Bat Silhouette Halloween Craft

Make a spooky bat silhouette craft picture with the kids this Halloween.  Use our free printable bat templates and paint in a spray bottle to create a bat filled night sky. Children of preschool age and upwards will love the fun painting technique used to create the spooky sky and it looks really effective.


Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

Take a look at all our Halloween activities. You might like our ghost lollipops, conker spiders and our Halloween colouring pages



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Bat Silhouette Craft


We had a lot of fun with this spooky bat craft! To prepare for this activity I printed out our printable bat template and drew around it on sticky back plastic. I then cut the bat shapes out. Older children may enjoy drawing their own bat shapes free hand. 

Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

Begin by sticking the bat shapes cut out from sticky back plastic onto the black card. Then spray silver paint all over the card (especially around the bat shapes). 

We used silver poster paint that had been watered down a little so that it didn't block up the spray bottle. We used about 50 % paint and 50% water. 

TIPS: It's important to try and keep the spray bottle as upright as possible or fill it with lots of paint in order for it to work well. As the paint started running out Daisy (aged 3) found it harder to use the spray bottle. 

Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

Leave the paint to dry and then carefully peel off the sticky back plastic bat shapes.  You will be left with a bat silhouette against a star filled night sky. 


Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

You could finish this craft here as the black bats look amazing against the starry sky, but adding googly eyes to the bats is fun! We choose pink and green eyes for our bats to make them look extra spooky. 


Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

This bat craft would be perfect for Halloween, especially with the colourful googly eyes! 

Halloween silhouette bat craft for kids. Use our printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to paint a spooky night sky.  Suitable for preschool age upwards.

DOWNLOAD your  BAT SILHOUETTE PRINTABLE here. 

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