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Paper Plate Bat Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Halloween is one of the most loved holidays by kids and Halloween crafts are a great way to have fun and celebrate with kids!

Halloween also gives young children the opportunity to learn how to use scissors, glue, color, cut, and make something that they can be proud of and show off at school.

There are many crafts that kids can do, but this paper plate bat craft for kids will definitely delight your little ones!

This activity is perfect for preschool children, kindergarteners, or early elementary students because it’s simple enough to complete on their own while still being creative and festive-looking.

Download the free printable template right now so you can start celebrating Halloween too!

Also, be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas.

Halloween Bat Craft

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Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 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 paper plate bat craft template

Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let it dry completely.

hand painting paper plate purple

Once the paper plate is dry, place the bat body template in the middle, trace, and cut it out.

hand tracing bat template onto paper plate

Glue the eyes in the middle of the bat head, just a little bit below the ears.

hand gluing eyes to paper plate bat craft

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.

hand gluing tongue to paper plate bat mouth

Next, glue the fangs to the top of the mouth.

hand gluing fangs to paper plate bat mouth

Place the completed mouth in the middle of the bat, just below the eyes. Glue it in place.

hand gluing mouth to paper plate bat craft

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

hand gluing wings to paper plate bat craft

That’s it! Can you believe how simple this paper plate craft is?!

paper plate bat craft

Halloween Unit Studies

Want to create an entire Halloween unit around this bat craft? If so, read on below for some more ideas.

Reading out loud with your child is beneficial for their development because it allows them to hear different words, phrases, and sentences. This will allow them to develop language and literacy skills that will help them throughout the rest of their life! Because of these reasons and more, we always recommend starting with books!

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!

2 paper plate bat crafts

Crafting is a great way for kids to express themselves and explore their imaginations! Add in some more craft projects with any of these spooky ideas:

Every day’s a holiday when your kids are learning with these Halloween color by number printables. These are perfect for kids who want to work on their fine motor skills and also want to learn how to recognize numbers. They can be used as a fun activity during the school year or at home!

hand holding paper plate bat craft

Need a fun, free activity to do with your kids? These candy corn worksheets are perfect! The activities focus on fine motor skills and letter recognition. For an extra challenge, use the worksheet in conjunction with the handwriting practice sheet.

Do you need a fun and engaging activity to keep your little ones busy? These Halloween pattern block mats are perfect! They’re simple, educational, and easy to get set up.

Need some open-ended playtime idea that is perfect for kids? Grab this Halloween sensory bin that will keep them entertained. Your kiddos will love exploring this simple yet fun sensory play all month long.

Share With Us

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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!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

Paper Plate Bat Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Paper Plate Bat Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Send the little ghouls and goblins into a frenzy with this easy to make paper plate bat craft.

Materials

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Bat template

Instructions

  1. Download the bat template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let it dry completely.
  3. Once the paper plate is dry, place the bat body template in the middle, trace, and cut it out.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the bat head, just a little bit below the ears.
  5. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Trim off any excess paper.
  6. Next, glue the fangs to the top of the mouth.
  7. Place the completed mouth in the middle of the bat, just below the eyes. Glue it in place.
  8. Finish off the bat by gluing the wings, one on each side, to the back of the body.

Halloween Bat Template

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