Who doesn’t love making a good bat craft for Halloween? Especially one that incorporates recycling!
Well you’re in luck… here is an easy recycled paper roll bat craft, shared with us by the clever Craftaholic Witch.
We ADORE any and all recycled paper roll crafts here at The Craft Train, in fact, it’s one of our specialties!
Today’s paper roll bat craft is so easy to make, and involves no messy painting or the drying time that goes along with it.
You will need the basic supplies of construction paper, glue and, of course a paper roll. This could be a cut down paper towel roll or a toilet paper roll – both will work.
How to make a paper roll bat craft
You will need
- Construction paper in black, blue or grey
- Lead pencil
- Paper roll
- This Bat Template
Cut your paper roll so that it’s around 6cm in height (2.3″). Cut a strip of black paper the same hight to wrap around the roll,
Glue the strip to the outside of the paper roll.
Trace the ear shapes from the bat template onto black paper and cut them out. You can either colour the mouth in pink, or trace the shape onto pink paper. Cut out all the facial features.
Glue the ears, eyes mouth and fangs onto your paper roll.
Trace the wing shape onto any colour you like. Cut them out. Add some lines with a black pen for detail.
Glue the wings onto the back of your paper roll and your bat is complete.
Is he a scary bat or a friendly bat? Ours is friendly!
More Halloween craft ideas for kids
- Make some pumpkin and bat themed sun catchers to brighten up your windows
- Use salt dough to create some Halloween salt dough ornaments
- These monster pegs with fluffy yarn hair are so easy to make
- Create a spooky spider photo frame as a Halloween keepsake
- Check out our Halloween paper craft collection