Bat Craft - Make a bat silhoutte craft using our bat template

Make a spooky bat silhouette craft with the kids this Halloween.  Use our free printable bat template and paint in a spray bottle to create a bat filled night sky. This bat craft for kids is perfect for preschoolers working on fine motor skills and kids of all ages will love the fun painting technique used to create the spooky sky! What a fun halloween craft for kids!

Bat silhoutte craft for kids with bat template

Bat crafts are 
so much fun for Halloween, but they make fun Autumn crafts too! We have lots more fun halloween crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. You might like our spider sensory bags, puffy paint pumpkins or conker spiders.

We have a set of fun Halloween colouring pages for kids too that are free to download and print out at home.

Below you will find step by step instructions to make this bat silhoutte craft. You can find the printable bat template at the bottom of the page. 


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Bat Silhouette Craft

STEP 1: Prepare printable bat template

We had a lot of fun with this spooky bat craft! To prepare for this activity you will need to print out the printable bat template available at the bottom of the page. 

STEP 2: Draw bat shapes on contact paper

Draw around the bat template onto contact paper (sticky back plastic). Then cut the bat shapes out. Older children may enjoy drawing their own bat shapes free hand whilst younger toddlers and preschoolers may need their bat shapes cut out for them.

STEP 3: Stick the bat shapes onto black card

Once you have cut out your bat shapes carefully peel the back off your contact paper and stick the bat shapes onto a piece of black card. The area covered by the contact paper bat shapes is what will create your bat silhouette. 

Halloween bat craft for kids with printable bat template

STEP 4: Spray paint to make bat silhouttes

This is the best part of this bat craft! Spray silver paint all over the card making sure that you pay particular attention to the area around the bat shapes as this is the area you are trying to create a bat silhouette. . 

To make the silver spray paint simply mix metallic silver paint with water and add it to a small spray bottle. You don't want the paint to be too thick or it will block up the spray bottle. You are aiming for a consistency of 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. 

spray paint bat craft for kids

STEP 5: Remove the bat shapes to reveal a bat silhouette

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

Bat Craft - Make a bat silhoutte craft using our bat template

STEP 6: Add eyes to bat craft

You could finish this bat 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 bat craft to make our bats look extra spooky. 

Halloween craft for kids - bat silhoutte

This bat craft would make a perfect Halloween craft for preschoolers, especially with the colourful googly eyes! 

Make a bat silhoutte craft using our printable bat template. This bat craft for kids uses a fun painting technique - spray painting. What a fun Halloween craft for kids. Preschoolers will love it!


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We hope you have fun making this bat silhoutte craft for kids. Don't forget to print out our printable bat template to help you draw your bat shapes. This silhoutte bat craft makes a perfect Halloween craft for preschoolers. Check out our other halloween crafts for kids too!

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