This Halloween, wow your guests and trick-or-treaters with some amazing hanging bat decorations! These easy peasy hanging bats are cute but spooky and frightfully fun enough to keep the kids excited about Halloween!
Hanging bat craft
You guys! I have a super exciting project for you today! I had sooo much fun making these hanging bats, I simply didn’t want it to end! If I had enough materials I would probably still be working on this bat craft instead of writing about it!
These lovely hanging bats are super easy to make but I wanted to make this project even simpler for you so I made a bat template for each of the three bats. This bat pattern is free for my craft newsletter subscribers (sign up here if you aren’t subscribed just yet!) otherwise you can purchase my Halloween bat templates from here!
Need more Halloween ideas?
- Mummy treat jar
- Recycled Halloween bats
- Halloween mason jar
- Fluffy ghosts craft
- Halloween spiders from tp rolls
My hanging bats turned out super cute, especially when I applied some googly eyes to my bats. But they look just as fun without eyes too. A simple craft idea anyone can make even the kiddos. The little ones will need a little help though as cutting out the bats involves a precision knife which is not that easy to use for those tiny hands.
These hanging bats Halloween decor truly stand out hanging from the ceiling if you plan to keep the Halloween party indoors! But they look just as fun outdoors, hanging from trees and since I used foam paper these hanging bats are also weather proof. So you can relax and leave them outside once the party is over; they’ll be fine the next day even in raining nights.
So if you ever wondered how to make a paper bat you can stop wondering! You’ve got a printable bat template that you can use over and over again to make tons of spooky/cute bats every Halloween!
- bat template (download from here; free for crafty email subscribers – sign up here)
- black foam sheets
- self healing cutting mat
- precision knife
- light colored marker
- googly eyes – optional
- scotch tape – optional
- Download and print the bat templates.
- Place the pattern on the cutting mat and using your precision knife cut out the 3 bats.
- Place the foam paper on the cutting mat.
- Take one template at a time and place it on the foam paper and using the precision knife, cut out bats, going all around the template.
- Once you’re done cutting out the bats, thread the needle.
- Pass the threaded needle through the bottom of each bat and leave enough thread to hang the bats. Display them on walls, hang them to the ceiling or in the garden.