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Paper cup bats craft

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Let’s make some paper cup bats today. They are not easy to make but they also look adorable with their glowing noses.

paper cup bats craft for kids for Halloween

We started our collection of paper cup Halloween crafts last year and we have two more characters to add to it. Next week we’ll finish with a paper cup black cat craft.

Here is the rest of our paper cup Halloween collection:

paper cup bats at night

They are all made from paper cups and have glowing noses from flameless tea light candles. These decorations look awesome during the day as well as at night. Place them by the fireplace or by the window. They are great to decorate on Halloween night.

paper cup bats for kids

If you are a room parent and are looking for classroom Halloween party craft ideas, pick any of the characters in our Halloween collection and it will be a hit, with the students and well as the teachers.

paper cup bat with tea light candle nose

Paper cup bats variations

  • Start with a black paper cup. This way you can skip the painting part.
  • Use googly eyes instead of the paper eyes in our template. Even better, choose glow in the dark googly eyes.
  • Use a white Sharpie cu draw a mouth and the fangs.
easy Halloween bat craft for kids

Our Halloween craft collection has a lot of Frankenstein, vampires, witches, pumpkins, ghosts and black cats. But this is our first bat craft for kids.

I made a bat template for your convenience and you can find it at the end of the article.

Paper cup bats

paper cup bats craft for kids

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Supplies:

Start by painting the paper cup black ans set it aside to dry completely. You can also use a black paper cup instead and skip the painting step.

Download the bat template, trace the wing pattern on black paper and cut out two bat wings. Cut out the eyes and two fangs.

eyes

Glue the eyes at the top of the paper cup.

fangs

Glue the fangs at the bottom of the paper cup.

hole for nose

Use a pencil to poke a little hole in the middle of the cup, between the eyes and fangs.

glowing nose

Slide the tea light candle through the hole from the inside.

paper cup vampire

Glue the wings to the back of the paper cup, one wing on each side.

Paper cup bats craft

Paper cup bats craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Make paper cup bats with glowing noses this Halloween.

Materials

  • Bat template (find it at the end of the post)
  • White paper cup
  • Black craft paint
  • Construction paper: black and white
  • Tea light candle
  • Glue

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by painting the paper cup black ans set it aside to dry completely. You can also use a black paper cup instead and skip the painting step.
  2. Download the bat template, trace the wing pattern on black paper and cut out two bat wings. Cut out the eyes and two fangs.
  3. Glue the eyes at the top of the paper cup.
  4. Glue the fangs at the bottom of the paper cup.
  5. Use a pencil to poke a little hole in the middle of the cup, between the eyes and fangs.
  6. Slide the tea light candle through the hole from the inside.
  7. Glue the wings to the back of the paper cup, one wing on each side.

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