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Easy Paper Cup Bat Craft For Kids

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Halloween is a time when people like to dress up in costumes and have fun. For kids, it’s also a time when they can enjoy the excitement of trick or treating and getting candy. But for some kids, Halloween can be a little bit scary.

After all, monsters and ghosts are lurking in the shadows. So how can you help your child to enjoy Halloween while still being safe? One way is to ensure they have a bat craft to hang on their door.

A bat craft is a great way to celebrate Halloween! They can hang it on their door for visitors and all to see. Plus, this paper cup bat craft is a lot of fun to make!

paper bat craft

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What Is A Paper Cup Bat Craft?

Bats are a common Halloween symbol; what could be more festive than a bat made out of paper cups? This is a simple craft that even young kids of any age can do.

If you have extra cups lying around your home or a child who loves celebrating all things Halloween. This is a fun craft to tackle.

Supplies Needed For Your Bat Craft:

Below is a list of things you’ll need to make this easy bat craft. Go gather your supplies on this list, and let’s get started.

Black paper

Bond paper

Paper cup

Googly eyes

Black acrylic paint w/ paintbrush



Glue gun or Elmers glue

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Instructions For Your Halloween Bat Craft:

Step 1. Once you collected all of your supplies on the supply list, it’s time to get creative. Grab the black acrylic or paint and have your child paint the paper cup black.

If your child is younger, I recommend using a washable none, toxic black paint, such as this paint set. For example, my 8-year-old uses acrylics to paint, but my 5-year-old sticks with washable paint unless we are painting outdoors.

paper cup bat craft

Step 2. Next, grab a black piece of paper and fold it in half. Use a marker or pencil to draw wings and then cut them out.

bat craft for kids

Step 3. Next, using bond paper, cut out (2) tiny triangles and (1) curvy piece. If you don’t have bond paper on hand, white printer paper also works as well.

These pieces will be the mouth and the teeth of the bat.

easy bat craft

Step 4. Now it’s time to attach the wings to this easy bat craft.

black bat craft

Step 5. Now it’s time to add googly eyes to your black bat craft. You can do this using Elmer’s glue, a hot glue gun, or by buying adhesive googly eyes.

craft bat for preschoolers

Step 6. Lastly, it’s time to attach the pieces you cut from the bond paper, and you’re done with your paper cup bat.

How does your bat art craft look? I’m sure it turned out great!

craft bat

There you have your CRAFT BAT, you did it! 


  1. Be careful when using the scissors and the glue gun.
  2. Choose the proper materials to achieve the aspired outcome.
  3. Let your creativity flow in your work!
  4. You’re free to add designs you want.

Bat Halloween Craft Summary

Halloween is just around the corner, and we’ve got a spooktacular project for you! This easy paper cup bat craft is perfect for preschoolers and young elementary-age kids.

They can make them all independently with a little help from mom or dad. All you need are some simple supplies that you may already have at home. So get ready to fly into the holiday spirit with these adorable bats!

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halloween bat craft

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