Bat craft and preschool shapes activity (bat pattern included)

This bat craft makes a PERFECT preschool shapes activity for this time of year! It is such a fun Halloween craft that looks amazing at the same time as teaching preschoolers their shapes. We have included a free printable bat pattern to make this bat craft easy and fun! Just follow the step by step directions below for this fun shapes activity for preschoolers.

Bat craft and preschool shapes activity. Bat pattern included. Easy shape activities for preschool.

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This bat craft would be so fun to make in the lead up to Halloween! Whether you are looking for shape activities for preschoolers to do in a classroom, on a playdate or as a rainy day activity, these shape bats are lots of fun to make and display! How amazing would these shape bats look hanging up as decorations for a Halloween party! 

Just follow the directions below to make this Halloween craft for preschoolers using our free printable bat pattern! The printable bat template includes 3 shapes; a circle, square and triangle but you could always take this shapes activity one step further and make bats in all kind of shapes!



Supplies needed for your Bat Craft:

  • Black craft papers
  • White craft papers
  • Pink craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Bat Craft Instructions:

Bat craft and preschool shapes activity with bat pattern

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started with this shape bat craft, make sure to gather up all your supplies! It makes it SOOOOOO much easier when you aren't running around looking for supplies!

Make sure to download and print off your printable bat pattern. If you are doing this shape activity with younger preschoolers and toddlers you may want to trace and cut out the shapes ahead of time. 

STEP 2: Cut out your shapes

Once you have prepared your supplies, it's time to get started on your bat craft! Trace the shapes from your template onto coloured craft papers. Trace the small triangles onto white paper, trace the curved shapes and inner ear shapes onto pink paper, and trace the remaining shapes onto black paper.

The bat pattern includes 3 different shaped bats. The body of each of the bats will either be a circle, square or triange, the other pieces used to make this bat craft remain the same. 

bat pattern for shapes activity

STEP 3: Arrange and attach your shapes

Glue the inner ear shapes onto the outer ear shapes to complete the bat's ears. Glue the eyes and mouth onto the selected shape, which will resemble the body of the bat. Then, stick the ear on the top side of the body and glue the fangs onto the front side near the mouth. (see image below)

free bat pattern for shapes activity - bat craft for kids

Glue your wings onto both sides of the bat's body - making sure to apply pressure to allow them to stick together without coming apart.

printable shapes activity for kids. Bat craft with bat pattern.

STEP 4: Leave to dry and repeat

Repeat the steps for each bat shape that you would like to make. Don't feel that you need to only make the shapes included on the bat template. How much fun would it be to make a heart shaped bat, a rectangle bat or a hexagon bat! Toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun exploring different shapes!

Once your bats are complete leave them to dry before displaying them. These bats would look super displayed on the walls for halloween. 

shape activities for preschool. Halloween bat craft with bat pattern.


To download this bat template for free click on the link below and add the discount code: batpattern. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

bat template

Bat craft and preschool shapes activity (bat pattern included)

We hope you enjoy making this fun bat craft with your preschoolers or toddlers! This preschool shapes activity is so perfect for Halloween! Hopefully the printable bat pattern will help to make this bat craft super easy! If you're looking for more shape activities for preschool, make sure to check out this fun shape painting activity. We also have lots more Halloween activities for kids

Bat craft and preschool shapes activity. Bat pattern included. Easy shape activities for preschool.

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