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Preschool Bat Craft [Free Template]

Ready for some fun Halloween crafts to keep the kids entertained this fall?

This preschool bat craft is simple, easy, and great for young kids. It comes with a free printable template too.

We’ve made tons of Halloween crafts for kids and this one might be our new favorite. It’s perfect for fall but can also be used throughout the year when kids are learning about bats.

Watch our quick video tutorial or read the simple steps below to see how to make them with your kids or students.

Easy Bat Craft

collage of bat craft images with the words halloween vampire bat in the middle

Supplies

Related: Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft

Direction

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

hands holding bat craft template

Begin to create the bat by gluing the inner ears to the bat’s outer ears. Next, take the eyes and glue them a little below the ears.

hands gluing pink inner ear to paper bat
hands gluing eyes onto paper bat craft

Place the nose in between the eyes and glue in place.

hand gluing nose onto paper bat craft

Take the vampire bat teeth and glue them just below the nose. If your bat is light colored you can use a black marker to draw on a smile as well. For the black one we left it off, but you can see what we mean on the purple version.

hands gluing fangs to paper bat craft

Glue a foot on both of the bottom corners of the bat body.

hands gluing feet to paper bat craft

Finish off the vampire bat by gluing the wings to the back of the bat’s body.

hands gluing wings to back of paper bat craft
collage of bat craft images with the words

Isn’t this the cutest vampire bat ever? We’ve always thought bats get a bad rap for being gross, but we sure think they’re cute and very cool too!

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purple bat craft

Halloween Unit For Kids

Keep the Halloween fun going by creating an entire unit study around this bat craft! Read on below for some of our favorite ideas!

Reading to children is very beneficial for them because it helps them with literacy skills and vocabulary.

If your child likes a book, he or she will want to read it again and again which helps their reading skills. Children who spend time reading show dramatic increases in their comprehension and language development.

Because of these reasons, we suggest adding books to your Halloween unit.

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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One thing that’s really great about crafting is that it’s a lot of fun. Kids also feel like they’re accomplishing something when they create something new for themselves. It can help kids learn things like how to be creative, how to work with their hands, and how to problem-solve.

Try adding in more crafts, with some of these ideas:

If you want to add in a fun and educational activity, try these candy corn worksheets. They’ll help kids with fine motor skills and learning the letter C.

These Halloween pattern block mats are great to use as an introductory math activity. Kids can use them to learn shapes and patterns. Just print, laminate, and play!

Coloring is a favorite pastime for many kids and these free Halloween coloring pages are cute and not scary.

Share With Us

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

Take a quick picture of the finished project (and add your child’s name and age if you want) then post it to our Facebook page or email it to us directly!

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Bat Craft For Preschool

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how easy it is to make this bat craft for preschool! It's a fun Halloween craft that comes with a printable template.

Materials

  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Bat template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the bat template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the bat by gluing the inner ears to the bat's outer ears. Next, take the eyes and glue them a little below the ears.
  3. Place the nose in between the eyes and glue in place.
  4. Take the vampire bat teeth and glue them just below the nose. If your bat is light colored you can use a black marker to draw on a smile as well. For the black one we left it off, but you can see what we mean on the purple version.
  5. Glue a foot on both of the bottom corners of the bat body.
  6. Finish off the vampire bat by gluing the wings to the back of the bat's body.

Free Bat Craft Template

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Heather Stulley

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Love these our grandson will love making them!

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Yay, happy to hear that!

Lynelle

Monday 13th of September 2021

Preschool Bat Craft Free Tempplate, please.

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

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