body rectangle to the lower portion of the paper bag. Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue in place.

hands gluing belly onto paper bag bat craft

Finish off the bat by gluing the wings to the body. We like to open the sides of the bag and glue it in the middle, but you can also glue it the to back of the paper bag if you prefer.

hands gluing wings onto paper bag bat craft

Isn’t this little bat too cute?!

We think this bat puppet would be a fun craft to do at a school or homeschool Halloween party!

purple and gray paper bag bat crafts

Halloween Preschool Unit

Another way to incorporate this craft is to have a week or couple day period of Halloween activities leading to the big day.

You can do a mix of fun and educational activities to celebrate and learn!

purple paper bag bat craft

We love using these Halloween pattern block mats with young kids. They’re great at helping with fine motor skills and for introducing foundational math concepts.

You can also print out some simple Halloween matching game cards to help your child with visual memory, patience and social skills like taking turns.

All you need to do is print them out and laminate them (if you want to reuse them) and start playing!

gray and black paper bag bat craft

If you’d like to add an art element into this preschool unit, try this black cat art project or these zombie painted rocks!

We’re certain your kids are going to enjoy these fun and simple activities.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your children or students? We would love to feature them on our Facebook page and in our Facebook group!

Take a quick picture and share it with us by posting on our Facebook page or email us. We can’t wait to see them!

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Paper Bag Bat Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this simple paper bag bat craft with the kids this Halloween season!

Materials

  • Brown paper bags
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in shades of gray, black or purple)
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Free bat template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the bat template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Begin making the bat by assembling the head. Glue the eyes in the middle of the head piece, then glue the nose in between the eyes, slightly overlapping them.
  3. Use a black marker to draw the nostrils on the bat's nose.
  4. Glue the outer ears to the each of the corners, then take the inner ear and glue it to the middle of the outer ear.
  5. Place the bat's fangs on the smile line and glue in place.
  6. Take the completed bat face and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  7. Make the bat's body by gluing the body rectangle to the lower portion of the paper bag. Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue in place.
  8. Finish off the bat by gluing the wings to the body. We like to open the sides of the bag and glue it in the middle, but you can also glue it the to back of the paper bag if you prefer.

Free Bat Template

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