How To Halloween Bats Craft for Kids

How To: Halloween TP Bats

September 1, 2015

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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  • Jessica

    September 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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

  • Stella

    September 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Looking forward to Autumn/Winter fashion. So excited. I am also looking forward to Halloween and it’s craziness. Bet your boy had fun playing around with this. Great post.
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 1, 2015 at 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

  • Sarah HP

    September 1, 2015 at 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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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 1, 2015 at 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. πŸ™‚ Oh my gosh, a Halloween birthday?! Double celebration! I bet that’s an amazing day! Thanks for the comment, lovely. xx

  • Suz

    September 1, 2015 at 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

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 1, 2015 at 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

  • Lukeosaurus And Me

    September 2, 2015 at 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

  • Catherine

    September 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    This is such a cute craft. We could hear bats squeaking as they flew around our garden this evening πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

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

  • Verily Victoria Vocalises

    September 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    What a brilliant craft – and I love your video too πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 3, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thank you lovely ! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    September 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Aaah I’m so with you Ray!! I love Halloween as an excuse for making things with the boys! Love this idea β€” fab video too πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up with us β€” hope to see you next time πŸ™‚ #TwinklyTuesday

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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

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

  • Leandra

    September 6, 2015 at 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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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      September 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Thanks lovely:) xx

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    October 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Aww these are so cute! Very creative, you’re so clever πŸ™‚
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    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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

  • atosa nikkhah

    October 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    how cute is that i need to try and make one with my little boy!

    1. Lukeosaurus And Me

      October 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

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

  • Clare’s Little Tots

    October 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Cute! Just pinned and will share on my FB I love them.
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