How To: Halloween TP Bats

Autumn is definitely in the air! That means chilly days, knit wear and leggings, collecting conkers and sipping on hot chocolate. You know what else it means? Halloween Crafts time!

How To Halloween Bats Craft for Kids from

I love Halloween, but it is worth remember that even if you’re not the biggest fan (each to their own, it seems to be a bit like Marmite: you either love it, or hate it), Halloween does present an excellent and exciting opportunity to get creative and crafty with your children. These gorgeously cute little bats are made from a TP roll, black paint, black paper, glue and googly eyes!

But The Mess!

I’ve made these with Luke and if there is one thing motherhood has taught me, Halloween is the time where you learn to embrace black paint (eek!) and messy toddlers! I suggest you put lots of newspaper down or a messy mat that you can wipe clean afterwards.

Tip: Cheap shower curtains or wipe clean table cloths make excellent messy mats!


How To: Halloween Bats Craft

Watch the above YouTube video to find out how to make these cute Halloween toilet roll Bats, or read the instructions below.

  1. Paint a toilet roll with black paint – it may require two coats.
  2. Fold down both ends of the toilet roll to make the bat’s ears and legs.
  3. On some black paper, draw out the shapes of bat wings. Then cut and and glue to the back of your bat.
  4. Finish with googly eyes!

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  1. September 1, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    How cute! I bet your little boy loved making this so much… cute!

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 1, 2015 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks! They are quite cute aren’t they?! xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 1, 2015 / 3:43 pm

      I love Autumn fashion. Coziness! It’s my favourite season! He did, it was really great fun to make and play with. Thanks for popping by xx

  2. September 1, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Love these – we are obsessed with Halloween in our house (plus it is my birthday). Found your site through #TwinklyTuesday.and very glad I did I’m such a crafty mum.
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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 1, 2015 / 8:01 pm

      Aww thank you so much, that actually means so much to me! No one has ever really commented on my blog as a whole so it’s really nice of you. 🙂 Oh my gosh, a Halloween birthday?! Double celebration! I bet that’s an amazing day! Thanks for the comment, lovely. xx

  3. Suz
    September 1, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    Oh wow, what a neat idea!! Halloween will be here before we know it! Such a lovely read! Thanks for sharing! Suz x

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 1, 2015 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you! I know it’s a little while to go yet but the weather is making me get all excited for it! Thanks for the comment, lovely xx

  4. Lukeosaurus And Me
    September 2, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Aww thank you! You don’t need much crafty know-how to make things with kids,thankfully !!! We have definitely had our fair share of Pinterest fails! Xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 3, 2015 / 10:01 am

      Aw that’s such a lovely sound! Bats are cute! Xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 3, 2015 / 10:02 am

      Thank you lovely ! 🙂 xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 7, 2015 / 11:13 am

      Thank you so much. Halloween is just a really good excuse to get messy, I reckon! Thanks for hosting xx

  5. September 6, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Love these so much, they are fab, turned out really good. Well done Luke x Thanks so much for linking up to #toddlerapprovedtuesday this week x
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    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      September 7, 2015 / 11:14 am

      Thanks lovely:) xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      October 9, 2015 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks so much, my love! They’re cute, aren’t they? xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me
      October 9, 2015 / 3:41 pm

      They’re really cute, aren’t they? So easy and fun to make as well! xx

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