Bat Craft for Kids to Get Spooky for Halloween

Easy DIY Kid Craft Using Paint, Glue, Construction Paper and Toilet Paper Rolls

By Photo and Craft By Francesca Walker, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Miami North East - Miami Beach, FL October 30, 2022

Halloween is such a fun and festive holiday with lots of decorating to be had which often includes kid crafts. This fun and easy Halloween craft doubles as a fun decoration for your front door or Halloween party - it's also a great classroom craft for kids.

I like to start projects way out of the scope of my expertise so that my husband has no choice but to finish them. But this one is so easy that my 4-year-old daughter and I did it last night in less than 20 minutes before she went to bed. With a few everyday materials and inexpensive crafts supplies, we transformed a paper tube into a super cute bat. A very quick and simple decoration and/or treat holder for Halloween.

Halloween Bat Craft

What you need:

  • Paper tube -  empty toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls - one for each bat
  • Scissors
  • Craft Glue
  • Black marker
  • Black Construction Paper
  • A small piece of white paper for the eyes and the teeth
  • Black paint and a brush
  • Optional:  googly eyes

How you do it:

  1. Trim the tube in half if using a paper towel roll
  2. Paint the tube black.
  3. Fold in the two ends of the tube.
  4. Draw and cut the wings and then glue them to the tube.
  5. Cut two circles out of the white paper, draw a black dot in the middle of each one, and glue the eyes on the tube.
  6. Cut two tiny triangles out of the white paper and glue the teeth below the eyes.

Happy Halloween!