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Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft For Kids [Free Template]

When the holidays come around, it’s time to celebrate!

In most homes, Halloween will be the first of all the fall and winter holidays and that makes it something special.

With young children at home, you’re looking for non-scary, cute, and lighthearted ways to celebrate the Halloween season and we’ve got that covered for you!

This toilet paper roll bat craft is a fun, easy, and simple Halloween craft for kids! On top of that, it’s also a fun way to recycle.

Learn how easy it is to make these cute little bats at home with your kids (or with your students in the classroom).

Read or watch our step-by-step video to see how easy it is to make!

Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Halloween

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Related: Handprint Bat Craft For Kids

Supplies

Directions

Download the free printable bat template and print it out. (See the template notes below to determine which template is best for your needs.)

Cut out all the template pieces.

Cut the toilet paper roll in half with the scissors.

Use the glue stick on the back side of the black rectangle and attach it to the half toilet paper roll. This is the bat’s body.

Glue the fangs to the top of the red mouth, with the pointy ends facing downwards.

Glue the mouth to the bottom of the black toilet paper roll.

Use the template eyes or googly eyes and attach them to the top, center of the paper roll.

Secure the ears to the top, inside part of the toilet paper roll.

Use the glue stick to place glue in the center of the bat’s wings, then press the wings to the back of the bat’s body.

That’s it!

Isn’t this one of the cutest recycled crafts you’ve seen for Halloween?!

Which Template Should I Use?

Included in the free printable template are 2 versions.

The first version is for use with 1-2 kids. This template has all of the pieces on one page. If you choose to use this page, you’ll print it out onto white card stock, then cut each of the pieces out and trace them onto the coordinating colored card stock.

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You’ll have to trace and cut out twice, but you’ll be saving paper by not printing excess pieces onto the colored paper.

The second version is best suited for classrooms, libraries, or daycare facilities. This template has multiple pieces on each page and is separated by the colored paper that they are to be printed on.

When you use this template, the kids only need to cut once since there is no retracing needed.

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How Can I Adapt This Craft For Younger Kids?

Since many of our readers have kids of varying ages who want to do an activity together as a family, we like to give suggestions on how to make a craft even easier for young kids such as toddlers or preschoolers.

For this toilet paper roll bat craft, we have a few suggestions.

First, we suggest having all the pieces pre-cut before you plan to do the craft. When everything is ready to go before the kids gather, they’ll be able to get right to work with placing and gluing.

Younger kids may also enjoy using 3D googly eyes instead of the template eyes. If you use ones with a sticker backing, it makes it even easier for kids to secure the toilet paper roll.

We also suggest going with a glue stick instead of using liquid white glue. This will help cut down on the mess of using too much glue and getting sticky hands everywhere!

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Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Bat Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this recycled toilet paper roll bat craft for Halloween!

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in black, white, red & purple)
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Craft bond glue stick
  • Free printable bat template (form at the end of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the free printable bat template and print out. (See the template notes below to determine which template is best for your needs.)
    2. Cut out all the template pieces.
    3. Cut the toilet paper roll in half with the scissors.
    4. Use the glue stick on the back side of the black rectangle and attach it to the half toilet paper roll. This is the bat's body.
    5. Glue the fangs to the top of the red mouth, with the pointy ends facing downwards.
    6. Glue the mouth to the bottom of the black toilet paper roll.
    7. Use the template eyes or googly eyes and attach them to the top, center of the paper roll.
    8. Secure the ears to the top, inside part of the toilet paper roll.
    9. Use the glue stick to place glue in the center of the bat's wings, then press the wings to the back of the bat's body.

Free Printable Bat Template

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Kelly

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Such lovely bats! I have added it to our round-up, 22+ Kids Halloween Crafts From Recycled Materials. You can view it here if you like, http://www.diythought.com/22-kids-halloween-crafts-from-recycled-materials/ Thanks!

Sam T

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Thanks so much!

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