Oil Pastel Bat Craft (bat template included!)

What better way to prepare for Halloween than with some oil pastel art? Children of all ages will love making this spooky oil pastel bat craft. We've even included a free bat template to make it super easy! Scroll down below for step-by-step directions to make your very own bat oil pastel art.

oil pastel bat craft

Make sure to check out these other fun Halloween bat crafts! We have had so much fun with this bat silhoutte craft, these bat treat bags, and our shape bat craft for preschoolers.

Be sure to also check out more Halloween oil pastel art (coming soon)! If you enjoy using oil pastels you might also enjoy our city skyline art project created using oil pastels. 

bat craft

We have really enjoyed making this bat oil pastel art. It's a great classroom or after-school activity for children to do with parents or grandparents. This bat craft could also make a great playdate activity!

Scroll down below to get started making your oil pastel art utilizing the bat template.

Oil Pastel Bat Craft (bat template included)

oil pastel art

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Bat craft supplies

How to make your bat oil pastel art

STEP 1: Get your supplies ready

Before you get started, gather up all your supplies to make the art process easier. Make sure to download and print out the bat template! If you haven't done so yet, scroll down below for the free template.

bat template

STEP 2: Prepare bat template

To get started, grab your template and carefully cut out all the bats and set aside.

STEP 3: Draw the moon

Grab a white piece of construction paper or cardstock and draw a circle for the moon with yellow oil pastels and then trace that circle with orange.

oil pastel craft

Then, use your fingertips to smudge the colours together.

oil pastel art moon craft

STEP 4: Add more colours

Next, use blues and greens to create colour around the moon. Put a thick layer of oil pastel on and use your fingertips to blend. (Make sure to blend a lot to get the best results!)

Halloween bat craft

STEP 5: Draw a border

Once you're happy with the result, draw a border around the edges with black oil pastel. Blend the black towards the middle of the paper until you're happy with the result.

STEP 6: Glue the bats

Next, glue the pre cut out bats all over the moon. Play around with spacing them out and only glue them on once you are happy with their positions.

bat craft with bat template

You can also try experimenting with different colours. How spooky would a purple sky be?!


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

bat template

We hope you enjoy making this fun oil pastel art! This is the perfect bat craft for Halloween. Kids will have so much fun making this and gluing all the little bats from the bat template on the oil pastel sky.

Bat craft - oil pastel art with a bat template included. A perfect Halloween craft for kids!

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